Christmas had been a much neglected holiday until the Victorians revived its beloved traditions - trimming the tree, hanging the mistletoe, decking the hall...and celebrating it all in songs called carols. A Victorian Christmas offers a delightful assortment of the popular carols of the time, from those still well-known today, including The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Greensleeves, The Holly and the Ivy and The Wassail Song; to a treasure trove of lesser known gems including The Cherry Tree Carol, The Carnal and the Crane and My Dancing Day. Featuring the lyrical hammered dulcimer (or, as the Victorians called it, the "piano harp") of Robin Petrie in sparkling arrangements which also include different combinations of piano, strings, harp and guitar.
|For more period music for the holidays, check A Victorian Noël, the companion album to A Victorian Christmas.|
Download Your Favorite Victorian Christmas Tracks on Apple iTunes
Click to hear a clip of The Wexford Carol.
Click to hear a clip of Greensleeves.
Click to hear a clip of The Wassail Song.
|Click here to see Robin's Web site.|
|A Victorian Christmas Liner Notes, Song List and Artist's Biography