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Christmas Collection (The) (Unabridged)

Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can be seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the ‘many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas’ there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers and made mystical in stories.

This collection includes complete versions of old favourites and new discoveries: a sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, an account of Christmas under the Puritans, a first, poverty-stricken Christmas in turn-of-the-century New York and a Mummers’ play.

Adding the final touch is the music: from traditional Christmas carols and Corelli to Benjamin Britten. On this recording, Christmas past brings alive Christmas present.



Disc 1

  The Christmas Collection
1.   Play with flash player A Recipe For Christmas Pastry 00:02:34
2.   Play with flash player Britannia's Housewives Blithe 00:02:30
3.   Play with flash player The Bird Of Dawning 00:00:37
4.   Play with flash player The Reverend Doctor Opimian Soliloquises On Christmas 00:01:59
5.   Play with flash player Yule Log 00:00:46
6.   Play with flash player Christmas Day 00:01:51
7.   Play with flash player December 00:01:09
8.   Play with flash player Sir Roger de Coverley's Christmas 00:02:23
9.   Play with flash player Kids Stuff 00:02:09
10.   Play with flash player Christmas 00:02:35
11.   Play with flash player From Under The Greenwood Tree 00:05:21
12.   Play with flash player Christmas Invitation Humbly Inscrib'd To The Honourable Beef Steak Club 00:01:34
13.   Play with flash player A Visit From St. Nicholas 00:03:09
14.   Play with flash player Letter: All Quiet On The Western Front 00:04:16
15.   Play with flash player The Oxen (Carol: In The Bleak Midwinter) 00:01:43
16.   Play with flash player I Saw A Stable 00:00:33
17.   Play with flash player The Innkeeper's Wife 00:02:17
18.   Play with flash player A Civil Wartime Christmas 1657 00:02:17
19.   Play with flash player The Boar's Head 00:01:21
20.   Play with flash player A Restoration Christmas 00:02:51
21.   Play with flash player Heap On More Wood! 00:01:12
22.   Play with flash player Mr. Pickwick's Christmas 00:04:10
23.   Play with flash player Snapdragon 00:02:08
24.   Play with flash player Rectory Christmas 00:03:25
25.   Play with flash player Everything And More 00:02:28
26.   Play with flash player The Little Match - Girl 00:07:26
27.   Play with flash player The Christmas Tree 00:01:45
28.   Play with flash player The Finest Festive Feast 00:02:30
29.   Play with flash player First Married Christmas 00:06:57


Disc 2

  The Christmas Collection
1.   Play with flash player Dark Oak, Light Candles 00:13:46
2.   Play with flash player Glennie Nell's Roast Christmas Possum 00:03:24
3.   Play with flash player Christmas In Wartime 00:07:43
4.   Play with flash player Curmedgeonly Christmases: Oh Noisey Bells, Be Dumb 00:01:10
5.   Play with flash player Gifts Are Like Hooks 00:00:52
6.   Play with flash player Curmedgeonly Christmases: Christmas Not What It Was 00:01:27
7.   Play with flash player Christmas Day In The Workhouse 00:08:34
8.   Play with flash player Curmedgeonly Christmases: Horrible Heathen Rite 00:05:31
9.   Play with flash player Partying: The Christmas Mummers' Play As Performed In Some Of The Villages Near Lutterworth, Leicest 00:06:28
10.   Play with flash player Food For Thought: The Magi - A Sermon Preached By Lancelot Andrewes Before The King's Majesty At Whi 00:06:52
11.   Play with flash player Food For Thought: The Magi 00:00:49
12.   Play with flash player Food For Thought: Little Things 00:00:43
13.   Play with flash player Afterthought 00:01:48
14.   Play with flash player The Shop Of Ghosts 00:10:31
15.   Play with flash player Ceremony Upon Candlemas Eve 00:00:30
16.   Play with flash player Ceremony For Candlemas Day 00:00:28
17.   Play with flash player Ring Out, Wild Bells 00:03:12

Total Playing Time: 02:29:44






Reader(s):
Engel, Susan; Harris, Simon; Jeffrey, Peter; Moffatt, John; Ross, Liza; Soames, Benjamin; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Anthologies / Collections

Catalogue No: NA214912

Barcode: 9789629545017

Boxset: NAX33012

Release Date: 10/2006

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