Maggie Sansone,
Sounds of the Season:
Traditional Christmas Carols & Dances

(Maggie's Music, 1988)

Maggie Sansone's Sounds of the Season provides 58:42 mesmerizing minutes of inspiration, joy and holiday cheer via Maggie's hammered dulcimer. These delightful, lively renditions of traditional Christmas carols and dances will alter the mood of any Tom, Dick or Scrooge.

Sansone not only includes classic carols, but combines and intertwines them with lesser-known English, Welsh, French, Irish and Scottish favorites, giving this compilation extra flavor and uniqueness. Songs are "Deck the Hall/Ding Dong Merrily on High," "Wexford Carol," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," "Gower Wassail," "O Come, O Come Emanuel/Masters in this Hall," "Baloo, Lammy," "Joy to the World/Here We Come a Wassailing," "Christmas Eve is Here/Fum, Fum, Fum/Christmas Eve Reel," "Il Est Ne/Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella," "What Child is This," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "Personent Hodie," "I Saw Three Ships," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Scotch Mist/Marquis Huntley's Strathspey," "Miss Patterson/Johnny's Gone to France," "Bridget Cruise," "Ductia," and last, but not least, "Parson's Farewell."

One can never have too much Christmas spirit, or play too much Christmas music, so Maggie Sansone's Sounds of the Season is a perfect addition to your Christmas music collection for those easy-listening holiday evenings, or just any time at all.

- Rambles
written by Lynne Remick
published 14 December 2002

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