Only 27 days to go, and counting… We’re finally nearly there – the release date of our new album ‘make merry’!
Here’s what we say and think about the album: IT’S ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!
Ok, and here is the more official version ;-):
Setting free our imagination, and combining our classical background with improvisation in country, folk and world music styles, we’ve given a fresh take to the festive classics.
Our approach to every song was different – sometimes we followed the words of the songs (for example Coventry Carol, about king Herod ordering the babies’ deaths, is naturally dark and anguished). But sometimes we turned a song upside-down, like Good King Wenceslas, often heard quite stately, but here transported to 20th century America in a country and western style.
A thrilling camel ride through “We Three Kings of Orient Are” contrasts with our rendition of “Silent Night”, where we used high guitar harmonics to shine out a shimmering starscape above the alto flute’s gentle lullaby.
Hopefully that’s enough to whet your appetites!
- We three Kings of Orient Are
- Away in a Manger
- Silent Night
- Good King Wenceslas
- Ding Dong Merrily on High
- Jingle Bells
- Coventry Carol
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- Deck the Halls
- The Holly and the Ivy
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- O Come o come Emmanuel
- While Shepherds Watched
Clips from these songs will be released into the wild, from 18th November. Lookout!