CD: A CONTEMPLATIVE CHRISTMAS
‘A Contemplative Christmas’ presents the sacred music of this season in instrumental form, drawing upon the gifts of the Carmelite Sisters of Reno (piano, harp, recorder and cello) and joined by the added beauty of guest violinist, Jennifer Sokol. We pray that the music will quiet your heart in this busy season and draw you into that contemplative space where the meaning of the season, ‘Emmanuel, God with us’, can be experienced anew as a living reality.
There are eight arrangements by Claire Sokol, OCD among the 22 selections, and the total playing time is 66 minutes.
Song Titles: O Come O Come Emmanuel, Of the Father’s Love Begotten, The Wexford Carol, O Come Little Children, Canon de Noël, In Dulci Jubilo, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High, Il est né le Divin Enfant, Infant Holy Infant Lowly, Away in a Manger (two melodies), Silent Night, Still Still Still, I Wonder as I Wander, Coventry Carol, O Holy Night, What Child is This, The Bells of Paradise, I Saw Three Ships, The Huron Carol, Ding Dong Merrily on High.