Let The Angels Sing

European Christmas Carols and Songs

It's Christmas Time, - so "Let the Angels Sing"

Even if you have never heard these timeless melodies before,you will feel that you know them all by heart!

Each year, as the days grow shorter and temperatures a little colder, we begin to experience a sense of anticipation and excitement, as the holidays draw near. 'Tis the season for delicious smells, heart-warming sights, and joyful sounds; no other time of year is as filled with musical celebrations and good will, when even strangers come together and raise their voices in song!

New for this year, composer and arranger Michael Bojesen has selected hymns and carols from across the centuries and around the world, adding a touch of extra holiday joy with the soaring descants of Michala Petri's recorder, shining brightly like the star atop a Christmas tree.

From timeless favorites like "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear", "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", to less-familiar carols from other lands like the Basque "Gabriel's Message", the Polish "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" and the Czech "Zither Carol", Bojesen's arrangements of these beloved melodies with lift your spirit.

Enjoy this special musical celebration of the season, with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Michala Petri.

OUR Recordings is proud to present this album in the highest sound quality format commercially available- the SACD, DXD –format, engineered by the internationally acclaimed producer Preben Iwan, in the perfect acoustics of the Danish Radio Concert Hall.

  • Michala Petri has performed more than 4000 concerts in the worlds leading festivals and Concert Halls,and has broken down the boundaries of her instrument, the recorder.. Since youth she has followed her wish for musical expansion in various ways, through commissioning more than 150 new works, - including more than 30 recorder concertos, through dialogue with other musical cultures and through developing new playing techniques.

    Recorder

    Michala Petri

  • A choir with many facets

    Choir

    Danish National Vocal Ensemble

  • Since receiving his degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1984, Michael Bojesen has established a bold reputation with a striking profile in the Danish music scene, especially through his work as a conductor.

    Conductor

    Michael Bojesen

Reviews

Let The Angels Sing

Sunday Times (UK) - The choir`s singing is excellent-incisive, expressive and natural.

DC

Let The Angels Sing

dailyclassicalmusic.com CD Spotlight - A Wealth of Pleasure -'The singing throughout is of a high quality"

Roderic Dunnett

Let The Angels Sing

Politiken (DK)- Med portvin i glasset og konfekt i skålen er julen hjemme, når Petri spiller. 4 stars

Thomas Michelsen

Let The Angels Sing

The New listener, Germany, - Wenn die Engel singen

Oliver Fraenzke

Let The Angels Sing

Sunday Times (UK) - Of the countless Christmas Carols compilations coming out at Christmas, this is a considerable standout.

Paul Driver

Let The Angels Sing

Berlingske Tidende, Denmark - Top 9 on List for the years best CD and CD of the Week on DR.

Søren Schauser

Let The Angels Sing

The Guardian (UK) - Nothing is exactly as you know it, and yet it’s all soothingly familiar too

Stephen Pritchard

Let The Angels Sing

The Classical reviewer (UK) - Fine musicianship brought to bear on these timeless carols from around Europe make this a disc to return to all through the season.

Classical reviewer

Let The Angels Sing

Gramophone (UK) Christmas round-up - Another surprise, and another satisfying discs.

David Threasher

Let The Angels Sing

Aachener Zeitung/Aachener Nachrichten (Germany) - (5 Stars review,- maximum)

Aumin Kaumanns

Let The Angels Sing

Pizzicato (Luxemburg) - Christmas carols in excellent performances.

Remy Franck

Let The Angels Sing

Klassik Heute, Germany "die Verbindung mit der Blockflöte könnte gelungener nicht sein.

Guido Krawinkel

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