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Will Taylor and Strings Attached present selections from its Holiday Music collection.

Will Taylor and Strings Attached present selections from its Holiday Music collection.
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Location:

Austin, TX

Description:

Will Taylor and Strings Attached present selections from its Holiday Music collection.

Language:

English

Contact:

512-775-2371


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Auld Lang Syne

12/24/2011
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Duration:00:04:08

What Child Is This

12/23/2011
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Duration:00:04:27

We Three Kings

12/23/2011
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Duration:00:04:15

O Christmas Tree

12/23/2011
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Duration:00:13:44

Angels We Have Heard

12/23/2011
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Duration:00:13:36

A Coventry Carol Lullaby

12/22/2011
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Dating back to the 16 century, this carol is named after Coventry, England and was performed as part of the play called “The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors.” The pageant may have roots dating back to the 14 century as part of morality plays that tradesmen performed for the entertainment of monarchs and town officials. The play illustrates the Christmas story found in chapter two of the Gospel of Mathew. The carol refers to the Massacre of the Innocents when Herod the King of Judea,...

Duration:00:02:57

About A Mandolin Christmas

12/20/2011
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A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings and 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin, TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating. The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is...

Duration:00:02:05

Joy to the World

12/20/2011
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The lyrics of Joy to the World were written by the English hymn writer Isaac Watts and based on Psalm 98 from the Bible. First published in 1719, the words originally glorified the second coming of Christ – not celebrating the birth of Christ. Only the second half of Watts’ lyrics are used today. The music was adapted and arranged by Lowell Mason in 1839, from an older melody that is believed to have originated from Handel, but he did not compose the whole tune. Mason is also known for...

Duration:00:02:37

A Poet's Bleak Midwinter

12/18/2011
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These lyrics are based on a poem written by English poet Christina Rossetti in 1872. Her best known work is her long poem ‘Goblin Market.’ She responded to a request by Scribner’s Monthly magazine for a Christmas poem. Scribner’s was an illustrated periodical for the American people that was published from 1870 to 1881. In the Bleak Midwinter became a Christmas carol in 1906, after appearing in The English Hymnal with a setting by Gustav Holst. A setting by Harold Darke was written in 1911...

Duration:00:03:29

Crossing Lines with Silent Night

12/12/2011
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Translated into hundreds of languages and recorded by just as many artists; this song was sung by the French, English and German troops at the Christmas truce in 1914, during the First World War.The Christmas truce was a succession of widespread unofficial cease fires across the western front lines. It was a symbolic moment of peace and humanity where many soldiers crossed enemy lines to openly congregate and interact with their counterparts amidst the violent war. They allowed each other...

Duration:00:04:14

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