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Christmas Joy in Latvia

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Latvian Concert Choir Latvian Concert Choir


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The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time (25 items)
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Published 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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The joy we feel in anticipating the sun s return after the winter solstice is greatly magnified by the spiritual light that comes with Christmas. This recording, Christmas Joy in Latvia, is a collection of new musical works to enrich the season s array of colors. The essence of the CD is expressed by its title: it highlights age-old values in a contemporary fashion. The old world and its traditions change with each new year.
Manufacturer: Albany Records
Release date: 1 October 2008
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0034061104025 UPC: 034061104025
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The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time (25 music items)

"If you're looking for actual, traditional Christmas music, you couldn't do better than this rich, fascinating album of carols done by the New York Latvian Concert Choir, which is conducted by 74-year-old Andrejs Jansons. Mixing modern and ancient, Christian and pagan, sung in a clean, distinctly Baltic vocal style, this music powerfully evokes the richly textured, American immigrant experience. "On Christmas Eve" recalls old-time Broadway musicals, while "My Lovely Flax Field," connects to a dis"