Apples In Winter

By The Itinerant Band

  1. Christmas Day Ida Mornin’
    Masters In This Hall
    In Dulci Jubilo
  2. Please To See The King
    The Wren
  3. Carol For New Year’s Day
  4. Chestnut
    Hole In The Wall
    Parson’s Farewell
  5. Il Est Ne (Le Divin Enfant)
    Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella
  6. Carolan’s Welcome
  7. Auld Lang Syne
  8. Apples In Winter
    The Humours Of Winter
    I Saw Three Ships
  9. Huron Carol
  10. Coventry Carol
    Christ Child’s Lullaby
  11. Gloucester Wassail
  12. Breakin’ Up Christmas
    Cold Frosty Morning
  13. Cradle Hymn
  14. Marche De Turenne
    Good King Wenceslas
    Ding Dong Merrily On High

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Apples in Winter

The third CD by The Itinerant Band. Sub-titled “Seasonal music of times past”. A pleasant mix of 18th century music of the winter season. Some familiar, some obscure, something for everyone.

Re: Apples In Winter


“Apples in Winter” is a compilation of music from various times and cultures in a celebration of traditions of Christmas and the Winter season. From France came the 13th century “Marche de Turenne,” as well as the 16th century song, “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella.” We drew from Scotland’s musical heritage in selecting a Shetland tune entitled “Christmas Day Ida Morning,” Robert Burns original version of “Auld Lang Syne,” and a beautiful Hebridian melody, “The Christ Child’s Lullaby.” England offered us wonderful dance tunes such as “Chestnut” and “Parson’s Farewell” from the 17th century English Dancing Master, as well as the popular “Gloucester Wassail.” Turlough O’Carolan of Ireland composed dozens of memorable melodies and we chose his “Carolan’s Welcome” for our recording. We included the first carol written in the new world, the “Huron Carol”, and from the rich musical history of Virginia came such tunes as “Breaking up Christmas” and “Cold Frosty Morning.”

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