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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Wessex Folk
An excellent Digital recording made in 1986 by Saydisc records, and now nearly 25 years later it still sounds great. It is in fact an important recording that recreates the style and sound of popular songs and dances Familiar to people such as Thomas Hardy and his family in the 19th Century. Thomas Hardy, the writer, came from a musical family. They could read music and...
Published on 31 July 2010 by Miss M. Potter

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3.0 out of 5 stars Trad Folk and Gallery carols
Not as atogether bright and breezy as I had hoped...maybe i've been spoiled by other artist's work in this area?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Wessex Folk, 31 July 2010
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Miss M. Potter "marcia" (england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex (Audio CD)
An excellent Digital recording made in 1986 by Saydisc records, and now nearly 25 years later it still sounds great. It is in fact an important recording that recreates the style and sound of popular songs and dances Familiar to people such as Thomas Hardy and his family in the 19th Century. Thomas Hardy, the writer, came from a musical family. They could read music and they collected manuscripts of music and Hardy`s father kept a book in which he noted down traditional tunes he liked. This recording has many tunes that Hardy talks about in his many books. And each tune is interpreted by the Mellstock Band on authentic instruments in a faithful, vibrant and exciting way. These tunes have been played in rural English parish churches by wind and string players during the 18th and early 19th century. This would usually be in the west gallery of the church and these musicians would be joined by a choir.
There are some catchy, melodic, rhythmic and enjoyable dance tunes. And there are also some anthemic joyous songs along with beautiful harmonies. The performance from the band is very good and the whole recording has a unique atmosphere.
I highly recommend this recording. Also of interest are similar Mellstock Band recordings that I also recommend if you like this one. Try Dance at the Phoenix Songs of Thomas Hardy's Wessex Thomas Hardy Readings: Readings/Poetry & Music O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!, 10 Dec 2010
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Diogenes (Charleston SC, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex (Audio CD)
Order placed 3rd DEC with Amazon.uk; order received 10th DEC. In a trans-Atlantic shipment, that's very fast timing. These English folk songs from "Hardy's Wessex" are a far cry more optimistic than Thomas Hardy ever was! Such lovely singing, with a tenderness and joyousness that go very well with a seasonal tot and neighbors popping in.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Trad Folk and Gallery carols, 2 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex (Audio CD)
Not as atogether bright and breezy as I had hoped...maybe i've been spoiled by other artist's work in this area?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic as you could get, 6 Jan 2013
This review is from: Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex (Audio CD)
Using original instruments and the manuscripts of the time the Mellstock Band & Choir perform 18 songs and instrumentals associated with Thomas Hardy's Wessex in 54 minutes of music.
The sleeve shows a reproduction of The Village Choir by T Webster from the Victoria & Albert Museum
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