Songs for Christmas
Featuring three original tracks.
1. Song of the Incarnation, copyright Charity Quin © ℗.
2. I wonder as I wander – Appalachian Carol
3. In the Bleak mid-winter – Harold Darke *
Charity Quin: Vocals
David Fitzgerald : Woodwind
Jean Kelly : Harp & Cello
Recorded and produced by Jesse Quin
MCPS License obtained*
ABOUT THIS EP
I have to say, I love Christmas! – not the commercial crazy version, but the contemplative (hard to do in the rush!)one.
I love the music, candles, starlight, crisp cold days. Time with family by the fire or out walking…and of course the joy of Jesus coming to us, to be one of us, in all the muck and bullets of life…from the cradle to the Cross and back to life again, so we too could have and enjoy our lives!
‘I wonder as I wander’ is an Appalachian song that my mother always used to sing to us as we sat around the campfire under the stars on, family holidays. It was recorded in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral, by kind permission of Paul Trepte, the wonderful director of music at the time.
The Lady chapel has an amazing and beautiful long reverb, which as a singer, feels like surfing a wave! David Fitzgerald and I wove the sounds together. Such a joy!
‘In the Bleak midwinter’ (H.Darke) and my own song
‘Song of the Incarnation’ were recorded at Framlingham College, Suffolk.
‘In the Bleak midwinter, is sung to the alternative tune by Harold Darke. ‘Song of the incarnation’ was specially written for a concert of songs and readings that I did in three beautiful Suffolk Churches.
Jean Kelly also added her beautiful playing to my album ‘The Patience of the Fisherman’ How she manages to haul around her huge concert harp always amazes me!
Please do check out these lovely musicians btw. Jesse Quin included of course! (Keane bassist) (c) c quin 2021
The words to ‘I wonder as I wander’ and ‘In the Bleak midwinter’ Can be found on all good lyrics sites.