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Thread #13111 Message #1109440
Posted By: Desert Dancer
04-Feb-04 - 04:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Chariots (John Kirkpatrick)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Xmas Song - Chariots of Gold ?
The song is "Chariots", written by John Kirkpatrick as commissioned for the "Wassail!" project by Folkworks and completed with financial assistance from Northern Arts. Recorded by Kirkpatrick, Rosie Cross, Georgina Le Faux, Michael Gregory, Jane Threlfall, Carl Hogsden on the cd "Wassail!" (Fellside Recordings, FECD125, not sure what year). Linda Adams was an additional voice on the recording of "Chariots." The original "Wassail!" tour took place for Christmas 1995, and a second in 1997. I assume the recording's 1998.
Also recorded in the U.S. by Nowell Sing We Clear (John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, and Andy Davis on their cd "Just Say Nowell" (Golden Hind Music, GHM-105, 2000).
So, a contemporary song composed by someone well-versed in traditional music.
~ Becky in Tucson