A Celebration of Christmas

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COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Vanguard
WORKS: Carols: O little one sweet; find more
PERFORMER: The Deller Consort, Musica Antiqua of Vienna/Alfred Deller
CATALOGUE NO: OVC 8050/53 ADD

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Four decades ago, the Deller Consort and Musica Antiqua Wien were the pace-setters. US readers may warm to this four-disc Christmas reissue (a bargain at under $40; not yet available boxed in the UK). A few arrangements and pacings seem quirky, but the transfers are high quality. Deller’s fluted high countertenor (‘O little one sweet’, etc) remains an unsurpassed joy.