SuBLiMe Christmas, new CD
“ SuBLiMe Christmas” is Spanish Brass Luur Metalls’ latest recording project, dedicated to Christmas works. The present recording is the happy result of the group’s successes touring the United States around Christmas time.
While the selections include the Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and the authentic Catalan villancico “Fum, Fum, Fum,” the focus is on songs from the Anglo-Saxon countries, where Christmas music is perhaps has even deeper social roots than in the Mediterranean lands.
Of special note are two modern American classics, “Christmas Time is Here” and “Linus and Lucy,” by jazz pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi, both highpoints of his album “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Published in the mid-1960’s, these are already indispensible parts of the North American Christmas heritage.