From Mid-November through New Year’s Eve, Tim Whitsett’s
Loco Electric Orchestra “don their gay apparel,” top up
their mugs of eggnog, and assume their nome de Noel
as the North Polish Symphony. It is the time, after all, to
go a-Christmas caroling, and The North Polish Symphony is
imbued with the joyful spirit of the season.
they are, The North Polish Symphony selected songs for this
album that have persistently proven popular and, indeed,
have been loved by generations. Songs such as “O Come All Ye
Faithful”, “We Three Kings”, “O Holy Night”, “Greensleeves”,
“Angels We Have Heard on High”, and “What Child is This” are
rendered in Renaissance style, respectfully freshened with a
dash of modern instrumentation.
In addition, the
NPS reached back through the centuries to brush off two 16th
century airs perfect for the season: “Mistletoe Minuet” and
“Pavane de Noel”.
And to round out
the album in anthemic fashion, two18th century works by
Georg Friedrich Handel are arranged in medley form entitled
“WeinachtsGemisch” (“Christmas Medley”).
As you deck your
halls with Christmas festoonery this year, let the North
Polish Symphony provide your essential musical backdrop for