Tuesday, November 30, 2010

North Pole Or South?

Here's one of the odder shares from a few years back.  I thought I'd enjoy it more than I did, but it just didn't float my boat.  A combination of language I don't understand with music I'm not familiar with just sort of sunk it for me.  So I'm going to inflict on you one more time, and I'll give it another listen, too.  Please download The Men's Choir Of St. Hedwig's-Polish Christmas Carols (Custom Pressed By Columbia Record Production SRS-513, Stereo).

1. Narodzil Sie Jezus Chrystus (Christ Is Born)
2. W Zlobie Lezy (In The Manger)
3. Dzisiaj W Betlejem (Today In Bethlehem)
4. Tryumfy Krola Niebieskiego (Triumph Of The Heavenly King)
5. Sliczna Panienka (Beautiful Maiden)
6. Wesola Nowine (Happy Tidings)
7. Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy (At Midnight)
8. Pospieszcie (Hasten Shepherds)
9. Kolysanka (Lullaby)
10. Lulajze (Go To Sleep)
11. Znarodzenia Pana (Master's Birth)
12. A De-ste Fideles
13. Chrystus, Chrystus (Christ, Christ)



Stormy said...

I don't speak Polish, but I like the look and sound of the language. And I once had a girlfriend who was Polish; she gave me a (different) recording of some of these carols way back in the dark ages of 1975, so there is some nostalgia here for me. Thanks for the share.

Auntie Knickers said...

I got this when you shared it before. It's not the only recording of Polish carols I've got (ordered one from Krakow through eBay a few years ago)and I don't speak Polish either; a bit of Russian but it doesn't help. I love the tunes though. W Zlobie Lezy (Infant Holy, Infant Lowly) is in a lot of hymnals now. I'd say you should listen a few more times and it will grow on you!

Gigh-Fi said...

Have you ever heard the Christmas in Poland record from the Christmas Around the World series put out by Capitol? The singing isn't perfect, but the spirit of it is wonderful and the Polish have a lot of great carols. I would be happy to share it if you're interested.

anomia said...

Gigh-Fi, Please do share that Christmas in Poland Album - not enough of those making the rounds!