A Christmas Motley
John Garvey

Combine three bright, infectious Renaissance dances that will have you improvising your own galliard and branle. Stir in some wassails, one a less-familiar traditional followed by two old favorites in a merry medley inspired by Beautiful Downtown Burbank. Divide an unfamiliar Elizabethan Christmas song into three equal parts and flavor the first part with sugarplum fairies, the second with a sprinkling from a foppish powdered wig, and the third part with a pinch of Tudor melancholy. Add to mixture and set aside.

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Combine chanting monks and angel choirs and mix until voluminous. Fold into mixture and top with sacbut, cornamuse, piccolo, sleighbells, saxophone, strings, toy robots and cell phones. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Listen to samples:
King of Denmark’s Galliard
Ringtone Wassail / Burbank Wassail
Angels We Have Heard on High
Bring a Torch, Jennifer, Ashley

14 tracks, running time 53:41.

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