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"Sing Hallelu" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)

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"Sing Hallelu" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)
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"The Sounding Joy" available here: http://goo.gl/hcoMOt The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O'Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. From the liner notes: "Daniel thought the chords in this arrangement would sound beautiful on the harp. I have always loved the harp arrangements that Zeena Parkins did for Bjork, and I think that Ruth Crawford Seeger's arrangements would sound right at home in such a modern, experimental music context." Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Elizabeth Clark-Jerez Daniel LIttleton Elizabeth Mitchell Director: Kale Kaposhilin Assistant Director: John Butters Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Key Grip / Gaffer: John Butters Production Designer: Veronica Fannin Production Assistants: Mike Sandler, Joe Stevens Recording Engineers: Guthrie Lord, Chris Andersen, Alex Storm Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord Special Thanks: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Jennifer Donovan, Maggie J. Salesman, Jill Freiburg, Everyone at The Ashokan Center A Production of Evolving Media Network for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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2 min 32 sec
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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2013-12-04T19:25:44.000Z
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