The Carrolls

Christmas Carrolling

Christmas Carrolling by The Carrolls
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For fans of:The Chieftans, Mediaeval Baebes, Aradhna, Your church's hymnal
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  1. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  2. What Child Is This
  3. Expandi Manus
  4. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  5. Remember O Thou Man
  6. Garlic and tomatoes
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This is our first attempt at recording. We used garageband on our Mac and used an H2 Zoom for the mic. It's a little rough here and there, but here it is. And mad respect for people who do this and do it well! Merry Christmas!


Tim Carroll - Dilruba, fiddle/violin, bodhran, triangle, some sort of horn digeridoo combo, accordian, mandolin, tin whistle, vocals, and everything else.

Christine - Vocals and guitar

Mixed by Christine in GarageBand

Recorded at home, Fort Mott, and Grace Church using an H2 Zoom connected to our Macbook.

Bonus track by Tim!

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence is an ancient chant of Eucharistic devotion based on words from Habakkuk 2:20, "Let all the earth keep silence before him". The original was composed in Greek as a Cherubic Hymn for the Offertory of the Divine Liturgy of St James in the fourth century AD, with local churches adopting arrangements in Syriac. In modern times, the Ralph Vaughan Williams arrangement of a translation from the Greek by Gerard Moultrie to the tune of Picardy, a French medieval folk melody, popularized the hymn among other Christian congregations.

"What Child Is This?" is a popular Christmas carol with lyrics written in 1865 by English writer William Chatterton Dix. The tune is known as Greensleeves.

Expandi manus, from Bicina ex VII Psalmis Poenitentialibus, two-part vocal compositions, by Orlande de Lassus who was a Netherlandish composer of the late Renaissance.

In dulci jubilo ("In sweet rejoicing") is a traditional Christmas carol. In its original setting, the carol is a macaronic text of German and Latin dating from the Middle Ages. Subsequent translations into English, such as J.M. Neale's arrangement "Good Christian Men, Rejoice" have increased its popularity.

Remember O Thou Man is from Thomas Ravenscroft's Melismata (1611).

Garlic and Tomatoes was composed and performed by Tim Carroll in approximately 5 minutes after learning how to use GarageBand and immediately after finding garlic and tomatoes left on our front porch by our neighbors.

For fans of:The Chieftans, Mediaeval Baebes, Aradhna, Your church's hymnal
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