Altramar Medieval Music Ensemble

Nova Stella: A Medieval Italian Christmas

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Altramar's Nova Stella is a collection of medieval Christmas songs performed in Italian. This is an excellent collection, if only because it gives a nice idea of what Christmas music used to be before American music styles crept in. This has the potential to be a hard album to get into, but after a few listens the music takes shape and the songs simply get easier to grasp. Anyone looking for a different take on Christmas may want to give this a listen. It is a drastic departure from typical holiday music.

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