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Chorealis vocal ensemble - Somerset Wassail

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Published on Dec 14, 2008

Chorealis vocal ensemble, in Vernon BC Canada, singing Somerset Wassail.

This English folksong was arranged by John Rutter. Wassailing is the custom of hailing the apple trees to get a good harvest, often around Christmas time.

It is practiced mainly in the west country (Somerset, Devonshire, Wiltshire, Gloustershire and Dorset) as this is the region which is famed for a tradition of cider making (notably Somerset).

see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTazCq...

and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wassail

For more information about Chorealis, please visit chorealis.ca
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