Christmas Music from Williamsburg
The recording was made in Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia. The music has been gathered from a wide variety of sources. Its relatively simple character makes it suitable for performing by amateurs at home during the Christmas season.
Few descriptions of Christmas activities in colonial Virginia survive. Statements such as these indicate a joyful state of mind and are valuable testimony of celebration, at least among the well-to-do citizens. Christmas was generally celebrated at home with family and the seasonal excitement was centered there.