Monthly Archives: December 2018

Your Daily Dose of Christmas

On the penultimate night of the Christmas season, here is an entire album, which is one of my favorite listens this time of year. We’re almost there! Christmas is almost here! Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

I’m not a terribly big fan of Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas music, but this setting of “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella” is quite lovely. Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

It’s been true since 1993, when I graduated college: I will never not be able to listen to this work without thinking of Dr. Janice Wade. Here is Tchaikovsky’s ever-wonderful Nutcracker Suite. Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

“Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow….” Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

So yesterday was my “grab bag Little Drummer Boy” post, and then today YouTube helpfully offers this suggestion, so here you go. Meanwhile, in Christmas music that involves neither little boys nor drumming, we have a classic by Bing! Off … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

Here are some variations on “The Little Drummer Boy,” culminating with my favorite. (Although, as someone pointed out on Facebook earlier, if “the ox and lamb kept time,” what’s the drummer doing?!) Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas

Neil! When this song came out I thought it was a colossal misfire, but in the seasons since, it’s worn me down and now I can’t help loving this incredibly goofy tune. Have a cherry cherry Christmas, everyone! Share This … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas (Today edition)

Yo Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott play Bach and Gounod. Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas (Sunday edition)

Check out this lineup: Sarah McLachlan, Loreena McKennitt, Andrea Corr, Hayley Westenra, Jana Mashonee, and Amy Petty. Wow. Share This Post

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas (Saturday edition)

You know what the lesson this year is? I need to get back to my previous years’ practice of pre-selecting music and scheduling posts. Wow, I am not good at this in 2018. That said, here is Ralph Vaughan Williams’s … Continue reading

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