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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

It’s Christmas! May the day bring light and joy to you, whoever you are, wherever you are! (I personally tend to associate Handel’s Messiah more with Easter than Christmas, but I’ve noticed the great oratorio making more of a Christmas presence … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

One day more! Oh, sorry…that has nothing at all to do with Christmas, does it? Sorry! Another grab-bag post: I went to college with this guy! Jim McDonough was obviously talented “way back when”, but he’s really made good on his … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

Let’s see what’s in the Christmas music (and whatnot) grab-bag today, shall we? I just happened to be watching this when they did it on the air, sometime in the 90s. It lodged in my brain forever. I love this: … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

There’s no theme here…just songs and music and maybe something that’s not music at all. This will be the way of it for the balance of the season. EDIT: One video has been removed because the uploader removed it. I’m … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

OK, I hope this works…I’ve never tried embedding a playlist on WordPress before! If it does work, here is the score to the film The Nativity Story, with music my Mychael Danna. I have not seen the film, but the score is … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

As I write this, I am scrambling to get all of these posts written and scheduled before we take flight; as you read this, we are traveling and (hopefully) having a great time in our tropical destination. So, that’s my … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

Victor Hely-Hutchison was a British composer whose music was well-known in his day but who is almost completely forgotten now, except for one piece: a collection of four chorale preludes, each based on a Christmas carol, that he titled A Carol … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

It’s a week away! I’m scheduling this in advance, but I know that as December gets deeper and darker and somehow the light that we hope for from Christmas seems as elusive as ever, this is about when I get … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

I don’t remember if the subject ever came up when I was a kid in grade school music classes during Christmas time, but it’s always worth noting how old many of our traditional Christmas carols are. In fact, the concept of the carol, … Continue reading

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Your Daily Dose of Christmas!

Let’s compare how two composers conveyed the emotions of a sleigh ride! Here’s Mozart, who wrote a pleasant and stately minuet befitting Viennese nobility: And here’s Leroy Anderson, who envisioned the equestrian rhythm and the bells and even, at the … Continue reading

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