Friday, December 27, 2013

The Friday Four, Part 46

Just a bit more Christmas music to finish off the season...

Aaaaand a gratuitous picture of my boys
in their new, matching Christmas (Avengers) pjs!


Honestly, the choreography in this video annoys me just a wee bit, but the music is beautiful.  This is one of those carols that makes me smile.  Here's "Ding Dong Merrily on High":


Sissel's voice is so pure and crystal clear, exactly right for "In the Bleak Midwinter", and how can you go wrong with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing backup?  I love the message of the last verse, one that President Monson has quoted several times.


I usually like my Mannheim Steamroller in small doses, but this version of "Still, Still, Still" is so peaceful and soothing, I can put it on an endless loop.


I'm partial to German carols, perhaps because 15 years ago I got to spend some time in Vienna, Austria, during the Christmas season. "Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet" is known as  "O Come, Little Children" in English, but I love the original German lyrics.  In this upbeat version, Placido Domingo sings with a children's choir:

Hope yours was a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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