Countdown to Christmas II

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17 Responses to Countdown to Christmas II

  1. stackja

    Snow would be welcome in NSW fires areas.

  2. Tintarella di Luna

    Very Uplifting thank you Professor

  3. Gab

    Ya know, when this was written in 1940, it was entitled “Carol of the drum”. I don’t believe the lyricist actuall meant that the drummer was a girl.

    Apart from that, it was a lovely performance.

  4. Mak Siccar

    Thank you Prof. Very best wishes to you, the Contributors and all the Cats and Kittehs for a wonderful family Christmas and a healthy and happy 2020.

  5. Ellie

    A lovely song, Doomlord. But let’s step it up a notch … or 50.

    I know there are people on the blog who like heavy type music. Not for everyone, but Charlie Parra del Riego rocks the guitar well in this clip.

    https://youtu.be/aj17qdSY1zA

  6. J.H.

    For me, Good King Wenceslas is the quintessential Christmas carol… My earliest memories of Christmas reside within this fair song…. Loreena Mckennitt has a lovely version of it.

  7. P

    Thank you so much Prof. Davidson for featuring this beautiful and rich video of ‘Carol of The Drum’.
    Magnificent!

    Today the Gospel at Mass was Matthew 3:1-12

    A Gregorian Chant for The Second Sunday of Advent.

  8. Steve trickler

    It is only a year old.



  9. Steve trickler

    This years offerings from the Danes, plus more.



  10. Tel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tTHn2tHhcI

    I’m guessing this one hasn’t been on the Cat before.

  11. Confused Old Misfit

    I will be very glad when this fad of putting a girl in place of a boy has run its course.
    Spoiled the music (which was well done) for me.

  12. Steve trickler

    After everything considered, the female voice wins the day.

    Well done, Danes.



  13. Nob

    Cheers Steve.

    I saw the Danish Radio Orchestra somewhere on my travels in Europe – not in Denmark. Can’t remember where. Maybe Aberdeen or Edinburgh or Bergen.

    Also participated in drilling some excellent gas storage wells near Oberndorf in Austria (joined by a bridge across the Salzach to Laufen in Germany).

    Oberndorf is where the little Silent Night Chapel stands, where “Stille Nacht” was first performed by the composers Mohr & Gruber on Christmas eve, accompanied only by guitar, which was pretty cool for 1818.

    Our crew stayed in Laufen and mainly knew Oberndorf as the place across the bridge where they could smoke in the pub.

  14. Ellie

    Think I prefer Mariah’s version, but here’s Mark Steyn’s version of the most popular Chrissy song.
    https://youtu.be/zUQM_XGPvZQ

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