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Posts Tagged ‘carols’

Squishing Everything into the Day

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Here’s a pretty Advent song for you — new to me, but I’d like to learn it. You could definitely sing it as you rush around madly today trying to catch up on all the work you didn’t do over the holiday. That’s how I’m spending my day, at least.  Download the sheet music, try […]

Finishing the Long Weekend

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

We had a really long weekend, beginning on Wednesday afternoon. I took no pictures of the Thanksgiving meal, nor of all the kids together. I did however get a good picture of #1 son whipping cream. He appears to be gazing intently at the pecan pie. We also had mince and French Silk pies, berry […]

Getting Merry Like Christmas

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Today’s song is “The Christmas Waltz.” The link will take you to a Youtube version with the words so you can sing along. This is the song for today because I’m getting very excited about Christmas, and this is that kind of song. It has been an exciting week at work, and today promises to […]

Piping Merrily

Monday, December 12th, 2011

I have twelve websites to work on today, so I’m giving you a quick, sprightly song: The Shepherd’s Pipe Carol. Written by John Rutter in 1966 when he was still a student, this is a good song to play while working, because it has a bouncy tune and lots of cheerful flute stuff going on. […]

Past 3:00

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Today’s song is “Past 3:00,” a carol composed by George Ratliffe Woodward. The lyricsare hard to catch as you listen, possibly because we so rarely use words like “Ne’ertofore.” Past Three O’clock a.k.a. Past 3 a Clock Past three o’clock and a cold frosty morning, Past three o’clock, good morrow masters all! Born is a […]

Funny Christmas Carol Stuff

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

I’ve had a stressful couple of days, or possibly weeks. Months? I noticed this particularly, I think, because the past couple of days I’ve also had Christmas concerts. So there I am singing about Santa and Jesus and snow (I’m oversimplifying, admittedly) and I’m not enjoying it nearly as much as I should because I’m […]

The Little Drummer Boy

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The song for today is one that I think I have never featured before. The view of Garrison Keillor on this song has generally expressed my views on it: it’s a horrible song, a song that probably drives more people to express loathing for Christmas music, kick cats, and feel inexplicably depressed than any other […]

Brightest and Best

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I went last night to the rehearsal at the down-the-hill church, instead of the up-the-hill church where I have been going. The difference is striking. At the up-the-hill church, everyone scurries to be on time, enters and takes a seat quietly, and the time between songs is quiet. At the down-the-hill church, many people are […]

Glad Christmas Bells

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Last night we had our first rehearsal with the strings for the concert coming up on Sunday. We’ll have our first rehearsal with the brass and percussion on Sunday and just hope it goes well. It went pretty well with the strings. Choral singers at the first instrumental rehearsal spend a lot of time standing […]

I Heard the Bells

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Last night we had a three hour rehearsal. The orchestra wasn’t quite ready yet, so they had more than that. They were working on the arias when we choristers arrived, and the director kept them after we left. We were packed in like sardines and the combination of the number of people and the lights […]

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