Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Music

Least Favorite

1.) Blue Christmas
Too whiney, not at all in the right spirit.

2.) Feliz Navidad
Annoying tune, plus it tends to get stuck in the brain.

3.) Minor Alterations II
by David Lovrein, heard on NPR. A medley of seasonal songs transposed from major into minor keys that gives the distinct feeling Christmas is being mocked. (That's a feeling NPR conveys in various ways every year.) I wonder how the arranger would feel if someone transposed Hannukah songs into major keys and made them sound like Christmas carols.


1.) Hark, the Herald Angels
Retains all the Christmas theology, expressed in rich paradox. He is born that we may no longer die, He is born once that we may be born twice, etc.

2.) Adeste, Fideles
Because of an event in my life with which I associate it, but that's a story for another day.



David Garner said...

I apparently appreciate the Angels ringing in the good news, because my two favorites have always been "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Angels From the Realms of Glory."

William Weedon said...

You might enjoy this:

Emily H. said...

Merry Christmas!

Weekend Fisher said...

Those got me humming. I've never heard the "minor" ones on NPR, but it sounds like I'm not missing much.

My own favorites:
Joy to the world
Angels we have heard on high
What Child is this

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF