Merry Christmas to all my followers and readers, here on RushBabe49.com. I like to have music playing on Christmas, and here are a few of my favorites. I hope you have a blessed, and relaxing day.
I have been to Cambridge, and attended a concert in the King’s College Chapel. The Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is just a must-see. You can find many videos of the concert, going back many years, on the internet.
And next, a video from the competitor in the UK, Oxford University. These kids from Merton College are having a bit of fun, rehearsing this song.
I’m old, so when I found this I had no idea who the artist was. I like this modern rendition of a sacred song by Cesar Franck. I also played it with my string quartet, many years ago.
This next one is a particular favorite, which I am guessing most people are totally unfamiliar with. This is a choir of Russian men singing.
On the lighter side, this album is my absolute favorite, and plays constantly around our house. The family group is local, here in the Pacific Northwest. This is something everyone needs in their music library.
From Merrie Old England, a different tune for an old favorite.
Finally, this recording of Handel’s Messiah is, in my opinion, the best one ever done. No contest. I have had the CD set for many years, but only recently discovered the video, recorded in Westminster Cathedral, with the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood. The video is very old and low-definition, but the music is sublime. Wishing all my followers a very Merry Christmas.