Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen - Christmas Music Dedication - 24 Dec 2011
Posted on 12/23/2011 6:11:30 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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It most certainly did.
And it’s Christmas Morning at last, too.
Merry Christmas, Sir Knight!
Never thought of that! I’m sure there are some of the little
kids that have NEVER seen more than an inch of snow at a time. :)
~~Tunes For The Troops~~
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It takes a bit of snow ball fight practice to get the compacting technique down.
All snowmen have a heart of snowball.
The classical winner has to be Adolphe Adam (accent on the second syllable of both names), the French composer of the rather insipid ballet Giselle. On one of his better days, he composed Cantique de Noel, known in English as O Holy Night. That alone qualifies him for a spot in the Composers Hall of Fame despite Giselle.
Cantique is written in D-flat Major (5 flats) which can be a bit of a problem for inexperienced organists; occasionally there is transcription to the less difficult keys of C or D Major. But the real challenge is for the vocalist. At the end, Adam expects his tenor or soprano to hit a high A-flat and come down to D-flat, carefully sounding each note separately, not using portamento to slur the notes. Good singers can handle this, and some church choir soloists are quite up to the job, even if transposition to a different key is necessary.
But the fun really starts when a well meaning choir director decides to have the congregation sing along. I recall all too well listening to my fellow congregants fall flat on their ahem! faces at the those eighth notes at the end.
Youre not supposed to giggle in church!
I think Celtic Woman does an extraordinary job on this song.
I hope they come up here in concert sometime.
Probably the closest they would come is Boston, which is no big deal.
I think I would take the Amtrak down and back, that way there would be no parking worries.
I must go, as I have to work a short shift in the morning.
I will be here tomorrow afternoon to play some more music.
I am SO happy you were here tonight.
Glad I got to spend Early Christmas morning with you.
See you tomorrow. Off to bed, too.
I must depart as well.
LOL! I guess it IS! :)
Nite, Sis! (((hugs)))
Hope Santa finds you tonight!
Woohoo, Luv...a white Christmas! Is is staying? It’s beautiful!!
If that’s you...absolutely a sweetie...if it isn’t...an absolute sweetie! :)
Music bumps for all the songs in the Canteen.
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Lets go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.
Well, here it is, Christmas morning and the snow is even a bit deeper! It’s beautiful and so unexpected!
MERRY CHRISTMAS...on my iPad, so no fancy graphic yet! :)
Amen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
A very Merry Christmas to you Tex & hope your Christmas was grand! *Hugs*
Thanks Connie...hope you had a wonderful day!
Shelter Me - Buddy Miller
Merry Christmas - belated
For the first time in my life, Christmas without snow!
It was in the 70's here in Savannah!
Must have felt strange with no snow...but I heard there wasn’t a lot
in Minnesota this Christmas....so you really didn’t miss much. LOL!
Are you lovin’ it there in the south?
The people are great and the environment is excellent.
(don't tell anyone but it's conservative too.) : - D
Too busy to FReep these days. I am moving back into my house off Shea in March,(lease is up) and I am truly looking forward to finally meeting you.
God bless each and all of you wonderful FReepers !
” The people are great and the environment is excellent.
(don’t tell anyone but it’s conservative too.) : - D “
I won’t : )
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