Christmas Music

Few things make me happier than good Christmas music. So even though we’re weeks away from the season, the girls and I are listening to favourite recordings. Every time I play “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, I get shivers down my spine and “The Huron Carol” always brings a tear to my eyes. “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel” is a perennial joy and I think I’d die happy if I found a recording of “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella.”

5 Responses to “Christmas Music”

  1. Luo Lin Says:

    The day after US Thanksgiving, I let myself start listening to the Messiah. A lot. I know it is technically not Christmas music if you listen to the whole thing, at least according to my high school friend who was a Jehovah’s Witness, and saw no reason not to participate in playing with the orchestra when we did the Halleluja Chorus.

  2. Anastasia Says:

    how funny…i share your joy in good christmas music, but do you hear what I hear makes me think of Gremlins and the huron carol? just ick. On the other hand, Bring a torch jeanette isabella is a gem. Why don’t more people sing that one?

  3. Jeannette Says:

    A little silly, but true. My name was inspired by the carol. It was in my mom’s favorite Christmas music book.

    Two very different recordings of the carol are on “Christmas with the Academy” (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Mariner conducting–and one of my fave C’mas albums ever!) and Sufjan Stevens, the Indy music wonder boy. I like them both.

    I just picked up Putamayo’s new Christmas in new Orleans tonight. And it’s making me very, very happy.

  4. Alice Says:

    How about this site? http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/bring_a_torch.htm

  5. Barbara Says:

    I will look for a recording, but in the mean time, check out this web site for a MIDI version with history!

    http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/bring_a_torch.htm