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Fav Christmas albums, songs and artists

 
 
dauer
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2004 06:12 pm
I like a lot of the stuff in Latin. That's snazzy. But I also like what I've heard from the album Oy to the World by the Klezmonauts.

http://www.oytotheworld.com/

I've only heard the samples, but I like. Only one of em has lyrics, and that's Santa geh gezender heit. The other songs are instrumental renditions of Christmas classics.

I used to think that it was tough to get the Spring line out
But here's a guy who really knows what hard work's all about
Billions of deliveries with no option to be late
That's a lot of shlepping, Santa geh gezunter heit.

Oh all year long you're shvitzing making countless wooden toys
Paint em, wrap em, load em up for all the girls and boys
And Mrs Claus is hocking that you stay up far too late
And those elves make such a racket Santa geh gesunder heit

Santa geh gesunder heit, Santa geh gesunder heit
Gotta work the territories, Santa geh gesunder heit... etc

Dauer
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George
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2004 06:30 pm
Dauer, that's hilarious!

I love Latin Christmas music also. Just wixh I could find a good CD.
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2004 06:39 pm
George, I'm glad that you took a brief moment to recognize Dauer. We need to stop and think about why we like what we do, and to acknowledge what other folks deem captivating and humorous.

Somehow, This song came to mind.

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Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night, though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight, gathering winter fuel.

"Hither, page, and stand by me, if you know it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?"
"Sire, he lives a good league hence, underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes' fountain."

"Bring me food and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither,
You and I will see him dine, when we bear them thither."
Page and monarch, forth they went, forth they went together,
Through the cold wind's wild lament and the bitter weather.

"Sire, the night is darker now, and the wind blows stronger,
Fails my heart, I know not how; I can go no longer."
"Mark my footsteps, my good page, tread now in them boldly,
You shall find the winter's rage freeze your blood less coldly."

In his master's steps he trod, where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
You who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 20 Nov, 2004 06:52 pm
Dauer
I love that. Thanks for posting.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 21 Nov, 2004 05:26 pm
Baby's First Christmas
It's baby's first Christmas,
It's somethin' to see,
Mommy and Daddy,
Trimmin' baby's Christmas tree.
Baby's big brother,
Is busy with his toys,
He's shinin' up the chimney,
For Santa Claus!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!

It's baby's first Christmas,
And oh, what a joy,
Shopping all around,
For every pretty toy.
It's a very special Christmas,
A blessing from above,
It's baby's first Christmas,
A Christmas full of love!
-Connie Francis
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George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 07:49 am
Letty wrote:
...Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen...


I can't recall ever having heard that song sung all the way through.
Always seems to be played as part of a Christmas medley.

A little while ago I finally looked up who Wenceslas was (a Duke of
Bavaria) and when the Feast of Stephen is (the day after Christmas). As
lovely as the song is, it didn't have enough oomph to get Wenceslas into
the Christmas hagiography with such as Rudoph and Frosty.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 07:55 am
Letty wrote:

Veni, veni Emanuel!


Looking at it from a liturgical perspective, carols aren't sung until the Christmas Vigil. But this is calssified as an Advent song, so we used to sing it a lot in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Great melody, haunting mixture of hope and melancholy.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 22 Nov, 2004 08:00 am
And for another bit of Latin...

Adeste Fideles
('O Come All Ye Faithful')

Adeste Fideles,
laeti triumphantes.
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte regem angelorum.

Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus;
Venite adoremus Dominum.

Deum de Deo,
lumen de lumine,
gestant puellae viscera
Deum verum genitum non factum.

Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus;
Venite adoremus Dominum.

Cantet nunc io
chorus angelorum.
Cantet nunc aula caelestium:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus;
Venite adoremus Dominum.

Ergo qui natus
die hodierna,
Jesus tibi sit gloria,
Patris aeterni verbum caro factum.

Venite adoremus
Venite adoremus;
Venite adoremus Dominum.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2004 10:25 am
Good stuff...Nothing says Christmas like Leroy Anderson...Giddy-up and the only orchestra piece with a whip as an instrument...Sleigh Ride.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2004 11:29 am
It's the most wonderful time of the year
Eddie Pola, George Wyle 1963
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
With the kids jingle belling,
and everyone telling you,
"Be of good cheer,"
It's the most wonderful time of the year.

There'll be parties for hosting,
marshmallows for toasting and
caroling out in the snow.
there'll be scary ghost stories and
tales of the glories of Christmases
long, long ago.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.
There'll be much mistletoeing
and hearts will be glowing,
when loved ones are near.
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2004 11:38 am
My all time favorite is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" And my favorite version is by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders. It's a wistful song to start with but they make it into a stately dirge and Chrissie really puts some passion into it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2004 12:47 pm
I bought Cyndi Lauper's Merry Christmas ... Have a Nice Life with high expectations a few years ago. Don't know why, I just thought a Christmas album from her would be good. Turns out Silent Night was very nice, but all the rest of the album sucks real bad.
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cneier
 
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Reply Fri 26 Nov, 2004 01:10 pm
Ceili wrote:
Does anyone know the second verse of this harmony to Silent Night.

The first verse goes like this...

Neath the silent stars
the town is sleeping
Flocks are safe within the hold
secure from danger, want or cold
Silent, silent night
Holy, holy night
Sleep in Peace
Sleep in heavenly peace,
In peace.


I know this descant as well, but we always sang "Flocks are safe within the fold". To the best of my knowledge, this is a descant only for the first verse, I don't think there is a second verse. If you hear otherwise, please let me know. Thanks, Connie
Synonymph
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 11:16 am
We have mostly instrumental Christmas cds. [In my family we make up new lyrics....it gets pretty abnormal.]
And "Christmas Unleashed" by the Jingle Dogs. It will be interesting to see how our "new" dog reacts to it .

I like Polish Christmas songs but I can't listen to them.
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Letty
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 11:22 am
Haven't listened to this, nor have I read all the songs, but I was amazed to find that Jethro Tull has a new Christmas album:

http://www.j-tull.com/news/christmasalbum.cfm
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kathyw
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2004 09:26 pm
reply for ceili
I am trying to find the music for Neath the Silent start a town it sleeping is there anyway you can help me with that?
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kathyw
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2004 09:44 pm
reply for cneier
Cneier wrote

I know the descent as well. Would you happen where I can find the music for this song.

Kathy
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2004 10:06 pm
Not I. Sorry.
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PrettyParis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:06 pm
I'd have to go with the Elvis Christmas Album. I grew up with that playing every December so I'm a bit partial to that one. :wink:
-Paris
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 05:42 pm
I like it too, paris.
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