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Audrey’s Gift

Last night we bundled up the pups – grabbed a blanket and jumped in the truck to go and look at Christmas lights.  It was cozy and warm in the cab and we found some fun Christmas music to listen to on the local radio station.

Sometimes there are no words to describe how perfect an evening can be.  And so I have posted this next song so you can hear and experience a little of what we did last night.

Merry Christmas – God Bless

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Straight No Chaser – Indiana Christmas

Last year I posted “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by this great a cappella group. This year I was looking for additional music for my 4th Christmas CD.  The hand picked music that I make for my car. I stumbled upon this group again. I listened to all their wonderful music  – and chose three to use. This one is my favorite. If you have never heard anything from this group, look them up – you won’t be disappointed. They are a class act.
I also suggest “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.

God Bless you on this rare day of 12-12-12.  I hope all your Christmas wishes come true this season.

Song For The King

Last week I was listening to my Christmas CD driving home from somewhere.  All of a sudden this next song came on and I was transfixed by its beauty.  You know the kind of song that I mean.  The one that has a hint of sadness in it.  Of pulling at your heart-strings – in a good way.  The pulling of emotions that only music can do – when mere words fail us.  It was Michael W. Smith.  This song is on his Christmas CD.  It is reflective and moving.  I found myself being grateful and shuffling through some wonderful memories of past things around the holiday season – some sad, some happy – some a little of both.  Tears were streaming down my face and it was a little embarrassing the closer I drove to home.  I wondered, “what will Greg think I’m crying about?”  It was a little silly.  Thankfully he was not home yet – just my pretty puppy and she did not notice anything out of the ordinary – was just glad to see me as always.  I told Greg about the incident the next time we were in the car together listening to my Christmas CD.  I can’t remember him ever being moved to tears by any music before, except “Lamb of God” by Michael English – but I think he understood.

We had the pleasure of hearing Michael (Smitty) in concert a few years back with a full choir and orchestra.  From the first notes of his majestic Christmas music – I was moved to tears and stayed that way the entire concert.  He’s just that good.

Music is the universal language and can say things that words can’t express.  It sets a mood – prepares our hearts and minds – and brings a new appreciation for the gifts around us.  I’m always grateful and thankful for music that stirs and moves my heart.

Enjoy and God Bless

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

I love this arrangement of the old classic by Josh Groban. It’s fun to play and I have even had some of my male voice students sing this.

Don’t you just love hearing these great songs again throughout the years?  When a song is well written, it stands the test of time.
Enjoy and God Bless

 

Kicking Off The Season

Over the next 4 weeks – I will be posting a favorite Christmas song or movie.  I LOVE this time of year – the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas.  Some of these are old favorites – some are brand new.  Join me on a song a day adventure – and tell me some of yours.  One of my voice students is singing this next song at our Christmas recital next month.  This is dedicated to all of you who lost someone this last year.  Enjoy!

God Bless

Carols Sing

I have heard this song many times before – and again this year during the Christmas season.  It is stunning – nothing like a boy’s choir to make you feel like you’re being sung to by angels.

Even though it’s three days past Christmas Day – I do hope you will indulge me just one more Christmas song – I can’t seem to get it out of my head today!

Enjoy and God Bless!

Carols sing to the King
Jesus Christ our Savior
Born this day, angels say
In a lowly manger
He came down to the earth
Bringing us new birth
Carols sing to the King
Jesus Christ our Savior

Tidings bring!
Hail the King
Shepherds did adore Him
From afar, by the star
Wise men sought and found Him
Son of God Son of man
All in all I see
Carols raise His name praise
He shall reign eternally
Carols sing to the King
Jesus Christ our Savior

Day 34 – I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

This morning I quoted this great Christmas song on my facebook status – and my friend, Esther sent me this link of the story behind the song – done with narration by Ed Herrman backed by a HUGE choir and orchestra.  It’s really AWESOME.  Both Greg and I were moved while hearing it.  I know you will enjoy it too.

Have a very Merry Christmas Eve!

God Bless!

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