I don’t have time to write this. I have out of state company coming tomorrow, at least six events happening this week and food shopping to do. But I can’t let the week before Christmas go by without wishing joy and love to you who celebrate. As much as I’m able I try to have music in the background as I buzz around the planet doing and doing more. So here’s my gift to you, my readers, and I hope you take just a few minutes to enjoy.
From John Rutter – One of his newer Christmas pieces and a great love of mine. The words get to me as they do in so much of what he writes. Listen to “All Bells in Paradise” here.
From Heinrich Chaim Goldschnmidt and the Faroe Islands Philharmonic Orchestra - Listen to “Gabriel’s Oboe” here. I only recently found this and like to imagine it as a prelude to the angels appearing to the shepherds on a Bethlehem hillside to announce the coming of an event so profound that it would change the way we think and act for centuries to come.
From Pentatonix – This version, in a cave no less, is a haunting rendition of "Mary Did You Know?" I have a feeling she did know, but not until near the end of His life. Listen to it here.
Have a blessed season. I’ll be back in January.
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