Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday Holiday Tune Session

Merry Christmas to everyone out there... Be it your faith or not, be merry.
As it is well known, I am not really big on Christmas, but the Red Queen can be. Work has her super stressed right now, but she usually loves it. So much so, that of all the music I have loaded on iTunes over 400 of them are Christmas music of some strain. Classical, Baroque, Celtic, Traditional, Religious, Blues, Jazz, or Pop; take your pick, it's there. Some 20 plus hours of Christmas music.
There are no less than 10, count 'em TEN Silent Nights. Eight Ave Marias, Joy to the worlds, and O Holy Nights sung by monks, choirs, artists of every strain or just instrumental in English, Italian, German, Spanish and (I kid you not) Gaelic... At a minimum.
It's a bit daunting, I tell you.
Since Christmas comes but once a year, and since there is such a wide variety here, This Tuesday Tune Session will contain not the usual 10 songs (Heck, I could have just done Silent Night 10 times) I'm doing twenty. Also if a title repeats, I will only include it once by the most unusual artist that comes up.
With out further delay; Tuesday's Tunes:
1. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Tony Bennett
2. Jingle Bells - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
3. Wexford Carol - Nightnoise
4. Ave Maria - Harry Connick Jr.
5 Salve Regina - Boston Camerata
6. Silver Bells - Lou Rawls
7. Little Drummer Boy - Peggy Lee
8. Good King Wenceslas - The Irish Tenors
9. Exultation - Waverly Consort
10. Praesta Quaesumus - Benedictine Monks of St. Martin Beuron
11. O Holy Night (Italian) - Pietro Ballo & Massimo Children's Choir
12. Skating - Vince Guaraldi Trio
13. Benedicamus Domino - Chanticleer
14. Carol of the Bells - Andy Williams
15. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Canadian Brass
16. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson & Nora Jones
17. Let It Snow - Dean Martin
18. Silent Night, Holy Night - Mahalia Jackson
19. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Etta James
20. Joy To The World - Thomas Hampson
What are you tuned into this Christmas?



At December 25, 2010 11:53 PM, Anonymous Bou said...

Merry Christmas to you and the Red Queen! Be safe in NY!


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