Category: 2008

Aural Advent Calendar: Day 5

All I Want For Christmas Is You seems just the sort of song to that might have been blaring from the jukebox at the pub round the corner from the Inn; out of sight of the newly born child but…

Aural Advent Calendar: Day 4

It’s back to England for the next bit of ear chocolate only this time we go west from Cambridge to Gloucester Cathedral. At 102 years old, this carol is a relatively new addition to the Christmas hymn repertoire and joins…

Aural Advent Calendar: Day 3

The evergreen quality of the fir tree inspired many songwriters over the years, so there are several versions of this carol in its original German. The version that is the most well-known to English speakers was written in 1824 by…

Aural Advent: Day 2

A trip in the way back machine to Perry Como’s 1958 Christmas Special. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas was written in 1951 by Meredith Willson 6 years before The Music Man opened on Broadway. Perry Como recorded…

Aural Advent Day 1

Once In Royal David’s City has been the opening carol of the Nine Lessons And Carols Service at King’s College, Cambridge for 89 years, so opening the first annual OM Aural Advent Calendar with the same seemed the only appropriate…