Tag: christmas carol

Day 25: Carols From King’s DVD Preview

Not only do we have a free download of Once In Royal David’s City, there is also a peak at part of the 2014 Christmas from King’s 9 Lessons & Carols service DVD. Good tidings of great joy, which shall…

Day 24: Free Download from King’s

Once in Royal David’s City is traditionally the first sung at the King’s College 9 Lessons & Carols service. It builds from a single treble to full choir, organ and descant. In a home listening situation, it is at its…

Day 13: In dulci jubilo

In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius from A Year at Exeter Cathedral Should the smoothness of the refined sound of a cathedral not really be your thing, look no further that this little bit of fantastic from Mike Oldfield c….

Day 11: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

After yesterday’s 11/10 loudissimo Adeste Fideles explosion, it seems right and meet to bring it down to a more human scale. The oldest hymns, Christmas or otherwise, often have these delightfully higgledy, piggledy rhythms about them and complex harmony as…

Day 10: Adeste Fidelis

An epic start, some interesting noodling that gets a bit lost in the wilderness, a climactic tease, a bit more noodling and then an rollicking build up to a conclusion worthy of best speakers on house-shaking volume. It’s a DB9…

So, how’s YOUR Polish?

Mine is really quite bad. I have been to Warsaw twice in the last six months and have learned how to say “Airport” and “Okay”, but not in that order. It is a very beautiful language so it might be…