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Old 12-11-2023, 07:59 PM
 
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I like them, although my knowledge is limited.

But NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art has its medieval collection in a separate, wonderful museum called The Cloisters, which is designed after European abbeys and monasteries and includes medieval artifacts from all over Europe.

They used to hold a Christmas concert of medieval music using Latin chants and instruments from that time period. I attended one year, and it was amazing, like going back in time.

It doesn't look as though that group is doing it there this year, but they do have this one.

https://engage.metmuseum.org/events/...NjkzNi4wLjAuMA..
When I lived up north, I attended Music Before 1800 concerts -

Music Before 1800 is a New York City institution, and is the city’s longest running series devoted exclusively to early music. Since the series’ inception, concerts have been presented in the outstanding acoustic of Corpus Christi Church in Morningside Heights, and gaining national attention in early music communities.

The tickets are inexpensive. The balcony tickets as low as $35. It's an amazing experience.

BTW - I miss the Cloisters at Christmas! The traditional medieval decorations with fruit and plant materials are so quiet and understated, and beautiful.
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Old 12-12-2023, 07:03 PM
 
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Very nice! Some wonderful advantages to living in the big big city.
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Old 12-15-2023, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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https://youtu.be/6I597YUXw1E?feature=shared
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Old 12-15-2023, 06:09 PM
 
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Mary Did You KNow is a beautiful song.

I'm listening to K-Mart's Christmas music 1974, complete with announcements over the loud speaker. I love the music they played back then. All traditional, all orchestrated, tasteful and joyful.

One funny announcement, (paraphrased): Ladies and Gentlemen there is no smoking on the store floor, for your convenience smoking is allowed in the snack bar area. LOL.
https://youtu.be/tQt5umECcdo?si=04W0f9O0ChxTKK81
The beginning is kind of sad, a bit about K-Mart being the premier store at the time (and for many, it was).
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Old 12-16-2023, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Mason Williams'
Virgin Mary. Acoustic Instrumentals, A Gift of Song, Mason Williams and Friends, Christmas Album.
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Old 12-19-2023, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I just heard mine for the first time this year: Carol of the Bells. I could sing that all year, and sometimes do. I'll put it on when I think of it and miss it. I'll change certain words if it's not Christmas season. It's mystical, magical, inspiring and uplifting. I like the choral arrangements and also the instrumental bell chimes.

I have other favorites, of course!

Yours?
Barking dogs....

(not to be confused with "barking spiders.")
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Old 12-19-2023, 07:36 AM
 
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There's a barking dogs rendition of Jingle Bells. Cute.
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Old 12-19-2023, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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O Holy Night
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Old 12-19-2023, 02:37 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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At the LESSONS and CAROLS Sunday they started with Once in Royal David's City

Beautiful version by the Episcopal choir, though small, very pleasurable.

I thought of Jethro Tulls song that starts with the line Once in Royal David's CIty
Once in Royal David's City stood a lonely cattle shed,
where a mother held her baby.
You'd do well to remember the things He later said.
When you're stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties,
you'll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You're missing the point I'm sure does not need making
that Christmas spirit is not what you drink.

So how can you laugh when your own mother's hungry,
and how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.

Source: LyricFind
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Old 12-19-2023, 03:35 PM
 
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I wasn't aware of that song by Jethro Tull. I'll have to check that out, thank you.
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