Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, choristers!  I hope the mass went well today, and you did your best.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy some time off.  Thank you for being such a great class and thank you for making my days brighter!  I thought you might like something funny–if you don’t know Mr. Bean, you will meet him here.  He conducts some street musicians at Christmastime, and check out his awsome conducting style!  (I think I’ll try it out on you one day and see if you’re really following me…)   😉  

                          

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Merry Christmas Eve!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve, and I know you will be great tomorrow!  I am excited to hear all about Christmas Day Mass.  Sing and worship the very best you can! You are helping to bring joy and peace to people who come to worship on Christmas Day.  It’s a great gift to give!  🙂

 

 

Basketball “Carol of the Bells”

I love basketball!  I know, I’m such a music nerd.  I don’t watch lots of TV, though, so this ad has probably been out for awhile, but I just heard about it on the radio this morning.  It it a most lovely rendition of “Carol of the Bells” –I wish it were longer! 

 

Friday Funny/Christmas Music fun

Ever wish you could hear a whole lot of Christmas music in just 3 1/2 minutes?  And throw in a Hanukkah song, and an awesome hit from the 90’s?  Well, watch this video from a group called “Straight No Chaser.” 

                

I’ll be posting some fun Christmas things the next few days, but you must do your practicing on the serious pieces for Christmas day!  🙂  Work especially on the Agnus Dei.

Gesu Bambino

This is a version of Gesu Bambino sung by Luciano Pavarotti.  The kids in the video don’t seem too happy to be there!  I wonder if they knew that Pavarotti was considered one of the greatest tenors of our time?  This song is in Italian, and the “O come let us adore him” section is in Latin.  It is not the version you are singing on Christmas day, but it is a good version to hear.  There are a couple of videos of the choir version, but they’re not really great choirs.  😛  I’d rather you listen to Pavarotti.  🙂

                      

Comic AND theory question!

Bwahahaha!  I saw this funny comic today, and I think I’ll post it tomorrow on the board.  Can you figure out what music Bart is writing? 

Great.  Now this will be stuck in my head for days.

Great. Now this will be stuck in my head for days.

By jnmaughan Posted in Comics