Friday, December 23, 2005

RevGal Friday Five: Christmas Music

1) If you had to choose CDs as a soundtrack for the Christmas season, what would they be?

The Messiah

I have a wonderful c.d. of the arias and choruses. I also have several cassettes of the whole thing, but the c.d. is so marvellous I tend to stick with it. Last week I was alone in the church office and I cranked the volumn all the way up to listen to it...."For Unto Us a Child is Born....." GLORIOUS!

2) How do you feel about singing all the verses of "The First Noel?" (Six in our hymnal, but apparently there are nine.)

Sing 'em all. One cannot have too much Christmas music.

3) "O, Come All Ye Faithful" has a lot of verses, too. Which is your favorite?

The first. I love the call to worship! JOYFUL and TRIUMPHANT! O Lord, may it be so in my lifetime!

4) What music do you play while opening presents?

None. Too much laughing and talking going on to hear the music anyway.

5) Which carols do you consider to be Christmas Eve essentials?

What Child is This?
Silent Night
Joy to the World

and a Bonus Question:

6) What, if any, is your favorite secular Christmas song?

Feliz Navidad

I like Jose Feliciano's version. But my absolute favorite version is not recorded. My husband is a prison chaplain. Each Christmas the English speaking and Spanish speaking (singing?) choirs combine for a rousing concert in the prison chapel. It is so joyful and fun and...amazing! More about prison and Christmas later.


Unknown said...

I would love to hear the song you describe and look forward to reading more.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Never pictured you as a Three Dog Night fan. You surprise me. ;)


Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

Ha...Joy to the world...all the boys and to the fishes in the deep blue sea...Joooooy to you and me....

I once sang this song in a karoke bar in Madison, Wisconsin, and since I don't drink, I did it totally sober.

Don't let my matronly looks fool you...I'm full of surprises!


Anonymous said...

Don't let my matronly looks fool you...I'm full of surprises!

So long as one of those surprises isn't having a cover shot on 'Pastors Gone Wild Vol 2' I can't say I'd be too shocked.

Dorcas (aka SingingOwl) said...

no worries about THAT!