DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing thru the web, Bloggers all
Do you hear what I hear?
With a Christmas Ring
Thank You All For Keeping This Tradition And For Sharing.
Sharing is what Christmas is all about!
I enjoyed each and every one of your carols
I listened to all the beautiful arrangements
and I loved them!
sung by a choir of
Genealogy, Family History and FaceBook Angels,
It so good to see so many familiar faces and some new friends as well.
Janice Brown said...fM, always wonderful to participate in your annual Blog Caroling. Janice Webster Brown, Cow Hampshire, sings "This Time of Year," (Etta James Version) "You have no idea the joy it brings just to see your name."
Bill West, Of West In New England, said...Here's mine, "The Coventry Carol" with a link to the Annie Lennox performance of the carol. "Bill love, you have music in your soul."
Melissa Barker said...My name is Melissa Barker, my blog is "A Genealogist in the Archives", my favorite Christmas carol is "Hark! The Herald Angel Sings". "One of my all time favorites as well."
Randy Seaver's favorite carol can be found at Geneamusings. Hugs and Merry Christmas to you, my dear -- Randy. "And to you and your lovely family my dear friend."
Family Curator said...Merry Merry Merry footnoteMaven! And from the Family Curator a musical gift with a twist. "I would have expected nothing less."
Donna Peterson of Hanging With Donna is another first timer. "Welcome from us all and we hope you enjoy the caroling."
Fran Ellsworth...So excited to join in again this year. Fran Ellsworth @ Branching Out Through the Years "The Angel in the Christmas Play." "And so excited to find you singing again this year."
And last, but by no means least, is everyone's favorite, Dear Myrt. Pat has opted
for quiet tones in "Still, Still, Still." And it is thanks to Pat and Denise
Levenick for saving Blog Caroling last year. They kept the tradition alive.
Merry Christmas and love to you both.
but later, by common usage, it came to refer to old,
Christmas-season religious songs.
Carols were formerly sung at large Christmas feasts and family dinners, in the open air on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, and at the time of public worship in the churches on Christmas Day.
You will note as you travel around caroling that the women singers far outnumber the men.
Perhaps this explains why:
In Pasquils' "Jests," an old book published in 1604, there is a story of an eccentric knight who, at a Christmas feast which he had made for a large number of his tenants and friends, ordered no man at the table to drink a drop "till he that was master over his wife should sing a carol."After a pause one poor dreamer alone lifted his voice, the others all sitting silent and glum. Then the knight turned to the table where the women sat, and bade "her who was master over her husband" sing a carol. The story says that forthwith "the women fell all to singing, that there was never heard such a catter-walling piece of musicke."