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And now for something a little more spiritual -


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Superb choice - takes us back to the days of Saturday night television full of crooners like Val Doonican, Matt Monro, Roger Whitaker, Perry Como, Andy Williams - and just a little before that - Jim Reeves.

My mother thought The Bachelors were "hot" but she was in love with Jim Reeves.
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We had fun making up obscene lyrics to this when I was a student.

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Gravity falls theme on the guitar
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Something to fire up our Brexit negotiators

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And now something else for you Brexiteers! I sang this with a massed choir of primary schoolchildren in the De Montfort Hall, Leicester to celebrate the Festival of Britain in 1951.
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Here is one of my favourite Xmas carols, sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge.

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And here is one of the most beautiful twentieth-century carols, imho. The words are a translation of 'Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen.'

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Here is a very numinous medieval carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3DBbJ4wok

The words, in modern English, are:

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu:
Alleluya

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space:
Res miranda

By that rose we may well see
That he is God in person three:
Pari forma

The angels sung the shepherds to:
"Gloria in excelsis Deo"
Gaudeamus

Leave we all this worldly mirth
And follow we this joyful birth:
Transeamus
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I know two 16th century settings of these beautiful Christmas words, both wonderful. This is by Victoria, the other is by Byrd.

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Keep those requests coming in! This one is for Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She says it reminds her of her ex-husband.



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This Darke setting of 'In the bleak midwinter' has probably become more popular than the slightly less elaborate Holst version which is what I was brought up on.

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The original, unexpurgated, version of 'The Coventry Carol.' Dig those F#/F natural clashes in the penultimate bar of the verse!

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Hodie Christus natus est
hodie Salvator apparuit:
hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
laetantur Archangeli:
hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja.

Today is Christ born;
today the Saviour has appeared;
today the Angels sing,
the Archangels rejoice;
today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!

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Something appropriate for the last Sunday in Advent: 'Mary said to the Angel, behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord,let it be done to me, according to your word.'

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Here's something a bit lighter, a bit of "pop"which I'm sure you "kids" will enjoy! Ask your "mums" and "dads" whether they remember it!

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:D :D :D
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Here's a rather more extrovert setting of 'Hodie Christus natus est.'

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Here is the other great 16th century setting of 'O magnum mysterium', by Byrd. Interesting to see it performed with instruments. A French ensemble singing an English masterpiece - bugger Brexit, you may feel.

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Well, it's the big day tomorrow! Your votes for the final piece of music in this sequence have been pouring in. Lots of excitement on social media - ignore it, it's just speculation! You'll have to wait and see!

Meanwhile here is the chorus from 'Messiah' that choirs dread - all those fast runs!



Looking forward to being purified?
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