Day 1: 12 Days of Christmas Music 2012

I try to do the 12 Days of Christmas most years, and this year I decided to post a favorite song each day for the 12 Days of Christmas music. (It is very difficult to choose only 12.) The selections will be varied—some more familiar, some less so. You’re a varied bunch yourselves. I realize some of you are traditionalists and some of you are all about the funsies. If you pull more to one end of the spectrum, you’ll like some days better than others, but the music educator in me encourages you to sample all of them with an open mind, curious ears, and a generous heart.

To kick things off, we have a real winner: “A Musicological Journey through Christmas” by Craig Courtney. It’s the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with each day represented by a different musical style/composition (the picture of Brahms should be of Mozart), and it’s a hoot. This performance is by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.



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