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Merrie Christmass

I convey my Christmas greeting to all those to whom I have not been able to write individually. May this feast of the Nativity renew the joy and hope of Christ in us all. All hosts, above, beneath, Sing the … Continue reading

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Reno Erat Rudolphus, Nasum Rubrum Habebat

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was written in the twelfth century by a monk of the Abbey of Melk. Or was it? Your guess is as good as mine. I found it on Facebook.

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Thomas Traherne

Thomas Traherne (c. 1636-1674) is someone I have only just discovered, through the cantata for high solo voice and string orchestra by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) Dies Natalis. This piece, completed in 1939, which I only today received from Boosey & … Continue reading

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