Rare or special Christmas music

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    Dec 17, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    I know there was a topic on Xmas music already. But I'm hoping to hear some rare and unique ones that most of us never heard of. I'm tired of the same old music on the radio over and over again, every single year. I'm sure you are too. I'm sure most of us have some and would like to share.

    Anyone know any sites out there that allow you to share your music without an account, and attach the song onto your posting like those youtube video? A plus if no need to setup an account or fee and can hear it without leaving this site.

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    Dec 18, 2007 4:37 AM GMT
    I'm gonna get punched in the face for posting this again, I am sure, but ever since I spent a year in Japan in 1996, this little bit of Christmastime confection has stuck with me...



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    Dec 19, 2007 1:09 AM GMT
    Thanks! I love that. and to match yours, here one more from japan.
    I figure out a crude way to do just music via youtube.

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    Dec 19, 2007 3:59 PM GMT
    this one called Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence


  • jarhead5536

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    Dec 19, 2007 4:07 PM GMT
    The entire Michael W. Smith Christmas Album. I know he's a Christian singer and all, but it is beautiful from beginning to end. A few carols, but mostly original compositions...
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    Dec 19, 2007 4:13 PM GMT
    New Hallelujah Chorus




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    Dec 19, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    I have some Different Christmas music in my player on my page. Stuff from Gaylee Peevey, The Caroleers, Star Wars, The Chipmunks, and others.
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    Dec 19, 2007 4:25 PM GMT
    My current 'rare' favorite is:

    La virgen lava natales
    (Spanish traditional)
    Performed by Leonard Bernstein conducting the NY Philharmonic with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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    Dec 20, 2007 3:21 AM GMT
    Here's a classic....


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    Dec 20, 2007 3:22 AM GMT
    Or how about this...



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    Dec 20, 2007 2:39 PM GMT
    gosh those are rare alright.
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 20, 2007 3:24 PM GMT
    I'm fond of The Peace Carol which I've only ever heard sung in my own house and by John Denver with the Muppets.
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    Dec 20, 2007 4:16 PM GMT
    jarhead5536 saidThe entire Michael W. Smith Christmas Album. I know he's a Christian singer and all, but it is beautiful from beginning to end. A few carols, but mostly original compositions...


    Michael W. Smith is from my hometown. I've talked with him a few times. He's really down to earth and easy to talk to and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Striking blue eyes.

    Back on subject, Barenaked Ladies put out a Christmas CD a year or two ago and it was great. Their matchup with Sara McLachlan on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen uses bongo drums very creatively. It's a very unexpected great Christmas carol.

    I have always loved I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. Nothing captures the Western commercialism of the holiday better.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Dec 20, 2007 4:23 PM GMT


    This is from old school Sesame Street - long before Elmo came to town.

    I always loved this song. "Keep Christmas with You." I use to pull out my record (!) when I was a little boy during the summer and play that song when I felt a bit lonely. So ... this is one of my favorite songs. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 20, 2007 5:04 PM GMT
    I've mentioned this before, but Jane Siberry WANTS you to download her Christmas music, as her gift. The music is brilliantly inspired, and not at all typical. Sounds like it's made for you, ebl333.

    An excerpt from my original posting, with link, follows. Enjoy!
    BRIX

    * * * *

    Last week, Canadian artist Jane Siberry (who now calls herself Issa) sent the following message out to her friends (and now I pass it on to you, because I feel it's that important). It's some of the finest Christmas music you'll hear. The album is called "Child" and it is part of a larger three-concert series called "New York Trilogy." The link that Jane provided will take you to the New York Trilogy, so just look for "Sheebang: Child" once you're there; that'll get you the complete holiday concert album.

    Download it with Jane's compliments and good wishes.

    * * * *

    Please send my Christmas music wherever you think it might be enjoyed. Accept as a gift from me. Thank you.

    CHILD
    http://www.sheeba.ca/store/index.php?cPath=21#09TY


    peace. all.
    Issa

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    Dec 20, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    Once in Royal David's city



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    Dec 20, 2007 6:53 PM GMT
    thanks SoDakGuy,
    it's so touchy and cute.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Dec 20, 2007 6:59 PM GMT
    Hey, no problem. icon_smile.gif

    Shows aren't really made like that anymore. It's so bland now.

    ebl333 saidthanks SoDakGuy,
    it's so touchy and cute.
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    Dec 20, 2007 7:10 PM GMT
    From way back in the late sixteenth century, here's Tomas Luis de Victoria's "O magnum mysterium" (youtube gives the translation in the 'About this Video' section).

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    Dec 20, 2007 8:07 PM GMT
    yes, it's rare to have show not bombarded with background music. I enjoy some silence and touchy moment.

    and BRIX
    I spend this afternoon listening to the cd you suggested. thank you! it is just they type of music I enjoy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 20, 2007 8:49 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Dec 20, 2007 9:12 PM GMT
    See the following blog and you can find music like "Mom and Daddy, please don't steal for me this Christmas."

    http://musicalfruitcake.com/


    hope that helps.... icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 21, 2007 12:17 AM GMT
    MikeOnMain
    It's not christmas until i hear classics like this. Thanks.
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    Dec 21, 2007 1:18 AM GMT

    Stille Nacht




    Vivaldi - Gloria in excelsis Deo



    joy to the world - mormon tabernacle choir

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    Dec 21, 2007 2:20 AM GMT
    I heard this when I spent Christmas in Germany twenty-two years ago---my first Christmas away from home. Since then it has become the carol for me.



    And then there's J. S. Bach, the beginning of his Christmas Oratorio:



    ebl333---that Vivaldi Gloria really captures the spirit.