I’ve been playing the piano lately. It helps to have access to a Baldwin grand piano at my church. A while back I posted a youtube of a couple tunes of mine that came out surprisingly well. This spurred me on, so I decided to work up a bit of a Christmas-style medley for the holidays.
I call this “Holiday Moods.” It’s a blend of a little song I wrote to the words of Isaiah 30:29. Behold:
Ye shall have a song,
As in the night,
When a holy solemnity is kept;
And gladness of heart,
As when one goes forth with a pipe
To come into the Mountain of the Lord:
To the Holy One.
Nice poetry, no? You can probably hear those words in the notes I play. After that, I went into a rather startling rendition of the carol, “The Holly and the Ivy,” followed by my arrangement of the main theme of “Jupiter,” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. That segues into the time-honored Martin Luther hymn: “Holy Holy Holy.” Here’s the youtube:
I hope you enjoyed that! Happy Holidays to you — and to yours.
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