Holiday Moods

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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  1. Cindi Sanders says:

    Simply beautiful, Andy. Thank you.

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thanks, Cindi!

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  2. That was so enjoyable to listen to, Andy. Thanks for the serenade. Merry Christmas. :-D

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thanks, Diana! Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  3. Jamie says:

    ♥♥♥ beautiful, A. Merry and joyful Christmas and New Years to you.

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  4. A.P. says:

    Why thank you, Jamie G.! Happy holidays to you, too!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Padmkant Upadhyay says:

    That is very great. Nice job.👍
    Please visit to read some of my blogs. Your efforts will be appreciated.☺

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thank you, M. Upadhyay. I have been reading you from time to time, and may take a closer look soon.

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      1. Padmkant Upadhyay says:

        Thankyou very much. I appreciate it. ☺

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  6. lynnefisher says:

    Andy, I could watch and listen to you playing for hours. I really feel I’m witnessing something very special. Wishing you the kind of Christmas you enjoy the most and all good things for the new year.

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    1. A.P. says:

      Thanks so much, Lynne. That really means something! I also wish you merriment on Christmas Day and happiness throughout the new year.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. A.P. says:

    Thanks for stopping by again, Festenstein. I’m glad you enjoyed my offering.


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