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Superb choice - takes us back to the days of Saturday night television full of crooners like Val Doonican, Matt Monro, Roger Whitaker, Perry Como, Andy Williams - and just a little before that - Jim Reeves.

My mother thought The Bachelors were "hot" but she was in love with Jim Reeves.
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We had fun making up obscene lyrics to this when I was a student.

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Gravity falls theme on the guitar
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Something to fire up our Brexit negotiators

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And now something else for you Brexiteers! I sang this with a massed choir of primary schoolchildren in the De Montfort Hall, Leicester to celebrate the Festival of Britain in 1951.
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Here is one of my favourite Xmas carols, sung by the choir of King's College, Cambridge.

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And here is one of the most beautiful twentieth-century carols, imho. The words are a translation of 'Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen.'

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Here is a very numinous medieval carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y3DBbJ4wok

The words, in modern English, are:

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu:
Alleluya

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space:
Res miranda

By that rose we may well see
That he is God in person three:
Pari forma

The angels sung the shepherds to:
"Gloria in excelsis Deo"
Gaudeamus

Leave we all this worldly mirth
And follow we this joyful birth:
Transeamus
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I know two 16th century settings of these beautiful Christmas words, both wonderful. This is by Victoria, the other is by Byrd.

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Keep those requests coming in! This one is for Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She says it reminds her of her ex-husband.



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This Darke setting of 'In the bleak midwinter' has probably become more popular than the slightly less elaborate Holst version which is what I was brought up on.

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The original, unexpurgated, version of 'The Coventry Carol.' Dig those F#/F natural clashes in the penultimate bar of the verse!

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Hodie Christus natus est
hodie Salvator apparuit:
hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
laetantur Archangeli:
hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo, alleluja.

Today is Christ born;
today the Saviour has appeared;
today the Angels sing,
the Archangels rejoice;
today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest. Alleluia!

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Something appropriate for the last Sunday in Advent: 'Mary said to the Angel, behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord,let it be done to me, according to your word.'

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Here's something a bit lighter, a bit of "pop"which I'm sure you "kids" will enjoy! Ask your "mums" and "dads" whether they remember it!

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:D :D :D
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Here's a rather more extrovert setting of 'Hodie Christus natus est.'

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Here is the other great 16th century setting of 'O magnum mysterium', by Byrd. Interesting to see it performed with instruments. A French ensemble singing an English masterpiece - bugger Brexit, you may feel.

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Well, it's the big day tomorrow! Your votes for the final piece of music in this sequence have been pouring in. Lots of excitement on social media - ignore it, it's just speculation! You'll have to wait and see!

Meanwhile here is the chorus from 'Messiah' that choirs dread - all those fast runs!



Looking forward to being purified?
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Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage,
Rühmet, was heute der Höchste getan!
Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage,
Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Fröhlichkeit an!
Dienet dem Höchsten mit herrlichen Chören,
Laßt uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren!

Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days,
glorify what the Highest has done today!
Abandon despair, banish laments,
sound forth full of delight and happiness!
Serve the Highest with glorious choruses,
let us honor the name of the Supreme Ruler!

And A MERRY CHRISTMAS to everybody!
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