Tuneful Tuesday Week 78: Let It Snow

Tuneful Tuesday Week 78: Let It Snow

This happy little song will be opening my annual holiday concert. Mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/JZgjPwC8HNM

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Tuneful Tuesday Week 77: Winter Song

I love Christmas. I really do. It gives me all the warm, fuzzy feelings. But, hidden amongst the wonderful memories of joyful Christmases spent with my loving mother are memories of fear, loneliness, and worry from Christmases that I had to spend away from her. I won’t get into the why or wherefore; but, I will say that each Christmas I had to spend away from her ripped my heart out as a child. I would stare out the window on Christmas Eve and look up at the stars and think that she might be looking at the same stars and thinking of me. (I was a big fan of the song “Somewhere out there” at the time……)

When I first heard this song by Sara Bareilles years ago, I felt like it was the song my heart was singing as I looked out that window on Christmas Eve missing my mom.

I feel that we’ve all had those special holidays where we couldn’t be with the ones we loved and this song beautifully incapsulates those mixed feelings of joy, love, and heartbreak that holidays sometimes bring.

For more holiday songs, mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along at my annual holiday concert.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/QZsoefpGfcw

Tuneful Tuesday Week 76: Lulle Lullay

Tuneful Tuesday Week 76: Lulle Lullay by John Jacob Niles

Thanksgiving has passed and that means I can officially start celebrating the Christmas season. This is a beautiful, lesser-known holiday song that I will be performing at my annual holiday concert. Mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/Z0oA96ZcATE

Tuneful Tuesday Week 76: Lulle Lullay

Tuneful Tuesday Week 76: Lulle Lullay by John Jacob Niles

Thanksgiving has passed and that means I can officially start celebrating the Christmas season. This is a beautiful, lesser-known holiday song that I will be performing at my annual holiday concert. Mark your calendars now and come hear some traditional holiday standards, a few winter classical art songs, and a group sing-along.

Merry And Bright

Sunday, December 16th

4:00 PM

St. Luke’s Church

5318 Palma Ave, Atascadero

$15 Suggested Donation

https://youtu.be/Z0oA96ZcATE

Tuneful Tuesday Week 73: Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day) by Strauss

Today is my birthday…. it also happens to be All Souls’ Day. My mom really wanted me to be born on Halloween, but I held out until All Souls’ Day: a day of remembrance when the souls of our departed loved ones are said to walk upon this earth. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been such an old soul. 😉

I’ve always had such a strong connection to this Strauss piece because every time I hear or sing it, I think “IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!” so I thought it would be fitting to share a recording of it this year as an early “Tuneful Tuesday.”

Happy All Souls’ Day and Happy Birthday To Me!

Translation:

“Place on the table the fragrant mignonettes, bring here the last red asters, and let us speak again of love, as long ago in May. Give me the hand that I may secretly clasp it, and if it is observed by others, I will not mind; Give me one of your sweet glances, as long ago in May. Today each grave is flowering and fragrant, once a year is All Souls’ Day, come to my heart that I again may have you, as long ago in May.”

https://youtu.be/Pt-PoJ1I9XQ