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    Christmas carols to weep over, really?

    Now I'm a tough old chap and things don't make me teary easily but I just listened to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (with orchestra and that wonderful organ) sing Away in a Manger and I wept ... it was just sooooo beautiful. The concert (which was on TV here) was called "Christmas Light". Amazing singing, so soft and gentle, such beautiful ensemble.

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    I hear you, Ct64 (if I may call you that); there are a few Christmas songs that get to me. I think I actually may have caught part of that same concert on tv today; I know it was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, anyway. What little I heard was indeed lovely, and I understand completely. Music can wreak havoc with our emotions...
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    I know what you are saying. I cry everytime I hear Silent night or
    O holy night. The messege is so clear in those songs.
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    O Holy Night does me in, especially this year when my son played this on Christmas eve on alto sax accompanied by me on organ during Holy Communion.

    Another is Away In A Manger, of which I do my own arrangement (it's memorized - have yet to write it out).

    Silent Night we do on Christmas Eve by candlelight - I'm playing in total darkness btw, and to look out across the congregation holding their lit candles while singing this hymn just takes my breath away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rojo View Post
    I hear you, Ct64 (if I may call you that); there are a few Christmas songs that get to me. I think I actually may have caught part of that same concert on tv today; I know it was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, anyway. What little I heard was indeed lovely, and I understand completely. Music can wreak havoc with our emotions...

    The Mormon Tabernacle choir does "Ave Verum Corpus"(I think it's corpus) does it beautifully. It's by Mozart.

    Jan

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    Ahah ... the Mormon Tab choir does everything splendidly ... heard them live in 2003 at the Inaugural Concert for the new Conference Center Organ (5th row from front, dead center) and their rendition of "Till' we meet again" certainly was a moving experience for me.
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    Gentlemen, may I highlight this little gem? A beautiful rendition of "Silent night" by Jason D. Payne, played by Marko Hakanpää. His choice of stops, a beautiful Quintadena first, and Bells after, is definitely fitting. No dry eyes at the throughout.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioa1Af7Srj8
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