Flip-flop from yesterday:
What’s the one piece of Christmas music you really love?
When I was a kid we had an LP of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Christmas carols, and the first song on the album was Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming. The melody and the amazing choral sound of the choir always reminds me of childhood Christmases. I credit the late Edward Catton of Interlochen Public Radio for furthering my education in Renaissance and other traditional holiday music, but “Lo, How a Rose…” is the one that sparked my love of it.
I’m also a big fan of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride; the orchestral version.