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Month of music – Dec 14th

December 14, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 14th

Today’s song is “Emmanuel” by Michael W. Smith, the granddaddy of Christian pop. The song is really two pieces joined by an instrumental segue of carols. Enjoy! [Audio clip: view full post to listen] –>D/L<&# Read More »

Month of music – Dec 13th

December 13, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 13th

It’s time for another non-traditional Christmas song. Today’s is Sarah McLachlan’s “Wintersong”, the title track of her holiday album. In typical McLachlan fashion, the melancholy lyrics are perfectly complemented by her voice. Take a listen. [Audio clip: view full post ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 12th

December 12, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 12th

Remix time again. This funky remix of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra’s recording of “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” will have you nodding your head to the beat and going back to take another listen. [Audio clip: view full ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 11th

December 11, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 11th

Caedmon’s Call is one of my favourite Christian bands – if you haven’t checked out their missions-oriented Share the Well, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Today’s song is their recording of “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” with background ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 10th

December 10, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 10th

It’s Monday, so time for another Third Day song. Today’s is their recording of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, done of course in their unique style. This is probably my favourite recording of this song. [Audio clip: view full ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 9th

December 9, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 9th

The story behind this song goes that Mark Lowry (yes, that Mark Lowry) wrote the lyrics to this song, but couldn’t find anyone who could write the music he was looking for until he collaborated with Buddy Green, and then ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 8th

December 8, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 8th

Time for another rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, this time sung by the Barenaked Ladies with help from Sarah McLachlan. This is actually a medley with “We Three Kings”. It’s a nifty blend that I’d like to pull ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 7th

December 7, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 7th

Today I have for you another semi-traditional Christmas song: “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.  But this is no ordinary 12 days, nay nay… this is a uniquely Canadian twelve days of yule cheer performed by those icons of Canadian culture, ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 6th

December 6, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 6th

This song is called the “Millennium Prayer”, which may make it more appropriate for celebrating New Year’s, but I enjoy it through the Christmas season, so here it is. Recorded by Cliff Richard – I apologise if any of my ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 5th

December 5, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 5th

Today features another cover of a modern song. This one is Celine Dion’s version of “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”, originally recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Since I will pick Celine Dion’s voice over Yoko’s any day, this ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 4th

December 4, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 4th

Today’s song is simply called “Christmas.” It’s by Blues Traveler. This multi-layered concoction is one of my favourite not-explicitly-Christian Christmas songs. It does have a message, if you can dig through the multiplicity of vocal tracks, but it’s also fun ... Read More »

Month of music – Dec 3rd

December 3, 2007 Comments Off on Month of music – Dec 3rd

It’s Monday, so that must mean a Third Day song… I didn’t actually plan it that way, but looking over my posting schedule, that’s how it worked out. Weird. Anyways, this is “Jesus, Light of the World.” Enjoy! [Audio clip: ... Read More »