November 26, 2006

Little Know Treasures

Last year, while JV and I were still in grad school together, we took a job with the admissions office reading High School Applications. It was an easy and fun job that always put a little extra money in the bank. We read applications, listened to the non-stop Christmas music station and got completely slap happy every day. These were some of the most enjoyable weeks of my life. While the work drove us nuts, we had a blast doing it. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much and so often. One of the admissions office employees, Neal, who was, in a way, Santa Claus, gave JV this cd when he learned how obsessed we were with Christmas music. It's called "Merry Christmas from Belmont University". It's a compilation of Christmas music from various musical outfits at the university. When I first listened to it, it floored me. It's a collection of great classics (and some never before heard, by me at least! Check out "Christmas Antiphon". SO Good!) that span many, many diverse styles. This will always play in my house around this time of year, and the memories from that time will persist. Here's the cd in its entirety. Thanks JV. Here's to ya, and here's to the season! Enjoy! PC

Chamber Singers: "Deck the Halls"

Bluegrass Ensemble: "Christmas Time is Coming"

Woman's Choir: "Deo Gracias"

Company: "White Christmas"

Percussion Ensemble: "Christmas Antiphon"

Belmont Choral: "Glory Hallelujah to the New Born King"

Jazzmin: "O Holy Night"

Nashville Children's Choir & London Symphony Orchestra: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Belmont University is in Nashville, so it comes as no surprise that their musical output is so tremendous. If any of our 8 readers live in the Nashville area, see if there are any Christmas shows going on there.
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Anonymous said...

whoa, JAZZmin, whoa-ho-ho.


Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog. O Holy Night is my all-time favorite Christmas carol and Jazzmin made a really great version. Thanks for this post!

~ J.B.