Good King Wenceslas (Alex De Pue Arrangement)

Anyone who has gone to this year’s Yuletide Celebration at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis will have heard this arrangement of the classic carol by Alex De Pue, not with hammered dulcimer, but rather orchestrated for and performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with the violin solo part played by Alex’s brother, the ISO [Read More…]

Almost Silent Night

This is another video of me playing Christmas music – it is my own jazz arrangement of “Silent Night.” It is as rusty as “Christmas Time Is Here” is, not having been worked on since last year. So this is another “before” video – hopefully the “after” video will not only be more polished, but [Read More…]

Domnuleţ şi Domn din cer

This is a Romanian Christmas carol that I love, composed by Gheorghe Cucu. The sheet music is available online. There are a number of different recordings of it available online. One absolutely stellar rendition, by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir, is available on YouTube only in a version that has the very last note cut off, [Read More…]

Weihnachten by Max Reger

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In The Bleak Midwinter

The classic carol by Gustav Holst, performed by the Choir of Kings College, Cambridge. [Read more…]

Astazi vin sa-mi plec genunchii by Nicolae Moldoveanu

A hauntingly beautiful Romanian Christmas carol that I love, written by Nicolae Moldoveanu. [Read more…]

Chewbacca Sings Silent Night

Someone I shared Vader Did You Know with liked it but felt it was awful music. I decided to share this to show how much worse Star Wars Christmas music can get, and hopefully make what I have previously shared seem excellent by comparison! [Read more…]