…. Is there anything more banal than Mary Did You Know? My heart goes out to the poor souls working retail this time of year who’ve been forced to endure hours upon hours of the same Christmas music since Thanksgiving. How it doesn’t suck the soul and spirit of Christmas right out of them is a miracle. I imagine being stuck in an elevator in hell is only slightly less tolerable.
Mariah Carey wants you for Christmas, George Michael gave his heart away last Christmas, Holly Jolly jingle bells, reckless driving reindeer assaulting elderly matriarchs, and that lecherous Santa Baby song.
Here is what I own in the department of Christmas music; These 2 CD’s by The Saint Cecilia Choir of St. John Cantius Church and Noel, by The Priests. I’ve also been enjoying WDAV’s Classical Christmas programs. But that’s it. Not much variety there, is it?
Needless to say, I was thrilled to read Tony Rossi’s piece, The Lower Lights: Music and the Common Ground of Faith , and get introduced to their music.