Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Music Countdown - #1

Thanks for the reading the Lattanzi Land Christmas Music Countdown - it will be found under the Greatest Hits link at the top of the page - you can also click on it here!

Number One on this countdown is an easy one - it's "O Holy Night". The toughest part was deciding which version of that great and wonderful song to use. There are at least five variations of it that I absolutely love. I have decided to put three particular versions of it. The first is from Celtic Woman in their Christmas concert:



The second is from Josh Groban...



And the third is from Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, who was featured in Number Three ("Silent Night") as part of Celtic Woman, but here she sings it as a solo, and much like her singing "Silent Night", it is absolutely angelic, and the high note she hits on the final "Noel" in the song is positively tear-inducing.



Again, thanks for following the Countdown. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and enjoys the beauty of the songs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess the Trans-Siberian Orchestra had a weaker strength of schedule, resulting in a lower BCS ranking. Where's the playoff??!! Take the top 10, give the top 2 seeds byes, play each song in a different venue such as Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center etc. Then the two remaining plays at the halftime of the NFL (Football) Super Bowl for the world title. If Kevin Sheehan did this list, I'm sure he would have the Redskins Fight Song finishing 10-6 and in the playoffs even though the song has nothing to do with Christmas. But it;s not about whether its about Christmas its about how the Redskins Flight Song is a song which gives it the "opprotunity" to be a Christmas song. And The Redskins fight song gives the team the best opprotunity to have a Christmas playoff song. So instead of starting from scratch and writing a new song, Sheehan wants to give the Redskins Fight song another chance to make the Christmas song playoffs next year... Dustin

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