The 26 Days of Advent: 12/3/15

Another song I sang in my school days.  I was overjoyed when I found this one again.  I had no idea what it was called; I just remembered the first line “Twas in the moon of wintertime,” which is apparently one of the titles for it!  It is officially called “The Huron Carol” and is a Canadian Christmas hymn. There’s a very haunting air to the melody that speaks to me.  Even with my Christmas music I love a shroud of darkness hehe.  I told you I was a Christmas goth 😉

The line “Before their light the stars grow dim…” in reference to the angel choirs so sent was a huge inspiration for my published short story and I often recycle/revamp it in my tales concerning angels (aka all of them).

This is my favorite version of the song.  It’s the closest to what I have on my playlist, and I actually think I like it better for its clarity and pureness.

This is the version by The Canadian Tenors.  I like the instrumental parts.  I rarely hear a didgeridoo outside of Australian melodies.

Finally Loreena McKennit, one of my favorite singer/songwriters and a Canadian as well, has an instrumental version called “The Breton Carol.”

Three for one on the third.  Aren’t you lucky?  Better than three turtle doves, n-est-ce pas?

 

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