Music For The Day

A Christmas Carol

Christmas carol “In The Bleak Midwinter“, written by Christina Rossetti, in the Harold Darke arrangement performed here by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge.

This arrangement of this carol was always my late grandfather’s favourite, and one of mine, too. To hear it performed this afternoon by a choir at the Ritz Hotel while enjoying Christmas Afternoon Tea (marking the end of an indulgent weekend stay, but one which I consider fully justified in celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary) was quite special.

And now, back to work…

 

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Music For The Day

Богородице Дѣво, Bogoroditse Devo, “Rejoice, O Virgin” from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil).

Sung by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Cleobury.

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