Thursday, December 20, 2012
31 Days of Christmas Music: Day 20
Hi! It's Jilly. Today for the 31 Days of Christmas Music series I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas carols, Oh Come All Ye Faithful.
I grew especially fond of this carol when I was in children's choir, when I learned a beautiful descant to go with it.
I feel like I talk about children's choir a lot! But, being in choir helped shaped me into the musician I am today, so it only makes sense to talk about children's choir and other choirs I've been in when doing a series about music!
The wonderful descant for this carol is sung on the second verse (or third, depending on the arrangement). It is written by David Willcocks, a giant in the choir world. The descant can be found in the book 100 Carols for Choirs, a book he worked on with John Rutter, another choral giant.
'This book is awesome. It's chock full of wonderful Christmas music. A must for any music collector! In fact, I might just add one of these puppies to my cart right now!
Here's a video of the King's College choirs singing "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" with the infamous descant, conducted by the man himself!
I hope you enjoyed today's song. Come back tomorrow for more Christmas music awesomeness!
What's your favorite Christmas carol?