Monday, December 24, 2012

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) 

 by Adolphe Adam 

 Sung by Kathleen Battle


4 comments:

  1. Perfection. I'll be right over with sugar cookies that look like relief maps of the world. LOL! Have milk ready!

    Merry Christmas!

    xo

    Andie and Co.

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  2. We think alike, Andie!

    I just made a pan of gingerbread. I'm a ginger nut. Candied ginger is wonderful even on vanilla ice cream, especially with a tablespoonful of homemade hot fudge sauce. Sinfully delicious.

    Merry Christmas, Ms. Theatre!

    ~ FT

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  3. This not my favorite Christmas solo. It usually sounds saccharine to me and seems to fit a ballroom atmosphere more than it does a church. When operatic divas like Joan Sutherland or Leontyne Price sing it, it sounds pompous and overblown. This version by Kathleen Battle sounds so pure, so radiant, so simple and sincere it made me like the piece more than I ever have. It's really lovely.

    You have a rare, truly discriminating sense of good taste in music, FT. Your selections have turned me into a fan.

    Helen Highwater

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  4. Helen, if you don't stop this, you're going to make me blush -- but thank you. I'd be a liar if I said it didn't feel good to be appreciated.

    I wish you'd get an official identity, and start a blog of your own. I'm sure it would make good reading.

    Thanks for visiting us.

    ~ FT

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