What does this music say to you and how might it apply to Christmas? You won't hear echoes of familiar carols, or reminders of the hearty Hallelujahs of Handel. There are certainly no references to Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, or Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, or any longings for a Yuletide snowfall, so what is this music about? It's urging us to get in touch with some capacity in ourselves, but what might it be?
Thinking of music as carrying "messages" beyond the obvious literal interpretation of texts grown so familiar as to be rendered meaningless may strike you as a new concept. If so, I hope it may grow on you, for finding meaning while listening between the notes and beneath the surface of great music is one of the primary things that has made life worth living for me.
The more we learn to love, the more we learn to admire, the more we learn to respect, –– and the more eager curiosity we may arouse within ourselves ––, the better our lives are bound to be.