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Go tell it on the mountain – Drakensberg Boys’ Choir 2011 – YouTube

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December 30, 2011

John W. Work, Jr.  was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1872 and died there in 1925. He's best known for his collections of Negro folk songs. His very lovely Christmas spiritual carol 'Go tell it to the Mountain' dates from his time as a teacher upon graduating from Fisk university in 1907. It's sung here by the Drakensberg Boys' Choir as part of their 2011 Christmas Concert series.  In this arrangement they sing only the first few verses but I've included all of Work's lyrics below the fold as they deserve to be better known. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Video Source: Go tell it on the mountain - Drakensberg Boys' Choir 2011 – YouTube Uploaded by holy233 on Dec 23, 2011

Lyrics: Go tell it on the mountain

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Escolanía del Escorial – Brincan y bailan – (Traditíonal Castillian Carol)

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December 29, 2011

Jesus Manuel Carnicero is the soloist in this marvellous performance of the beautiful old Castillian carol "Brincan y bailan" ("They jump and dance") given by the Escolanía del Escorial during their 2009 series of  Christmas concerts. Lyrics are below the fold. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Video, and lyrics source: Escolanía del Escorial - Brincan y bailan - YouTube

Lyrics: Brincan y Bailan

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: Hodie Christus Natus Est

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December 25, 2011

The Drakies singing "Hodie Christus Natus Est" ("Today Christ was born") like it's never been sung before. This performance is from their Christmas 2011 concert series. Lyrics and a translation to English are both below the fold. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Video Source: Hodie Christus Natus Est Drakensberg Boys' Choir 2011 – YouTube Uploaded by holy233 on Dec 23, 2011

Lyrics: Hodie Christus Natus Est

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Nidarosdomens Guttekor: What Child is this? (New Greensleeves arrangement by Gordon Thornett)

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December 21, 2011

Nidarosdomens Guttekor are to my mind one of the best Cathedral choirs in Europe. I've written about them before (if you're not familiar with their performance of of Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" I'd encourage you strongly to listen to it Nidarosdomens Guttekor : Pie Jesu | Saturday Chorale ). In this music video they sing a wonderful new "Greensleeves" arrangement by the modern British composer Gordon Thornett of What Child is this?. The video was recorded in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway and uploaded by Thornett to his YouTube channel. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Video Source: What Child is this? (Greensleeves arrangement) Norway 2010 – YouTube Uploaded by tazbham on Feb 16, 2011

Lyrics: What Child is this?

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir-2010 The First Noel

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December 14, 2011

The Drakensberg Boys' Choir singing "The First Noel" at their Christmas 2010 concert. Lyrics are below the fold. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Drakensberg Boys' Choir-2010 The First Noel – YouTube  Uploaded by holy233 on Dec 23, 2010

Lyrics: The First Noel

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