Thursday, December 03, 2015

Xmas: "The Virgin's Slumber Song"

SamuraiFrog's Essential Christmas Songs #30. This year, I seem to really be in the mood for softer, string-heavy Christmas songs. The orchestral sweep, and so on. This song was composed by Max Reger in Germany in 1912 as "Mariae Wiegenlied." The melody line is apparently based on an older folk melody, and the melody is what I love so much about this song. (All respect to Mr. Lanza and his beautiful vocal rendition.) This is the kind of folk melody that just makes me fell... I dunno. Kind of safe and calm. And I don't feel that way often.

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