25 December 2010 Leave a comment
One of my favorite Christmas carols of late isn’t exactly a Christmas carol but is traditionally sung on Christmas Eve. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, an 18th century English hymn, was commonly sung [wassailed] at Apple orchards on Christmas eve in hopes of bestowing health on the trees. I’m very fond of the choral arrangements such as the one below.
Another recent favorite — I always have more than one — is Riu, Riu Chiu, a song I first heard on Sixpence None The Richer’s Christmas album titled Dawn of Grace.