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Dec
16th
2017

Time for the Novena · 4:08am Dec 16th, 2017

The novena is a set of prayers me and the family do in the final days before christmas. The prayers are recited in the Chamorro language as are the songs.

Dec
23rd
2018

Holidays, Chaos, and a bit of a Story · 12:34pm Dec 23rd, 2018

Dec
23rd
2017

Day 23: 1989 · 4:53pm Dec 23rd, 2017

Moving closer to modern day, today's choice is rather a personal choice then anything else. Years ago, my mother had joined a group in our town called the "Sounds Choir." In which every summer they put on a production of a musical in June and do a Christmas concert around early or mid December. Every year, they sang something different, but out of those concerts came memorable tunes that stick with me even years later. This carol was one of them because of the chorus. And while it is a much

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Dec
25th
2017

Day 25: 2004 · 7:00am Dec 25th, 2017

Well... today's the day. It's finally Christmas. So, with all the carols to choose from, that I have started from the Middle Ages, what song do I end this by? Well, on one in which I think not only sums up what the holiday is all about, but brings everything that I feel as my personal credo of Christmas. This song comes from one of the dozens Christmas Carol musicals in which has a very unique scene. It comes from right after Scrooge is taken to the past and been shown something that while it's

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Dec
1st
2017

Day 1: 10th or 11th Century · 4:16pm Dec 1st, 2017

Dear Bronies and Pegasisters,

today is the first day of December, the month of my favorite time of year, Christmas. So in honor of the holiday and as a music lover myself, I’m going to take you all on a musical journey as I’ll share different carols, starting from the Middle Ages and progress to the modern period. As I go, I’ll give you pieces that are as close to the original that I could find. Today, I’ll be sharing with you all the oldest piece in my collection.

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Dec
2nd
2017

Day 2: 1372. · 4:01pm Dec 2nd, 2017

This carol is pretty surreal as far as my collection of Christmas music goes. As a medieval ballad, this is a song of a conversation between Mary and the baby Jesus where the mother tries to get him asleep without singing to him, however he insists despite being only a few days old. I'm putting this up because, as far as lullabies go, this tune from the middle ages is pretty catchy and beautiful as well. (And in case you're wondering what on earth the lady is talking about is because she's

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Dec
7th
2017

Day 7: 1714 · 5:33pm Dec 7th, 2017

Today we're moving on into the Baroque era, and this time it's purely instrumental. This short concerto is by the composer who came up with the concept of the concerto, Corelli. On this particular piece, it bares the description of: "Fatto per la notte di Natale "(made for the night of Christmas).

Dec
9th
2017

Day 9: 1741. · 4:55pm Dec 9th, 2017

Today is the last day from the Baroque period, but nevertheless, I've chosen a piece that is widely known and still performed. Handel's Messiah. While we tend to look at this music as a strong tradition of Christmas, charity and divine pieces as something that came from God himself, the truth is that it wasn't always seen like that. If anything, before Handel could premiere it for the first time in London, it was controversial even before anyone heard a single note of it. This was not only due

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Dec
4th
2016

Christmas Songs and Carols - Installment Two · 6:33pm Dec 4th, 2016

SLEIGH RIDE. Composed by Leroy Anderson; performed by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra; courtesy of RCA Records, a label of BMG Music. © 1948, ren. 1976 by Mills Music, Inc.

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May
14th
2016

A hearthswarming tail · 3:44pm May 14th, 2016

HOLLY CRAP THIS EPISODE ISNT EVEN HALFWAY THROUGH AND I ALREADY LOVE IT!!!!!

IT'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEETS THE GRINCH IN PONY FORM, I ACTUALLY SQUEALED WHEN STARLIGHTS CHARICTER STARTED HER VILLAIN SONG!!!!!:pinkiecrazy:

Dec
5th
2017

Day 5: 1582 · 7:32pm Dec 5th, 2017

Day 5: 1582. Finishing up the Renaissance with a carol that not only withstood the test of time, but at the time it was as popular as jingle bells.

Dec
8th
2017

Day 8: 1719. · 4:42pm Dec 8th, 2017

Today's piece has been a favorite for carolers, church hymns and the media ever since it's publication. I'm talking about "Joy to the World," by G. F. Handel... or, did he write it? Truth be told, there is some mystery about who actually composed this. There are some scholars who believed that a certain bars is very similar to what Handel used in his Messiah. However, others would think that it might have been a group effort. But regardless of who exactly wrote it, many of us can agree that it

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Dec
22nd
2017

Day 22: 1965. · 4:15pm Dec 22nd, 2017

Today's carol comes from what many would consider a classic in our childhoods. What I'm talking about, is that on this year in the mid-sixties, the animated short, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as aired. A special that has seen reruns every December like the Nutcracker, and those who have seen it have a special place in their hearts for it - including me. It was one of those things that I had looked forward to as a kid, and as an adult, I especially love the opening number that has been

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Dec
3rd
2016

Christmas Songs and Carols - Installment One · 9:13pm Dec 3rd, 2016

A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS. Composed by Johnny Marks; performed by Burl Ives; courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. © 1964 by St. Nicholas Music, Inc.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN. Composed by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie; performed by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; courtesy of The Four Seasons Limited Partnership. © 1934, ren. 1962 by Leo Feist, Inc.

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Dec
3rd
2017

Day 3, 15th Century · 4:07pm Dec 3rd, 2017

Today we're entering the Renaissance with a famous carol. You might recognize the tune as "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Here I'm presenting the original in its Latin text.

Dec
13th
2017

Day 13: 1829. · 8:10pm Dec 13th, 2017

While it came be argued that this carol was written sometime in the 18th century, I'm just going by its publication date as well as try to find the best, original recording I could find. In this case, since it's a well known hymn, I figured the best one that might be the closest to how it sounded at its premier might be this one.

Dec
16th
2017

Day 16: 1903 · 4:34pm Dec 16th, 2017

Chances are, many of you are probably aware of the operetta, "Babes in Toyland" by Victor Herbert. This age of fairy tales is unique as only a couple of years earlier, "The Wizard of Oz" was published. This story and it's music has been adapted for both stage and on film over the years, and even my introduction to it was from the Disney film from the 60's. And out of everything that I've seen, there was one piece that stood out to me to the point where I personally couldn't think of Christmas

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Dec
17th
2017

Day 17: 1914 · 4:31pm Dec 17th, 2017

Two incredible things happened in this particular year. The first is that as World War One was raging on, soldiers on both sides decided to have a truce for Christmas in order to not just bury their dead, but to celebrate the holiday. That alone I think is a strong testament in which the message of "Peace on Earth. Good will towards men," was that powerful to bring a war to a halt. As for the other, this was the year in which a carol was published. One in that it wasn't meant to be one. If

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Dec
24th
2017

Day 24: 1992 · 7:14am Dec 24th, 2017

Yeah, yeah, I know what some of you are thinking: “Inkwell, out of all the carols that you’ve been putting out this month, you’re posting the one from Home Alone 2?” Now before you jump the gun on this, hear me out. Believe it or not, I was actually introduced the the squeal first before the original. Heck, by the time this movie came out, it’ll be about a year before I was even born. And besides, I grew up with the movie as a kid and I didn’t see the first one until years later.

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Dec
24th
2017

My Little Christmas Gift · 8:31pm Dec 24th, 2017

To my Readers and fellow Music Lovers,

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