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December 25, 2014

music for the 1. Day of Christmas – Johann Valentin Rathgeber – 10 Pastorellen vor die Weynacht-Zeit, Op.22

by ada

Some sweet German pastoral songs by Johann Valentin Rathgeber, a Benedictine monk with explicit tendency towards rebellion and vagrancy; in honor of all those who, just like me, spent the first day of Christmas on the train and are spending the second day of it working.

Yes, this is a scheduled post.

Update: aaand this is the classic case of Scheduling Went Wrong. Ha! Happy 1st Day of Christmas.

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December 25, 2014

music for Christmas Eve – Cristofaro Caresana: La Veglia

by ada

La Veglia, Cantata a 6 voci con violini “Per la Nascita di Nostro Signore” – a proper 17th century Christmas cantata by Cristofaro Caresana, an Englishman in New York a Venetian in Spanish Naples and proud composer of the earliest complete tarantella melody in the history of music. Happy Nativity!

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