Hodie Christus natus est:
Hodie Salvator apparuit:
Hodie in terra canunt Angeli,
Hodie exsultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
To all my readers celebrating the holiday, I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas! I hope the day is filled with joy, memories, and wonder. Continue reading
Winter is here, and with it the longest night of the year. As a season, winter often gets a bum rap—while spring is a season of new beginnings, winter too often gets written off as a season of death and bleak desolation. And indeed, many people start feeling a bit stir crazy this time of year. So, let me break the seasonal doldrums with a playlist of winter-themed classical music. Some of the following selections are delicate, some melancholy, some dramatic… but all take winter, ice, or snow as their point of departure. Note that I have deliberately avoided Christmas or holiday music here… Christmas music deserves its own post.
Cheers! Continue reading