Canterbury Cathedral are featuring twelve carols over the twelve days of Christmas. Here’s Once In Royal David’s City. It has lovely lyrics, though does trend toward being a bit preachy about children’s behaviour. When I sing it I find some of the phrasing forced in the latter verses, but the lyrics themselves are touching.
Sandra McCracken’s The Space Between expresses the reality that each event of this season is only a marker in an onward movement. In the context of McCracken’s experience from a season of darkness and cold to a season of light and warmth. Even in Australia our hottest days are ahead, but beyond that lies another …
Kate Rusby has been committed to recorded folk expressions of Christmas music, both in the number of albums (four) and the breadth of material she’s included. This is We’ll Sing Hallelujah, which seems a fitting song for New Year’s Eve.
A simple seasonal song that really is appropriate for every season from The Sing Team. For Unto Us A Child Is Born. You probably already know the lyrics.