The Music of Christmas

Classical Christmas music, streaming on the internet for your enjoyment.

Maybe listening to this will inspire me to get into step with the Christmas season. We lit the first candle of Advent last Monday night. I like Advent a lot. No pressure, no hype. Just a taking time to identify with the yearning written about in the song, “O Come O Come Emmanuel”.

Quote

The house lights go off and the footlights come on. Even the chattiest stop chattering as they wait in darkness for the curtain to rise. In the orchestra pit, the violin bows are poised. The conductor has raised his baton. In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is far off in the deeps of it somewhere a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You walk up the steps to the front door. The empty windows at either side of it tell you nothing, or almost nothing. For a second you catch a whiff of some fragrance that reminds you of a place you’ve never been and a time you have no words for. You are aware of the beating of your heart…The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.

Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark, pp. 2,3

Via Todd Bolsinger’s blog

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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2 Responses to The Music of Christmas

  1. kara says:

    Oh, thanks for the link to the streaming Classical Christmas music! My Pandora Christmas station is coming along nicely but of course they don’t have classical music (yet), so this is a perfect companion station. oxoxoxo!

  2. kate5kiwis says:

    oh, that is very cool. thank you mr bolsinger.
    and… i hope the christmas tree is up and sparkling…

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