I stumbled across Chris Commisso’s YouTube channel some time back. He doesn’t his own arrangements of carols and hymns, and does a great job with arrangements and the performance. This is his arrangement of the old standby, “O Holy Night.” I love this carol and especially this arrangement. It’s totally true to the original tune, but with just enough embellishment to really showcase this pianist’s talents.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyrqUWfsa4]
This is a piano arrangement of Joy To World I found on YouTube which is pretty good. It’s one of the great classics and had been performed in nearly every combination of voice and instruments imaginable, so it’s never been hard to find one more really good one. I hope you enjoy this few minutes.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-XxzQ-BRbM]
Who can forget the Vince Geraldi score for “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” I stumbled across this guys videos of his interpretations of all sorts of songs. He seems to do requests from followers. Anyway, enjoy his version of medley from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Hope you helps you get in the mood.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiF3kt5bHz8]
Many people prefer Spring, but I prefer Autumn. As said by Albert Camus, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower.” Here are two of my most favorite things…beautiful Autumn scenes set to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.
We did have a cool night last Thursday night, but not many other signs of Autumn here in Florida. As an Appalachian State University Alum, I know a thing or two about a beautiful Fall. Even down the mountain in Kings Mountain, it’s still a beautiful time of the year.
Nowadays a truck comes back and vacuums up your leaves, but I remember raking huge piles and running to jump in them, and then smell throughout town on late Saturday evenings as people burned their leaves. Maybe it wasn’t the most environmentally friendly thing, but that was a great smell.
Like everyone else, I probably think of going back to school more fondly now than I did back then. But it was fun to get back to a routine, and see friends again. There was marching band practice and Friday night football games in high school, and in college that south end of the Stadium at ASU ablaze in color, and that crispness in the air, and the ASU Band marching up Stadium Drive into the stadium.
I sure miss those times. Stanley Horowitz wrote, “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” As goes the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.”
I like this guy. He loves playing, and it shows.
Another quiet moment for you.