Music Throwback Christmas: For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Merry Christmas!

unto-usIsaiah 9:6 King James Version (KJV)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Here are three traditional versions of the Handel Messiah piece:

Artist not listed. Some commenters think the tempo is a little fast; I think other versions can be a bit too slow.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Sir Colin Davis, Tenebrae, London Symphony Orchestra

Here is the Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration version:

Sounds of Blackness

Merry Christmas!

MORE Links

Listen on Spotify: The Obamas’ and Bidens’ Holiday Playlists.

Chipmunk Christmas Song – A Cappella Barbershop Quartet. All Julien Niel. (Do you hate this, Jaquandor?)

What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder.

And if you’re not into that Jesus stuff, you can still like Christmas.

Chuck Miller’s Best of our Times Union Community Blogs this week had a lot of seasonal narratives.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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