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Saturday, December 4, 2010


Firstly apologies to all and especially the Schorahs as we agreed to swap with them to do the 3rd instead of the 4th.

Well here goes for my first ever blog entry anywhere, ever ....


Christmas to me means CAROLS played on BRASS instruments and it wouldn't be the same without it - all this modern alternative stuff just doesn’t cut the MUSTARD for me, not at Christmas anyway.

My favourite carol is the COVENTRY CAROL. Why? Because it’s a wonderful, sad tune with great harmonies:

By the way, can you tell me if you like it and I will compile a SURVEY:

10= this is the best thing I ever heard
1 = what a complete pile of tosh.

Also, if you can put your age next to your score and I will work out if there is a CORRELATION (steady..) between like and age.

I could have just put the link up and left it at that but I thought I should find out a little bit more about the Coventry Carol as I've never really understood the words:

Lully, lullay, Thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.
Lullay, thou little tiny Child,
Bye, bye, lully, lullay.

What on earth does this mean? Could it be NONSENSE?

Well, it turns out this the Coventry Carol is a mother’s lament for her DOOMED child. The mother is Mary and the child, or course, is Jesus.

Hang on a minute, isn’t this all a bit negative? After all, Jesus wasn’t doomed. Perhaps I shouldn’t be listening to this stuff.

A bit of further investigation (good old Wikipedia) and it became clear that this is about Mary and Jesus when Jesus was very young and when King Herod ordered all BOYS under the age of two should be KILLED. So perhaps Mary was right to be sad, fearful and to think that Jesus was doomed. Try to put yourself in her shoes.

So yes, it is good to be human, but it can also be risky and SCARY. Jesus shared in this not only as an adult, but also as a new born baby.


  1. good post steve [you should blog more often!]

    like jonny s above, it's not really my thing - so only a two or three for it as a song that i'd enjoy listening to for my own enjoyment. but a seven for it as a piece of christmas music :-)


  2. Hi, Eddie here, it's not really my kinda thing either (where are the guitars?) so i'd give it a 3 as it isn't the worst thing i've ever heard (I still watch x-factor sometimes) so yeah, i'll give a 3 :)

  3. i'll give it a 5 because it's not my type an it's no where near the standard of wagner! but for a christmas carol, it's aright, i think!


  4. 10 from the hall grown-up lady - reminds me of when I was a kid singing in the cathedral choir in dunblane at midnight on christmas eve - it was always such an amazing treat - my sister and I had to go to bed first and then we would be woken up at 11 to get to the service for 11.30... the excitement of christmas... makes me realise now that my parents must have been unbelievably organised to get us down to bed and have a decent sleep before then! my other top favourite is "O come O come Immanuel".