‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’ performed by Celtic Woman
Happy, joyous and celebratory. A wonderful rendition with a Celtic feel. Glorious!
Celtic Woman, Song: Ding Dong Merrily On High, Album: A Christmas Celebration (2006), Label: Manhattan Records. Performed live at A Christmas Celebration 2007 in Helix Center in Dublin, Ireland aired on PBS. Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1848-1934, Music: Brane de l’Official, from Thoinot Arbeau’s Orchesographie, (1588).
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Ding Dong Merrily On High was originally a dance tune that evolved to a carol. The the sixteenth century music was found in Piae Cantiones a collection of Finnish tunes. Woodward rehabilitated the tune with ‘Victorian era’ words in Latin and English. You can read more at Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
The photo above right I call ‘God’s Holiday Decorations’.
The cold night sky, dotted with stars… snow covered evergreen… illuminated.
Majestic. Thank you again beloved Creator for your beauty… de-light-full. The photograph was taken by Ragnar & Einar Johnskås. You can see more of their great work at auroraborealis.vika.no.
Have a delightful Holiday. May you ring in the New Year with Joy, Peace and Wonder.
Celtic Woman was created by David Downes and Dave Kavanagh in 2004 and is composed of vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. Since their formation the group has enjoyed overwhelming success. They have released 4 albums to date, toured worldwide and done numerous TV specials. Their CD ‘A New Journey’ was number 1 on the world Music Charts for 95 consecutive weeks. You can read more about them at their official website celticwoman.com.