The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 12

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 12

christmas-music

We all have a musical backdrop to our lives which extends from the cradle to the grave. The great pianist, composer and conductor Alberto Semprini used to host a light music programme on BBC radio called Semprini Seranade. He always introduced his musical selection with the words: “Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones”. 

This then is the The 1951 Rolling Review Show which each week features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know and please feel free to Reblog.

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

“In the Bleak Midwinter” is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. The poem became a Christmas carol after it appeared in The English Hymnal in 1906 with music by Gustav Holst. It is certainly one of my seasonal favourites. This beautiful version comes from the wonderfully talented Dan Fogelberg. (1951-2007)

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3 responses to “The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 12

  1. This is a wonderful seasonal piece and anything by Holst is always a joy to the ears. I shall have a little sing-song now as I am quite in the mood.

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