Thursday, December 10, 2009

Carols and other music for the season

Time for some last minute decisions about what to listen to, play or sing this Christmas? Here are some suggestions for music that can be listened to online and then printed as sheet music:

A Lucia song in Swedish, Ljus, som i natten lyser (SATB) or Ljus som i natten lyser (melody)

A well-known Swedish song, Nu tändas tusen juleljus

A modern translation of an old German hymn, Vintergatans vita segel (SSAB) or Vintergatans vita segel (melody)

A piano solo piece, Dancing polar bears

An instrumental tune for viola and piano, Frost

A short and simple piano tune for the New Year, New chords

An old folk song from Europe, Ulv, räv, hare (J'ai vu le loup, le renard, le lièvre

A Canadian jazz piece that exists in two versions with different titles, 1) The not-so-great Satan and 2) The voice of a fallen snow angel

An old carol, God rest ye merry gentlemen or alternative version

A cool lydian plaything for jazz ensemble, Lydia's waltz

A movement from a jazz suite, Symphoresis

A ballad arranged for jazz ensemble, Estella's song

A song cycle, Along the marches of the sky

A piece for string orchestra, A Christmas quarrel

Another piece for string orchestra, Danza: el que bailó con el Diablo

A prologue to an opera, The Miracles of Monsanvierge

A movement for string quartet, Solstice

A hymn, See amid the winter's snow

A carol arranged for wind quartet, Away in a manger

Another one, Ding dong merrily on high

And, God rest ye merry gentlemen

And, Jingle bells

And, O come all ye faithful

And, Once in royal David's city

And, See amid the winter's snow

And, Silent night

And, The first Noël

A prelude, Veni veni Emmanuel

A chaconne, Air de Galatee

A piece for three pianists (six hands), Heroes of mine

A carol for brass quintet, Deck the halls

A piece for orchestra, Deck the hall of the mountain king

A carol, The Serpent's sermon

A carol for french horn and piano, White Christmas

A hymn, Veni creator spiritus

A piano solo, Snowflake realms

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Cornucopia Of Inhabited Worlds

A new poem by Lars Gustafsson

The cornucopia of inhabited worlds

In some other worlds they have now confirmed
the Riemann prime number hypothesis

In some other worlds they are now forcing
some ancient mushrooms to confess for ages

In some other world the depths of darkness
is lit up from words cried by marvellous rocks

In many a world summer reigns
for a century, and the unfortunate ones

who were born on a winter day are
spending their lives fast asleep

suspended in light grey and
fur-lined cocoons

In some of the worlds also this poem
is written already by several poets

(Swedish original: Om de bebodda världarnas rikedom. Copyright Lars Gustafsson 2009. English translation by Maria Ljungdahl. Published with permission.)

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