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Another Earthly view. One of the best IMO.

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 2:54 AM PDT
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Music from "The Snowman" from a children's book
by Steven Haninger / May 11, 2012 3:23 AM PDT
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Not to sound weird or anything, but there is nothing so pure
by Ziks511 / May 11, 2012 9:07 PM PDT

as a boy soprano's sound. I have a great deal of Christmas music which are traditional carols sung by the Choir of King's College Cambridge, an all male choir. And all the vocal Early Music I have is sung by similar choirs. The sound is transcendent, and so nice now I've got a turntable to play all the records on.

Vinyl will rule the world again.


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Speaking of weird...you've probably heard of

the "castrati" of older times. I remember my parents mentioning the practice as a way to keep their sons in the more elite boy choirs for just a bit longer. Winning a place in a king's choir was was more than just an honor but a chance at a better life. The same goes with composers competing for royal favor.

I, too, have an extensive collection of older Christmas music. I consider much of it to be legitimately in the "folk" genre when done properly. It seems every singer or band wants to do a Christmas album but most should never attempt it. If you've heard of John Langstaff and the "Christmas Revels" programs he produced for years, I can recommend the CDs that would come out every year. We have most of them. He did some other seasonal plays that were also very good with both entertainment and educational value. They won't be on vinyl, however.

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and a pretty amazing photo from space
by jonah jones / May 11, 2012 6:41 PM PDT
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The colours chosen for the earth are odd though.
by Ziks511 / May 11, 2012 9:11 PM PDT

Saudi Arabia is green rather than the desert it is, whereas Borneo looks like a desert, and it's still one of the greenest places on earth.


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