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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas celebration

I know of no better musical celebration of Christmas than the traditional piece "O Sanctissima" by The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, conductor.

I can't say enough about this piece it is so beautiful, overwhelming, in fact. This is what we came to expect from the Philadelphians under Ormandy...those lush strings, and that full sound, a sound that has never been replicated.

This piece formed the basis of the song, "The Bells of St. Mary's" as sung by Bing Crosby in the 1940s movie by the same title, starring Crosby and the wonderful Ingrid Bergman. The piece is short, only a little over 3 minutes. Enjoy...

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