Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Mary, Did You Know?

I came out of my cultural cave to discover this modern Christmas carol just recently, years after everybody else, apparently. I don't know the singer here either, but I very much like what I see. The simplicity of the music is a perfect foil for an acoustic guitar accompaniment and I have a long-established preference for alto voices. Kathy Mattea invests this with passion too, which counts a lot for me.

This carol struck me for another reason. I wrote a carol myself years ago with a similar theme, except I addressed the questions to Jesus, asking him if he told his mother.

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Melanie Avila said...

I've heard this song before - probably sung at church - and it is beautiful.

Janet said...

Melanie, I suspect this one will have staying power, although it's not PC enough to get air play.

Nicole said...

This song is several years old, but it's become one of if not my favorite Christmas songs. Michael English did the first version, and his is my favorite. Kathy's is very pretty, too.

Janet said...

Nicole, I checked out Michael English's version and you're right, it's a good one too.

Dube said...

This is definitely one of my favorite Christmas songs.


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