‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’

Only four days left in the Christmas Carol Contest, folks. Here we are, waiting for your Christmas hymn requests. So far no carol has managed to get 20 views on the day it was requested. Two are tied with 19.

Don’t tell me you’re already tired of Christmas carols!

Here’s one to get us started today–Ding Dong Merrily on High, played with gusto by the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra. And there’s a harpsichord in it, too!

‘Ding-Dong Merrily on High’

I want to encourage readers to enter our Second Annual Christmas Carol Contest, especially anyone who hasn’t entered already–but I don’t have any entries yet this morning.

So let’s get the ball rolling with this–Ding-Dong Merrily on High, by the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra with half a dozen high school choirs>> a spirited rendition!

Sanity Break! ‘Ding-Dong Gloria on High’

I’m crazy for the harpsichord, and I was looking for a harpsichord rendition of Ding-Dong Merrily on High. There’s supposed to be a harpsichord in here, somewhere.

But never mind! Go ahead–just try to sit still while this is playing! It’s the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, with several high school choirs, and it’s just wonderful.

Special! ‘Ding-Dong Gloria’ with Harpsichord

Turn up the volume for this–and watch out that your furniture doesn’t start dancing.

This is the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, with the combined Idaho Falls high school choirs, belting out Ding-Dong Gloria on High–complete with strings, glorious drums (oh, the drums!) and, joy of joys, a harpsichord. Really, I am quite overcome–tears in my eyes. But wit you well (as old Tom Malory would say) they are but tears of joy: for Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.

‘Ding-Dong Merrily on High’

This high-spirited performance of Ding-Dong Merrily on High is by the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra with the combined choirs of the area high schools–well worth turning up the  volume!

I keep looking for a rendition of this hymn with a harpsichord solo, but haven’t found one yet.

Hey, everybody! Let’s sing this Christmas in with a bang! I’m waiting for your Christmas hymn requests.

Stand Up and Sing

This is the Idaho Falls Symphony Orchestra, plus the local high school choir, really, really going to town on Ding Dong Merrily on High–you gotta love it!

I’m still a bit off-color after freezing my marrow during my bike ride yesterday, but this is music that can get you going.

And remember–the villains of this age don’t like it.