I wish all those who favour this site with a visit a very merry, blessed Christmastide. Don’t forget that this is but the first day of a twelve-day festival.
Laudate! Puer natus est nobis!
Cantate Domino canticum novum!
Since Christmas is not complete without music, here is a brief, bouyant Shaker hymn from nineteenth-century Kentucky. The idea to sing it in canon came from Paul Hillier, who leads the Pro Arte Singers: