A couple of hours ago I was idly working out harmonies to this old carol, while listening to the wind howl on an uncommonly dark and bleak day. I was about to put the concertina away when the dog traipsed over and snuggled in next to me. Well, this is a filmable moment, thinks I.
In spite of the dog's priceless reaction at 1:02, I promise that the accompaniment was overdubbed afterwards. He may have been anticipating the arrangement, though; we have after all known each other for a long time.
So here's a spontaneous contribution to the Theme of the Month. The words were written by Edward Sears, a Unitarian minister in Wayland, Massachusetts, in 1849; the melody (one of two to which the words are sung) is attributed to Richard S. Willis. It happens to have been my late mother's favorite Christmas song, which may be why I was noodling it in the first place. The dog appears to like it too, although he is old and perhaps a bit deaf.http://youtu.be/VgK-A14JnL0
Edited by Bob Michel, 10 December 2014 - 05:26 PM.