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Music for the Holidays
I love this time of year. Have I mentioned that? It is one of my most favorite seasons, because of the feeling of love and caring in the air. There is a special kind of feeling around the holidays, most describe as the “Christmas Spirit”.
I start getting the feeling about the beginning of October and it lasts through to the New Year. One way I like to indulge in the Christmas Spirit, is by listening to music. Not just your ordinary radio station music, but music with a meaning. We all know the classic Christmas songs, and I think everyone can get into the spirit with these songs playing. I like to add more classical music as well this time of year, and other vocalists.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Did anyone watch the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center this year? I love watching this program every year, but this year I only caught a little bit of it. It’s not just any Christmas Tree Lighting, there is live music and an overwhelming feeling of the Spirit of Christmas. You can’t help but feel joy watching this program. Anyone know where I can find it online? One year I’d love to attend it in person!
This year Il Volo, a new Italian teen sensation, performed at the Lighting. I just became acquainted with their music, and it makes me slightly more bummed that I missed them singing. They are a very talented trio of boys.
Il Volo: We Are Love
Il Volo just released their 2nd music CD, We Are Love, in November. I have been listening to it weekly as I try to keep the Spirit of Christmas in our home. These boys really do have some amazing talent. It doesn’t matter that I don’t understand their Italian, I do understand the feeling of love and joy behind their music.
We Are Love includes Il Volo’s soaring version of the Aerosmith/ Diane Warren hit “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (“Questo Amore”) along with a new Warren song “I Bring You To My Senses”. Il Volo also performs a cover version of the U2 Hit “Beautiful Day” and the title cut “We Are Love” both in English. The group’s members are Piero Barone (19), Gianluca Ginoble (17) and Ignazio Boschetto (18).
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*I received a copy of We Are Love to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.