Christmas Listening

I usually have a rule in my home- Christmas music, decorations, etc. don’t happen until December 1st. Well, I broke that rule a bit- it’s December 2nd, the lights are up, the tree is getting decorated tonight, and the most played album this week on my itunes is Downhere’s “How Many Kings”- a phenomenal listen you need to hear if you haven’t already. The album features mostly classic carols (Silent Night, Angels from the Realms of Glory, What Child is This, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas) done with some newer arrangements, and a couple of original pieces. The song Glory to God in the Highest sticks out as the most impacting piece. Overall a cool way to present traditional pieces. It stays true to Downhere’s other albums, which is nice that they are doing what they do, sticking to the style which they are comfortable in and can excel, creatively rearranging familiar songs without distorting them. Check it out, you likely won’t be disappointed.

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