Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pohick High School Christmas Concert 2008

A couple of days ago we attended the Sarah Ray's Middle School Concert. Last night, we attended Scribble's High School Band Concert. It was very nice. The band played for about an hour. The video above is a selection of three of the songs that were played. The songs included:
  • Jingle Bells - "Jingle Bells", also known as "One Horse Open Sleigh", is one of the best known and commonly sung secular Christmas songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and copyrighted under the title 'One Horse Open Sleigh' on September 16, 1857. The song has been translated into many languages, was made in thanks giving by the composer.
  • Ukrainian Bell Carol - "Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") is a choral miniature work originally composed by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych. Throughout the piece, a 4 note motif is used as an ostinato and was taken from an ancient pagan Ukrainian New Year's chant known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk". The original work was intended to be sung a cappella.
  • Sleigh Ride - Sleigh Ride is a popular light orchestral piece, composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July, 1946; he finished the work in February, 1948. Lyrics were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950. It was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra.


DJ said...

The rendition of Sleigh Ride was awesome. I couldn't help but dance around while listening to it.

Angi said...

I thought our concert was amazing xDD. Too bad you don't have the Home Alone stuff on there. That was awesome.