Tag Archives: Roberto Alagna

Petit papa Noël

I have been writing about French Christmas carols. So far, I’ve been focusing on traditional, religious carols, many centuries old. But French Christmas music includes several of the Santa-snowman-elves variety too. One of the sweetest ones is “Petit Papa Noël.” … Continue reading

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Minuit, chrétiens

When I was a kid, there was always a Christmas program at church. Certain people were known for their particularly beautiful renditions of their “signature” songs. A father-in-law/daughter-in-law duet of “O Holy Night” stands out as one of the memorable … Continue reading

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Il est né, le divin enfant

I’m no big fan of 24/7 Christmas music that begins in October and pounds our senses until we want to flee from any public space. I do, however, enjoy many of the traditional Christmas carols. Now that Thanksgiving is past, … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle was born on May 10, 1760. He is famous for composing the words and music to La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. His original title was the Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin (War … Continue reading

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