It was very difficult to get members to vote on anything last year, but of the people that did participate, these were of highest interest:
#1. Medieval-Renaissance Era
"In Dulci Jubilo", "Es ist ein Ros'entsprungen", "O Come O Come Ye Emmanual", "Noél Nouvelet" (Sing We Now of Christmas), "Wexford Carol"
#2. Baroque-Classical Era
"Sussex Carol", "Gloucestershire Carol", "Corelli: Pastorale", "Pastoral Symphony of Handel's Messiah"
My vote (1st & 2nd choice):
Sing We Now of Christmas
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Hope all you folks out there in the Forum world give your input here. Fiddlerman puts a lot of work into these projects--and now he's asked for your input. Please provide it to him.
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Based on the updated list, these are my preferences:
Number One: White Christmas! 😊❄️❄️❄️
Number Two: any one of Wexford Carol, Sussex Carol, Silver Bells, in no particular order
@Fiddlerman, please be a dictator. 😄 It is more than gracious of you to invest your talents, time, and expertise organizing and producing these projects for us. I’m certain that an early start will benefit you and all of us. To me, it is unfathomable how you manage to juggle the FiddlerShop’s Black Friday and holiday season sales rush with these projects, not to mention enjoying your own Christmas. Please use your wisdom and experience to make the best choice on the schedule that suits you. It will also be great for us to participate in this project early enough that we can do our best and still have time to devote ourselves to our own Christmas preparations. Thank you!
I can’t wait to get started!
Hi all! Based on the suggestions above, my favourite would be the Wexford Carol, but I'd be happy with any of the older songs:
In Dulci Jubilo
O Come O Come Ye Emmanual
Having worked in retail for many years, I've heard every Christmas song soooo many times, I'd like to try something a little less common. That said, that's my own personal bugbear.
I've missed playing music with other people and I've really enjoyed the challenge of the previous group projects, so I'll participate whatever is chosen.
I like Fiddlerman's idea of doing simultaneous projects, but I appreciate that's a huge amount of work. In terms of a project without a deadline, maybe we could do a more challenging piece (in parallel with or after the Christmas one) with a longer time to practise. I may regret saying this, but I'll give anything a try if I have enough time to practise it.
Thanks again to Fiddlerman for setting this up!
Because I only know 2 pieces of this list, I will vote them! 🎅🏻🎄
So no. 1 White Christmas and no. 2 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
I've recently found regular practice time again for the most part, so I'm looking forward to participate this year. It's been 4 years for me since the last one.
I'm leaning towards White Christmas . It just fits personal sentiments at this time and it's nice and slow. Just to put a vote out there. I'll be happy with whatever the project will be as long as I'm able to play it and it's not Last Christmas, no offense but it's one of those few songs I can't stand.
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Oh I'd love White Christmas or What Child is This.
Thanks for the heads up Sharon. I've been fighting the Big C, not THAT big C, but Covid. Even though I am fully vaccinated, I managed to catch it and it kicked my butt.
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