12/02/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
The Wexford Carol
“And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
DearFriends and Schoolmates,
We continue our month long celebration of all things December with a traditional (if not wildly familiar) Irish Christmas carol.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1NQRklP5Ug&NR=1 - The Wexford Carol - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Temple Square Orchestra with soloists Shane Warby and Darren Bradford on the Pennywhistle, 2007 - set to a slide show "of images primarily regarding the birth of Christ" - and largely the work of Latter-day Saint artists
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YClcMAn_wg - The Wexford Carol - Celtic Woman
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJkHhZlnKCE - The Wexford Carol - Alison Krause
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdnrHE6FP5w - The Wexford Carol - The Chieftains
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hz86_WTNgk - The Wexford Carol - James Galway, flute; Laurence Beaufils, harp
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_HGlN7PLhg - The Wexford Carol - Orla Fallon
BONUS #7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6vOASt2RU - The Wexford Carol - Loreena McKennitt
|The Wexford Carol (Irish:
Carúl Loch Garman, Carúl Inis
CŹórthaidh) is a traditional religious
Christmas carol originating from
County Wexford, and specifically,
Enniscorthy (whence its other name), and dating to the 12th century.[unreliable
source?] The subject of the song is that of the
"The Wexford Carol" is one of the oldest extant Christmas carols in the European tradition. Traditions abound concerning the song. For many years, it was felt that only men should sing it. It was only at the current revival of all things Irish that this attitude changed. Many popular female artists, such as Loreena McKennitt, recorded the “Wexford Carol” during the 1990s.
The song achieved a new popularity because of the work of William Grattan Flood (1859 - 1928), who was organist and musical director at St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. He transcribed the carol from a local singer, and had it published in the Oxford Book of Carols, putting Enniscorthy into most carol books around the world.
The song is sometimes known by its first verse, "Good people all this Christmas time."
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to
Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57)
Konstant ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (deceased 10/01/88) !
Happy Birthday this week to:
06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57)
09 - Shirley Smith Langston ('57)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWI:
|December 2, 1942 -
Manhattan Project: A team led by
Enrico Fermi initiated the first self-sustaining
nuclear chain reaction.
December 2, 1943 - A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sank numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
THIS DAY IN 1962:
|Sunday, December 2, 1962 - Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield became the first American official not to make an optimistic public comment on the war's progress.|
From http://news.yahoo.com/uss-enterprise-carrier-taken-active-211422506.html - 12/01/12 - "USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service"
From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 11/30/12 - "How children perceive grandparents. Enjoy. I thought this was pretty good.":
How children perceive their Grandparents. HOW TRUE...and still so sweet.
From Me ('65) of NC - 12/01/12:
BONUS CROCHET PATTERNS:
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 11/14/12 - "More Remarkable beings (and a little break...) (#15 in a Series of 36)":
http://www.ajokeaday.com - 12/01/12:
|A few days before
her birthday a husband asked his wife, “Dear, what would you like for
Wife: I really don’t think I should say.
Husband: How about a diamond ring?
Wife: I don’t care much for diamonds.
Husband: Well, then, a mink coat?
Wife: You know I do not like furs.
Husband: A golden necklace?
Wife: I already have three of them.
Husband: Well, gosh, what do you want?
Wife: What I’d really like is a divorce.
Husband: Hmmm, I wasn’t planning on spending that much.
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The Wexford Carol
(Carúl Loch Garman)
"The Wexford Carol" midi courtesy of http://delongfarms.com/m_frame.html - 10/06/09
"The Wexford Carol" lyrics courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wexford_Carol - 12/01/09
Image ofAntonio Allegri da Correggio's (Aug 1489 – 05 Mar 1534) "Nativity (Adoration of the Shepherds, or Holy Night" (1528/30) courtesy
Star Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.holidaygraphics.com/christmas/graphics/page8.html - 12/18/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09 (page 24 has Austin's babies)
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