|12/15/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Angels We Have Heard on High|
“The earth has grown old with its
burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
This is surely one of our most joyous Christmas carols!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUkyeqGK_Zs - Angels We Have Heard on High - Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T42ieABEY-A - Angels We Have Heard on High - Las Vegas Master Singers with the Las Vegas Philharmonic - live performance with interesting lighting effects
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlhdKTYwdsY - Angels We Have Heard on High - Andrea Bocelli
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYPKr8jmcJc - Angels We Have Heard on High - Boston Brass - live performance
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GabHGlGm14 - Angels We Have Heard on High - Big Broccoli Ocarina - completely different...
BONUS #6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp3YTgWh2Bs - Angels We Have Heard on High - Billy Gilman with paintings by Gilbert Williams
BONUS #7 - Angels We Have Heard on High - David Archuletta, 2009
|"Angels We Have Heard on High" is a
Christmas carol. The song commemorates the story of the birth of
Jesus Christ found in the
Gospel of Luke, in which shepherds outside
encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn
The words of the song are based on a traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos campagnes (literally, "Angels in our countryside") composed by an unknown author in Languedoc, France. That song has received many adjustments or alignments including its most common English version that was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick, the Roman Catholic bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, north east England. The carol quickly became popular in the West Country, where it was described as 'Cornish' by R.R. Chope, and featured in Pickard-Cambridge's Collection of Dorset Carols.
There is also a Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) translation of the carol which is known as Ainglean chuala sinn gu h-ard (literally, "Angels We Have Heard on High"). This was translated into Gaelic by Iain MacMilan from James Chadwick's English translation.
where the sung vowel sound "o" of "Gloria" is fluidly sustained through a lengthy rising and falling melismatic melodic sequence:
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo" is the first line of the song of the angels in the Gospel according to Luke...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jewell Hamner Crowe ('57) AND Buster Vest ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - Norma Helmick Burks ('63) AND Tom Oxner ('65) of AR;
18 - James Strickland ('57);
19 - Durwood Adams ('57) AND the late Suzie Bauz ('63) (deceased 11/03/14);
20 - Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC;
21 - Ray Stinnette ('63) of VA;
22 - Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA AND Elliott Schlosser ('63) AND Dottie Pegram Daniels (NNHS / George Washington HS - '64) of WV AND Harry Barritt ('64) of VA AND Dale Mueller ('64) of VA AND Bill Rash ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!http://www.nnhs65.com/Happy-Birthday.html
850 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|December 15, 1167 - Sicilian Chancellor Stephen du Perche moved the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.|
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
December 15, 1942 - The Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse began during the Guadalcanal campaign.
December 15, 1944 - A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn
Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to
Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.
THIS DAY IN 1967:
|Friday, December 15, 1967 - Footballer and coach David Howells was born in Guildford, Surrey, England.|
From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 12/13/14:
|“Jesus . . .
descended below all things that he might rise above all things and
comprehend all things. No man descended lower than the Savior of the
world. Born in a stable, cradled in a manger, he travelled from there to
the cross through suffering mingled with blood to a throne of grace; and
in all his life there was nothing of an earthly nature that seemed to be
worth possessing. His whole life was passed in poverty, suffering, pain,
affliction, labor, prayer, mourning and sorrow until he gave up the
ghost on the cross. Still he was God's firstborn son and the Redeemer of
Thanks so much, Daniel!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/15/17:
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 12/14/16:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's
better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
BONUS CHRISTMAS STORY:
From My Friend, Tammy, of UT - 12/07/14 - "Daily Christmas Story (#13 in a Series of 24)":
|This year I decided to
share some of my favorite Christmas stories and quotes. It is a
tradition in our family to read a Christmas story every night in
December culminating with the Nativity on the 24th.
Christmas Story Day 13,
The Story of Christmas Spiders by Stephanie Herbek
Story of Christmas Spiders
In a quiet cottage in the woods lived a gentle widow and her eight children. The widow worked very hard to keep her children warm and well-fed, but money was not plentiful. When the air grew crisp, and the snow began to fall, the widow knew Christmas was coming. But instead of feeling joyful as the holiday approached, she felt sadness and sorrow. She knew that she did not have enough money to buy her children any gifts to open on Christmas morning.
"I cannot afford new toys or books," she thought, walking home through the woods one night. "What will I give my children?"
On Christmas Eve the family ate their simple Christmas dinner together, and the widow tried to conceal her worries. After tucking her excited children snugly into bed, she pulled her chair close to the fire and tried to erase the visions of their little disappointed faces from her mind. After all, what fun is Christmas morning without gifts to open?
"Perhaps a Christmas tree would make my children happy," the widow sighed.
She put on her coat and hat and walked through the woods in search of the right tree. She chose a small but beautiful evergreen, chopped it down with her husband's axe, and brought it to the cottage.
For hours, the widow carefully decorated the fragrant tree branches with colorful fruits, bits of ribbon, and Christmas cookies. Then she blew out her candle and went to bed, hoping the tree would make her children's empty Christmas a little bit brighter.
While the tired widow slept, tiny spiders crept from the cracks and corners of the cottage. They had watched her hard at work, decorating the tree for her children. Onto the branches they jumped, spinning delicate strands of silky web which gracefully covered the small tree from trunk to top. It was a beautiful sight.
When the family awoke on Christmas morning, they could not believe their eyes. The webs of silk had been turned into pure silver, covering the tree with dazzling brightness! During the night, Santa Claus had come with gifts for the children and saw the tree covered with spiderwebs. He smiled as he saw how happy the spiders were, but knew how heartbroken the widow would be if she saw her tree covered with spiderwebs. So he turned the silky webs into pure, shining silver. The next morning, as the widow watched her children sing and dance around the beautiful shining tree, she knew it would be a wonderful Christmas after all!
From that day forward, people have hung strands of shiny silver tinsel on their Christmas trees in honor of the poor widow and her tiny Christmas spiders.
Thank you so very much, Tammy!
BONUS CHRISTMAS GIFT CROCHET PATTERNS:
BONUS CHRISTMAS RECIPES:
Amish Poppy Seed Bread - "Poppy seed breads are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty, but this one's a special easy treat from Georgia."
Glazed Carrots and Parsnips - "Any dish that's delicious and nutritious works for us and these Glazed Carrots and Parsnips certainly fit the bill!"
From www.ajokeaday.com - 12/14/17:
|There once was a funeral for a woman who had
often screamed at her husband, drove her kids half nuts, scrapped with
the neighbors at the slightest opportunity, and even made their cat and
dog crazy with her explosive temper.
As the casket was lowered into the grave, a violent thunderstorm broke, and the pastor's benediction was drowned out by a blinding flash of lightning, followed by terrific thunder.
"Well, at least we know she got there all right," commented her husband.
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde
Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.
2. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 06/10/17
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Music: "Gloria" (or "Iris"), arranged by Edward Shippen Barnes (14 Sept 1887 - 14 Feb 1958)
Angels we have heard on high,
Singing sweetly through the night,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brave delight.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tiding did you hear? Refrain
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King. Refrain
See him in a manger laid
Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
While we raise our hearts in love. Refrain
"Angels We Have Heard on High" midi courtesy of
"Angels We Have Heard on High" lyrics courtesy of http://www.christmas-carols.net/carols/heard-on-high.html - 12/15/06
Image of "The Holy Night" (1522) by Antonio Allegri Correggio (c.1489 - 1534) courtesy of http://rbraley.tripod.com/xmasart.html - 12/08/05
Image of "The Nativity" (1523) by Lorenzo Lotto (c.1480 - 1556/1557) courtesy of http://rbraley.tripod.com/xmasart.html - 12/08/05
Angel Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/christ-htm/lines-christ1.htm - 12/05/05
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/SealsEmblems/USCG.htm - 10/03/07
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
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL -
Animated Ringing Christmas Bell clip art (designed by Art Holden) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 12/08/05
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16
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