Handel’s Christmas (12 guitars!) — Vince Carrola: http://youtu.be/kDnscekmpMU
The final weekend before Christmas and we’re all scurrying around trying to put the bows on those last few gifts. Maybe you’re succumbing to the fact that you’ll need to stand in one more line at the mall. Just so the smile you’re hoping for, on Christmas morning, arrives when your child opens their final gift. I’m reflecting on the reason for the season this morning, and as I do, once again Duke’s music fills my ears.
The professor, is a truly gifted guitarist, clarinetist, composer and arranger, who is finally sharing his talent on WordPress. Enjoy.
Oh, and if you find yourself in line somewhere play this on your phone and sing along. Give the gift of this arrangement to those in a hurry and remind them to slow down. Breath. Relax. Enjoy.
He combines, effortlessly, two of my favorite midnight service songs, found in thousands of churches on Christmas Eve, in this video shot in Pittsburgh. I can hear the choir already. I cannot wait.
Have a great weekend!
And Duke, thank you for such a lovely reminder. I know you give me a pretty hard time and I get quite the smiles making you blush, but I knew you were someone special a year and a half ago. I sensed it in your writing.
Your talent is easily found as clear, concise and encouraging, which not many writers accomplish after a lifetime of creating, so you’re way ahead of many. I’m thankful to know you and to call you my friend.
Now, y’all sit back and be AMAZED!!
Vince J. Carrola has been hiding far too long here on WordPress. He’s a musical genius, my friends. At the age of three he began playing guitar and by sixteen had arranged, composed and published his first book of rearranged classics. His music can be found on YouTube.
Before I go, if that wasn’t enough, Vince and his team have been working all year on perfecting the art of producing videos, and it shows. They have come so far this year. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop so you all can enjoy their talent.
Honestly, there isn’t anything this man cannot do, of that I’m certain. Blessing to you, always, Duke.
Moms, unlock your daughters. You want this gentleman playing guitar by your tree, I assure you.
(He’ll kill me for that…but it’ll be worth it.) *sparkles*
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Beautiful video ~ something pretty amazing about people who create such great music…language of the world (and I suppose the universe as well).
I agree, and his music is timeless, which is always a plus. Yes, the universe. I knew you’d like this remake, Dalo. Thanks for listening along. Merry Christmas!
Wow… Audith, I don’t know what to say. This is…huge. Something that I definitely have to reread. Did you really just say all that about me? I’m just…the professor. That’s all. You don’t know how much I appreciate you. You rock.
You don’t have to say anything, Duke. That’s the beauty of doing something I want to do…I am content just accomplishing what I set out to achieve, which was brag about how talented you are…officially, that is. I’m glad you aren’t cranky about my post. I said it, yes I did and I meant all I said. I could have continued, but then it would have just gotten uncomfortable for everyone, including you. You’re just the professor, but to me you’re Duke and to the world a gift. You have serious skills. Serious. Your music moves me to tears…everyone gets to enjoy your music now.
Hey People if you want my opinion..
I love these:
My Life Is In You, Lord…I cry when I hear you play it.
Draw Me Closer To You…wow. wow.wow.
Laura Story: Blessings..is a fav song of mine and I am such a fan of the two instruments together!!!!.
I Love You, Lord
Look Of Love…
Away In The Manger….is so delicate.
Okay, I’ll stop. No need to blush.
I’m humbled by your appreciation. I’m not a rock. I’m a lady. *smiles*
You’ve listened to all of those? Wow. I don’t even remember half of them! Thanks, Audith.
(But remember, about the girls thingy, I’m heartless.)
You’re welcome, of course.
(I remember, trust me.)
*bows* I’m really honored. Truly. Wow…
Relax, I listened to them because I wanted to, that’s all and I thought I should tell you how much I enjoyed your picking.
(What? Isn’t that what I’m supposed to say?)
*makes a weird face* There you are.
(I stole it, I’d say.)
What sort of weird face?? Where am I?
(Stole it? Explain….)
A professorish one!
No more details!
Oh…so you looked normal. Not weird…
Come on!! *throws a fit*
*laughs* You’re so conniving!
*makes her best frowny face* But….well….so! Come on! *tries to roar* *worries she sounds like a kitten*
Maybe just a pinch like a kitten… *laughs*
I’m so confused…you like twirling me around, don’t you?!
I wouldn’t do that!
Wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas!!
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, as well!! Loved the video, Willow. You know I always encourage you to share. xxxxx Gorgeous. A fav of yours?
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Yes it is I love lots of different versions
this is my favourite
I must visit the others, however, I’m pleased with this one. ♡
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Audrey, I’m visiting compliments of the Professor. Thanks for sharing his talent — creative folks need a little boost now and then, and we who appreciate them should do whatever we can to help them along the way! (Yup, he’s gonna KILL you, darlin’, ha!)
Hi, Debbie. Thanks for the visit! Yes, I couldn’t agree more and the professor deserves many in his corner. I’m so thrilled he’s begun sharing his talent. He’s quite the man. (I’m hoping to find a few friends who can point me in the correct direction for the witness protection plan. Secretly hoping DS & MM speed up and hide me in a cave somewhere til after New Years!)
I’d hate to count on MM to be of any help at all, after what he did to his wife and daughter! But I can kind of get on board with the idea of a cave. We writer-types tend to be introverts, and scores of strange people frighten the bejeebies out of me!
I just need a cave to hide for a bit. I’m actually the elusive introverted extravert…I work well in a crowd and then prefer to reflect in silence, while sitting next to someone I love.
Thanks for sharing, Aud.
You’re welcome, Chum. I know you like a guitar piece once and a while… 😉