Musical Gift

Handel’s Christmas (12 guitars!) — Vince Carrola:

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.

Merry Christmas!!

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*

( Another guitar video from The Punchy Lands!)


29 thoughts on “Musical Gift

  1. 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.


  2. 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!


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