November 25 – Christmas has come a bit early to my little apartment. Tonight I purchased The John Rutter Christmas Album from iTunes. I'm listening to it on my laptop right now...
Another is I Saw Three Ships. Very light and happy, with a key change that is like the opening of a flower. How Rutter does it, I can only marvel. "And he did whistle and she did sing, on Christmas Day in the morning!"
This is a perfect album to get you in the mood for Christmas. Light a few candles, turn down the lights, and put on this collection of music. There are 23 tracks, so you get a very good value. (Many of these have been published on earlier albums.)
Listen to samples of all 23 tracks here.