Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Music Box Christmas

One of my favorite sub-genres of Christmas music is the beautiful music created by music boxes.  I've shared out an album of music box songs before (also from Rita Ford's collection), and this year I have another for you to enjoy. 

"Christmas With Rita Ford's Music Boxes" features 15 songs from vintage, pristine music boxes.  Some familiar songs are included, such as "Adeste Fideles" and "O Tannenbaum", as well as less familiar music.  Seasonal songs from Europe also grace the record - "Nun Danket Alle Gott", "Ora Pro Nobis" and others.

Every style of Christmas music seems to have a best-suited place and time.  Some for driving in the car, some for background music at the office, some for peaceful nights at home..  I think a perfect time for Rita Ford's Music Boxes would be early on Christmas morning, still dark outside, Christmas tree lights providing the only illumination.  You are awakened by the soft sounds of "The Holy City", from a century-old music box, and you walk downstairs to begin your Christmas celebration as "Silent Night" begins.  Heavenly.

Please enjoy "Christmas With Rita Ford's Music Boxes".

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  1. Thank you so much for this post! I too love a good music box LP, and this one is awesome!

    Thanks for finding, and sharing it!


  2. Another Music Box lover, here! I have several albums (hidden away on an external HDD, right now...) that I drag out and listen to from time to time :)

    Looking forward to auditioning this one.

    Thank You so much, Der Bingle, and Mele Kalikimaka!