Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-Day in the Park, Bethlehem, PA

David W. O'Donnell (my grandfather) in a park in Bethlehem, PA in 1920

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Caroling

Christmas music is my favorite music. When I was growing up and going to Catholic School, my favorite time was when we started singing the Christmas Carols. I think my favorite was " Come all ye Fathful" or the Latin, "Adeste Fideles". the best part was singing the chorus and getting louder with each verse.
This is from Google:The text to the Carol O Come All Ye Faithful was originally written in Latin (Adeste Fideles) and was intended to be a hymn, it is attributed to John Wade, an Englishman. The music to O Come All Ye Faithful was composed by fellow Englishman John Reading in the early 1700s. The tune was first published in a collection known as "Cantus Diversi" in 1751. In 1841 Rev. Frederick Oakley is reputed to have worked on the familiar translation of O Come All Ye Faithful which replaced the older Latin lyrics "Adeste Fideles".
O Come All Ye FaithfulJoyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,Christ the Lord.