Merry Christmas

2010 - From Heaven High O Angels Come / Vom Himmel Hoch O Englein Kommt

My uncle gave me a beautiful wooden soprano recorder when I was very young. I'm embarrassed to say it's been lying among miscellaneous music junk (slides, capos, kazoos, egg shakers, etc.) for decades, so it was long overdue to be pressed into service. Recorders generally bring to mind an image of a rowdy third grade class, overblowing their way through a cacophony of minor seconds that were supposed to coalesce into “Oh Susanna” or something like that. But the recorder repertoire is extensive and, when played by capable hands, really amazing to hear. Because I'm still barely beyond what I knew in third grade, serious recorder players have my respect. So do you, Mrs. Cox.