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I have always loved Christmas Carols.  This is my favourite, words by Christina Rossetti tune by Gustav Holst 


Christmas 1

I have always loved Christmas Carols.  This is my favourite, words by Christina Rossetti tune by Gustav Holst 


comments (22)

this is a fantastic exposure. love the glow here, Bill
Bill Phillips: And almost untwiddled by me Ayush
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Dec 2014, 01:41
The instrument seems well suited to knob pullers, Bill.
Bill Phillips: You can't beat a handy knob Ray
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2014, 06:37
I can imagine the sound, Peter
Bill Phillips: It is a nice little organ. In St Andrew's church in Droitwich
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2014, 06:38
Sorry, Bill - it must be too early in the morning!
Bill Phillips: That's OK Lulu
Strangely, it's a carol I'm not used to, Bill. It' is your image!
Bill Phillips: It does not get sung nearly enough. Possibly because it isn't the easiest to sing
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Dec 2014, 06:46
a beautiful, warm image - a wonderful carol sung in King's College Cambridge I saw two years ago ...
Bill Phillips: The last verse is beautiful

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2014, 07:00
I agree with everything you say
Bill Phillips: I might take a screen shot of this comment. I think this carol is often overlooked and I really can't understand why.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Dec 2014, 07:23
This is a wonderful picture, I love the light. Would not mind hearing the sound of the organ.
Wonderful music and in a beautiful surrounding.
Bill Phillips: It is not bad. It is the one in St Andrew's Church in Droitwich so you have at least seen it!
This organ queyboard is a masterpiece Bill! Wonderfully captured.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard. This is in St Andrew's church in Droitwich.
So you are the bloke at. The back of the church, tone deaf and out of tune.
Bill Phillips: Listen matey I used to sing in the choir at Exeter Cathedral.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Dec 2014, 08:46
I see you are going to pull out all the stops for this series - got in before Mr T.

Nice and mellow.
Bill Phillips: Groan...............
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Dec 2014, 09:07
I like your image very much; the subdued lighting and its warmth suits. I love carols, too, and will enjoying the broadcast from Kings Bollage, Bainbrige on Christmas Eve. My favourite is "Joy to the World".
Bill Phillips: I will probably watch that too if I can.
I love that one too. My favorite is We Three Kings.
Bill Phillips: We used to sing silly words to that when I was a kid.

We three kings from Leamington Spa
one in a taxi, on in a car
one on a scooter blowing his hooter
following yonder star

or something like that!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Dec 2014, 11:19
Lovely posting. The keyboards of the organ says it is no youngster anymore
Bill Phillips: I think the organ is late 19th century Louis. It has quite a good sound
  • Penny
  • In a Hazy State
  • 22 Dec 2014, 11:49
We sang it yesterday in our local carol service, Bill, and as usual it brought a tear to my eye.
Bill Phillips: It's that last verse that does it!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Dec 2014, 12:58
We three kings of ory and tar, one on a motor bike one in a car. One on a scooter blowing his hooter...
Bill Phillips: I see you have a variation to the version I gave Mary
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2014, 13:32
A fine poem and tune, Rossetti being a famous name from Pre-raphaelite era smile
Bill Phillips: They were a very talented family
One of my favourites also, we sang it at our carol service last night, Maureen suggested I might have sung a tad too loud at times!! Like the picture as well.
Bill Phillips: We had planned to go to a carol service yesterday but I wasn't really up to it
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Dec 2014, 15:32
Lovely picture and one of my favourite carols too Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks Anne. I never tire of this Carol
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Dec 2014, 17:49
It's one of mine as well Billiam ... Went to a carol service in a nearby village on Saturday. We sat in wooden stalls and had to read the song sheets by candle light. Wonderful ...and that's good praise from a none-worshiper
Bill Phillips: I have always loved Christmas Carols and churches (the buildings) is religions I am not overly keen on, so many versions of man creating a God in his own image.
What a wonderful warm image of this very old organ Bill... the i loved the Christmas carol as well....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a wonderful Carol Peter.
Great shot... I like the ambient lighting...

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