I am fortunate to spend Thanksgiving with my lovely grandparents, catching up, and of course sharing their love of wonderful music! As a tradition we sing along with the Carpenter’s greatest hits album because they’re awesome. 🙂 Mainly because singing makes us feel Close to You – Carpenters
Songs of faith & remembrance: Kyrie for the Magdalene – Richard Harvey
Miserere Mei, Deus by The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge
O Bone Jesu is a short hymn of supplication and thanksgiving for the bitter passion Christ suffered for us.
Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) is a famous thirteenth century Latin hymn thought to be written by Thomas of Celano.
Beautiful old Russian Orthodox chant
Rachmaninoff – Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Sergei Rachmaninoff ‘s Masterpiece : Ave Maria
Live concert: Rachmaninov – Vespers
Agni Parthene (Hymn to the Mother of God) – Valaam Brethren Choir *Breathtaking*
If you happen to be in NYC during the holiday season, I’d recommend attending Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: http://www.bachvespersnyc.org/calendar.asp