A smaller Christmas, Day 3

We went to the orchestra concert at Green Bay East High School tonight. Thus, a bit of an orchestral selection for tonight’s tune.

“Basse (Winter Dance)” was one of the missing Christmas hits, a playlist of more contemporary Christmas songs assembled last year after reading that no Christmas song has been a hit since Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” in 1994.

This is an elegant folk instrumental written and performed by Ritchie Blackmore. Yes, the same Ritchie Blackmore who played all that crunchy guitar in Deep Purple and Rainbow. For the last 15 years, he’s been performing this style of music, often described as Renaissance or New Age. His wife, Candice Night, is the group’s singer.

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“Winter (Basse Dance),” Blackmore’s Night, from “Winter Carols,” 2006. It’s out of print but is available digitally.

Your Christmas music requests in the comments, please.

Please visit our other blog, The Midnight Tracker, for more vintage vinyl, one side at a time.

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