Six Degrees of Listening While Reading: my playlist for this month’s A Christmas Carol chain

  This post is a companion piece to a post I have published on my other blog, Leaping Life, participating in the Six Degrees of Separation book-link meme. I love making connections between ideas - some obvious; others unexpected. Creating a playlist for my six degrees book choices allows me to prolong the linking fun!…

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A Merry Classical Christmas

Christmas is a great time of year for music. It's so enjoyable to catch up on the sheer variety and breadth of favourite seasonal tracks, as well as discovering new ones. Here are three aural Christmas decorations to add even more sparkle to your festivities. I was interested to read the BBC's list of 'compelling…

It’s Christmas!!

Which music makes you feel the most Christmassy? Do you have a beloved carol?  A favourite modern Christmas song?  There's plenty to choose from, isn't there. Something I love for creating a wintry, snowy, festive mood is Sergei Prokofiev's Troika. Most people know this music as just a stand-alone piece.  But it is in fact the fourth of a…