Advent Calendar 2015 - December 9th : Laughing Water

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Advent Calendar 2015

December 9th - Laughing Water

Today a really old curiosity – even from the time when gramophone records were single sided.



“Laughing Water” which is today’s piece was published on a single sided 78 rpm record in 1910. I could not get any information about Miss Maud Silvester who plays silver bells on the recording. I could find though, in the 1927 Zonophone catalog, that no. 455 is also published on a regular two sided shellac disc together with recordings of "Nearer, My God”, and “Sun of my Soul". Both pieces played on bells by Lyster Cooke, a man who is just as forgotten as Miss Silvester. I have chosen this piece of music because I think it is fresh and happy, and it reminds me of falling snow. The composer Frederick W. Hager (1874-1958) wrote the melody.

Frederick W. Hager: Laughing Water

Laughing Water

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Company: Zonophone
Commercial number: X-49283
Matrix number: 8815 e
Recording year: 1910

Listen to music for Christmas

If You want to listen to music for Christmas as well, you can go to the past music advent calendars. You find the links for Desember 9th. below.

2008: Silent Night by Franz Gruber

2009: Weinachten in der Fremde – Grosses tongemälde für Gesang, Rezitation, Orgel und Glocken, med Karl Zander og Richard Tauber.

2010: Det kimer nu til julefest by Carl Christian Nicolaj Balle

2011: I am so happy every Christmas Eve by Peder Knudsen

2012: Am stillen Herd and Prize Song av Richard Wagner

2013: Solvejgs Lied and Peer Gynt's Heimkehr by Edvard Grieg

2014: Ombra leggiera (Shadow Song) from Dinorah by Giacomo Meyerbeer/p>

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