Merry Christmas

Whatever your beliefs, today is a great day for family, friends, and music. Take five minutes today for the soul-magnifiying setting of Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Vaughan Williams has taken the harmonic divergence of the Medieval tune and magnified it with his own clear sensibility. To me, it’s a setting of great mystery and depth.

Merry Christmas to you, dear readers.

(If you are looking for a more contemporary Christmas playlist, here’s my 20 favorite Christmas albums.)