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Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted

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Subject: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Claire de la lune
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 09:49 AM

I have been asked to sing at an audubon society winter solstice celebration, and realize I don't really know any appropriate songs! It would need to be nature-oriented, seasonally-appropriate, and non-religious. Can anyone suggest a song or two? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: GUEST,Jean Johnson
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 12:10 PM

Perhaps you may find something useful here

Jean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: GUEST,solctice boy
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 12:17 PM

i was born 21 Dec..

so when exactly is winter solstice..

midnight 20th.. or midnight 21th
or is it sunrise on one of those dates..

also would i have i born with any special hidden mystical powers
worth trying to use to impress and pull any dopey hippy chicks at xmas parties..

or would they only pretend i'd pulled them long enough
to lure me away to be sacrificed in a burning pagan wicker xmas hamper..

ps.. anyway, i'm not a virgin..
so i'd be a rubbish sacrificial offering
to the wiccan xmas tree fairy goddess..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: MMario
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 12:22 PM

the exact moment of solstice actually wanders from year to year and of course depends on what time zone you live in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: PoppaGator
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 12:30 PM

I just took a quick peek at the link provided by Jean. A couple of good choices I noticed right away are "Deck the Halls" (my favorite non-religious Yuletide carol), "Carol of the Bells," and Mel Torme's "Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire" (properly entitled "The Christmas Song," if I'm not mistaken). Another obvious choice would be the venerable "Jingle Bells." Then there's "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow," "Silver Bells"...

Hopefully, a thorough perusal will prod your memory and help you come up with a sufficient number of familiar "classics" that are appropriate. I would tend to stick with well-known, well-loved singalong stuff rather than made-up PC neo-pagan ditties like "Goddess Rest You Merry Gentlepersons" or whatever.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: GUEST,ClaireBear
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 01:08 PM

There are a number of previous threads, but if you want to avoid religion entirely AND find one that celebrates nature AND is actually about the solstice event, you'll have to bypass a lot of their offerings.

I think, though, that one posted by Dani in this thread on 18 December, 1999, might fit the requirements.

Let us know what you end up with!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Micca
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 01:13 PM

I always felt the song in the first couple of posts in This Thread to be very Solistitial,a and a personal favourite, by Alouette Iselin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: PoppaGator
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 06:14 PM

After looking at the two links supplied above by ClaireBear and Micca, I take back what I may have implied about newly-written solsice songs. There are a couple of very nice lyrics there, and the tunes are undoubtedly worth learning.

No one here knows your audience as well as you do, and you have to decide what approach to take.

If you think they would be happiest with something familiar that they can sing along with, you have a number of choices. It may be necessary to point out to the group that a song like, say "Deck the Halls," does *not* make any explicit mention of Christmas but refers only to "Yuletide." Without an introduction that includes a bit of such "edu-tainment," listeners would likely think of it as just another Christmas carol.

On the other hand, they might be ready and willing to listen to something entirely new and different. Your call.

At least you only need "a song or two," not a whole evening's program of songs that fit the requirements!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 08:36 PM

Perhaps my "Christmas card song" will qualify. It's more for the Solstice than for yuletide. It's a seasonal video card, and for all of you friends. Can be downloaded(and forwarded to others?) if you like it. Cheers!   Jean R.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 08:38 PM

Sorry- I forgot to say where it is: www.jeanritchie.com Click on the first photo on the Homepage. The song is called, "Wintergrace."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: mg
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 11:06 PM

Capri-Uni wrote a beautiful one a couple of years ago, and there were midis and song sheets and everything. Someone I bet will post a link or PM her. mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: open mike
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 11:24 PM

i LOVE lAURIE lEWIS' SONG THE MAPLE'S LAMENT
IT HAS IN IT A LINE ABOUT BIRDS HUDDLING IN
A TREE . SO IT IS A GOOD WINTER SONG. SHE HAS
AN "ALBUM" OF SONGS DEDICATED TO THE AUDOBON
SOCIETY. https://www.laurielewis.com/frame.html
also I just heard Judy Fjell and she has a great
song about migrating birds. it is the title song
of her Birds Fly album: http://www.judyfjell.com/
amy martin also has a couple of bird songs..
cedar waxwing and raven's wings..
http://www.amy-martin.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: LadyJean
Date: 06 Dec 04 - 11:47 PM

"Rise Up Jock" by John Roberts and Tony Barrand, on their "Nowell Sing We Clear album. It tells the story of a mummers play, born of pagan rites, dramatizing the battle between summer and winter.
"So rise up Jock and sing your song, for the summer's short and the winter's long. Let's all join hands and form a chain, 'til the leaves of springtime bloom again".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 02:18 AM

Rise up Jock was written by Bob Pegg in 1971, though the DT file still doesn't credit him and is rather changed from his original song. Winter solstice? Perhaps. Pagan? No; but that's another story.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Big Tim
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 04:46 AM

Try "Ring Them [Solstice] Bells" by Jethro Tull, written in 70s but has an old feel to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:00 AM

Bleary Winter sung by Chris Wood on the English Acoustic Collective's CD Ghosts (RUFCD09).


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Subject: Lyr Add: SUMMER IS INVINCIBLE (Karen Hemmingham)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 08:27 PM

SUMMER IS INVINCIBLE (Karen Hemmingham)

When Winter falls upon the land
C    F   G   Ab   Bb G        Eb F
And laces leaves in icy glow
C    F G    Ab         G Ab        G        
When cold numbs every beast and man
F    Bb    C   Db C        Bb   Ab G
And weaves its winding sheet of snow.

Ch/Then in the midst of Winter
    C   C Bb C    Bb        Ab G F        
When hope, like death, lies still
C    F            G           Ab        Bb        G
   Listen to the heart within singing
           Summer is invincible.
           Summer is invincible.


When clouds like seas of foaming grey
Drown out the blue of Summer skies
When winds of steel forge through your days
And the light of Summer dies.
Chorus.

When blood red beads the hedgerow
And emerald spears of holly gleam
When poison pearls the mistletoe
And frost grips every dream


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Arkie
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 10:28 PM

Diane Taraz uses different words from the usual in her recording of "In the Bleak Mid Winter".   I did not listen all that carefully when I heard the recording but my impressions was they were more secular than the words I am accustomed to hearing. I would think they would be appropriate for winter solstice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: pavane
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 04:49 AM

I like 'The King' but I think it would not really be appropriate, as it concerns hunting and killing a wren! Anyway, it was New Year's Eve, not solstice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 Nov 17 - 04:14 PM

Halsway Carol

Music by Nigel Eaton
Words by Iain Frisk
138 bpm

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
Let the sunrise call about the morning soon
Short is the biding of the fading light
Sing for the coming of the longest night

North wind tell us what we need to know
When the stars are shining on the midnight snow
All of the branches will be turned to white
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field 'til the dawn of May
A summer's light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter's night

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
May the harvest last until the springtime bloom
Home is our comfort at the winter's height
Sing for the coming of the longest night

All of the colours of the sunrise sky
Shine a light upon us, as the day goes by
Sunsetting shadows fading out of sight
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field 'til the dawn of May
A summer's light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter's night



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links to source & pdfs on another thread
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=158835#3822607


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Nov 17 - 05:38 AM

also on that thread(so maybe there are more solstice songs there too)

Howard Kaplan's "Long Is the Winter Till the Sun's Return",

?New and Different Christmas songs
/mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=158835#3759870


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winter solstice songs wanted
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Nov 17 - 05:28 PM

There is also this album which I bought from Amazon. It arrived yesterday so I have had a quick listen only. It sounds pretty good to me.

Beautiful darkness: celebrating the winter solstice.

--Stewie.


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