Another song I sang in my school days. I was overjoyed when I found this one again. I had no idea what it was called; I just remembered the first line “Twas in the moon of wintertime,” which is apparently one of the titles for it! It is officially called “The Huron Carol” and is a Canadian Christmas hymn. There’s a very haunting air to the melody that speaks to me. Even with my Christmas music I love a shroud of darkness hehe. I told you I was a Christmas goth 😉
The line “Before their light the stars grow dim…” in reference to the angel choirs so sent was a huge inspiration for my published short story and I often recycle/revamp it in my tales concerning angels (aka all of them).
This is my favorite version of the song. It’s the closest to what I have on my playlist, and I actually think I like it better for its clarity and pureness.
This is the version by The Canadian Tenors. I like the instrumental parts. I rarely hear a didgeridoo outside of Australian melodies.
Finally Loreena McKennit, one of my favorite singer/songwriters and a Canadian as well, has an instrumental version called “The Breton Carol.”
Three for one on the third. Aren’t you lucky? Better than three turtle doves, n-est-ce pas?