12 Songs for Christmas: Dejlig Er Jorden (Beautiful is the Earth)

The concert by Harald Haugaard and Helene Blum discussed here inspired me to create not just one, but two lyrics that are rough “translations”—singable free paraphrases—from Danish. Today's song triangulates with what I wrote about both “Staffanvisan”/“Christmas Party,” as well as my update of “Every Star Shall Sing a Carol." Let’s finish up this train … Continue reading 12 Songs for Christmas: Dejlig Er Jorden (Beautiful is the Earth)

12 Songs for Christmas: “Every Star Shall Sing a Carol (new millennium peace version)”

Trigger warning! I am the sort of geek who actually cares both about schisms among subtypes within subtypes of Calvinists (Presbyterian and Congregationalist) in the antebellum US (which mattered for things like ending slavery and the ongoing curricula of US liberal arts colleges) as well as which factions of the academic left have a correct … Continue reading 12 Songs for Christmas: “Every Star Shall Sing a Carol (new millennium peace version)”