Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Xaiver+ has a post on Saint Jean de Brebeuf author of 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime or as I've always know it The Huron Carol. I didn't know it dated back to the 1600s, it's such a brilliant piece of cultural adaptation that I assumed it was recent. That's what modern arrogance will do to ya.

Bruce Cockburn sings the Huron Carol on his album Christmas, the original huron version no less. The Cockburn Project has a detailed entry comparing the original carol to the more common anglicised translation. I also learned that The Huron Carol is considered Canada's first Christmas song.

Now I'm in the mood for Christmas music in March :)

- Peace

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