The first time I sang this piece was when I was in the High School Choir. I thought it was one of the most beautiful pieces of the season ever written. It is! But my repertoire has broadened and there is so much to listen too that I might put it in my top ten at this point.
Many of the Christmas Carols that have stood the test of time have an interesting background. Do You Hear What I Hear? is no exception. It was written in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a plea for peace.
It’s always been amazing to me that when our world is at its worst people put out their best. The group singing this is Home Free. If you’re not familiar with their music check them out on YouTube. They’re another of the many acapella groups that fit my need for pure musical sound.
Blessings to you and yours!