Sweet Hymns of Joy – Ding, Dong Merrily On High
I have an amazing present for you this morning.
Back in 1989 the casts of numerous musicals got together and recorded a Christmas album Save the Children Christmas. I purchased the 2 cassette version and was totally blown away. My favorite is Ding, Dong Merrily On High skillfully merged with O Come All Ye Faithful.
Imagine my surprise when I found the entire video set on YouTube with the first two songs being Ding, Dong Merrily On High / O Come All Ye Faithful. I was over the moon and about jumped on the library’s table dancing with joy.
This arrangement makes me fall to my knees and gives me goosebumps. One of the local radio DJ’s at the time said the same things when he played it one day.
While the first two songs are the reason I posted this, please watch the entire video. It is wonderful and contains solo’s from musical theater legends as Sara Brightman and Michael Crawford.