He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes

My friends and I absolutely love to sing together, and occasionally we record some of our favorites. Here’s a sampling of the music that appears from time to time on Lanier’s Books, offered in the hopes that some of the joy of the singing will be gifted in the listening. Far from professional or polished, these songs are simply a glad overflow for the love of music and the God who created it. I hope that you enjoy…

Sull’ aria from The Marriage of Figaro

Laudate Nomen Domini

Lord Jesus Think on Me

Jesus My Lord

And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs and as silently steal away. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

Music for Christmas

The Coventry Carol

Gloucester Wassail English traditional

Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming 15th century German

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day English traditional

Now the Holly Bears a Berry Sans Day Carol, Cornish Traditional

Noel Sing We 15th Century English Carol

All Hayle to the Days English traditional

Love Came Down Christina Rossetti, 1885

The King

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. ~Milton

4 Responses to “Music”

  1. Jan says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Lo How a Rose is one of my fav Christmas songs, and it’s just as exciting to hear it out of season. Thanks for sharing your music.

  2. Lanier,
    Just lovely. Thank you for so rich a website! Unexpected, after finding it only in my search for information about Elizabeth Goudge…and I find I have been here for quite exploring your offerings. The music, a balm. And I will return to your ‘bookshop’ to see what else is to be found there. Many thanks, and all the very best.

    Ontario, Canada

  3. Gabriela says:

    Oh My…I dream about having those kind of gatherings and friends…
    My good envy…

  4. Jayne says:

    I’m glad The Coventry Carol is at the top of your list. I live in Coventry, and every Christms I have the joy of singing this in Coventry Cathedral! It was destroyed in WWII, but beautifully rebuilt in the 1950’s, and the jewel in Coventry’s crown.

    I am currently staying in Oxford, and tomorrowI am going to visit the Eagle and Child, as I also love C S Lewis and want to retrace his steps. I’ve never been there before. I love your blog, and I’ve been re-reading it tonight, looking for ideas of places to visit in Oxford!

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