Christmas Day is passing—even here in the western U.S., the winter sun is low in a gray blue sky. I must say this has been the most unusual Christmas season I can remember, but I also feel a strange peace on this Christmas afternoon, & I thought I’d share that by sharing a piece I’ve posted each year during this season since Robert Frost’s Banjo began.
It’s “Silent Night” played “classical style” (essentially like guitar fingerpicking) on a 5-string banjo. I made this recording a few years ago, & no doubt I could play it better now, but I was satisfied with the take when I recorded it, & still don’t have any real objections to the performance—perhaps a few quibbles, but that’s it.
I will be back with a post tomorrow, most likely the final installment of the Old-Time Holiday Train.
All the blessings of the season to you, dear readers!
Photo: The christmas song Stille Nacht, autograph (ca. 1860) by Franz Xaver Gruber (1787–1863)