Top Five – The best Christmas songs (2)

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Here you will find five of the best Christmas songs of all time in the original versions and instrumental versions.

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Silent Night – Stille nacht

“Silent Night” (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling single of all-time.

For Christmas 2013 Lorenzo Pescini, pianist composer, writes a new version for piano and orchestra of the song “Silent Night”. In this video, the song is performed by Natalie Andaloro. The graphics by Elizabetta Talone using Santa Claus drawings by Francesco Nesi.

This is a moving version by Olivia Newton John

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a song performed by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. She wrote and produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. Columbia Records released it on November 1, 1994 as the lead single from her first holiday album and fourth studio album, Merry Christmas. “Christmas” is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes and heavy back-up vocals, as well as use of synthesizers. The song’s lyrics declare that the narrator does not care about Christmas presents or lights; all she wants for Christmas is to be with her lover.

For Christmas 2014 Lorenzo Pescini, pianist composer, writes a new piano version of the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. In this video, the song is accompanied by photographs by Patrizia Ilaria Sechi.

This is a smart version of “All I want for Christmas is you” by Fifth Harmony

 

Lullaby – Ninna Nanna

The Wiegenlied op. 49 No. 4 Guten Abend, gute Nacht (Lullaby: Good evening, good night) is a composition in E-flat Major for Piano and Voice solo composed by Johannes Brahms in 1868, which is part of the collection of five melodies (Lieder op . 49) for solo voice and piano. It’s a lullaby to children, in fact in Italy is commonly defined as a lullaby. The original text below is also for people of German-speaking medieval origin and difficult. The second verse was added to the poem in 1849 by Georg Scherer (1824-1909).

For Christmas 2011 Lorenzo Pescini, pianist composer, writes a new version for piano and orchestra of the song “Ninna Nanna – Lullaby”. In this video, the song is accompanied by photographs by Patrizia Ilaria Sechi.

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