December 18th, 2013


St. Louis' Bach Society has a wicked sense of humor

The finale for their Christmas concert at Powell Hall last night was worth the price of admission all by itself:

"A Musicological Journey through the 12 Days of Christmas" (by Craig Courtney)

1. A Partridge from 6th century Rome
2. Two Turtle Doves from 15th century France
3. Three French Hens from 16th century Italy
4. Four Calling Birds from 17th century Italy
5. Five Gold Rings from 18th century Germany
6. Six Geese a-Laying from 18th century Austria
7. Seven Swans a-Swimming from 19th century France
8. Eight Maids a-Milking from 19th century Germany
9. Nine Ladies Dancing from 19th century Austria
10. Ten Lords a-Leaping from 19th century Italy
11. Eleven Pipers Piping from 19th century Russia
12. Twelve Drummers Drumming from 19th century USA

Although this isn't the Bach Society's performance, here's a YouTube Video of another performance of the piece. I was laughing my head off at the end. David Carrico should enjoy this!