As much as we are not the type of blog that is into Christmas material, there was no way I was gonna turn down "In The Bleak Midwinter" by Louise Spencer.
Written for harp and harp only, the music spoke right to the core of my musical cravings from the very first bar. Beautifully written and played at the highest level, the piece presents itself with a melody that may well as be a universal language of its own - how telling, inviting and approachable it is. Quite frankly, if not for the artwork, I wouldn't even be able to tell that I'm dealing with Christmas themed material and that - dear readers - is a compliment, you should know.
Purely delightful and universally beautiful, here it is: