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Merry Christmas 2012: Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Happy holidays, friends. For the seventh year and a row, here’s a home recording of a Christmas song from Numbers And Letters, just in time for the big day.

I’ve always loved the structure of “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming,” with its breaths and the crescendo from a timely birth to life and love everlasting. “Dispels with glorious splendor / the darkness everywhere… and lightens ever load.” What a time, we live in, where daily we feel our burdens.

This was recorded out of my house in Austin, my first Christmastime in the city. It was done in the office, sort of acoustically unpredictable and old. I hope you enjoy it.