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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

Buon Natale!

Once again it is time for my annual post featuring my favorite Italiano Christmas carol.  Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle was written by St Alfonso de' Ligouri, Doctor of the Church.

As usual, I start out with a slightly humorous version, the one that started this annual post in the 1st place:



This version is by Friar Allesandro & was filmed at the Grotto of the Nativity:




At  the end of the Mass Duriing the Night (Midnight Mass) the hymn that has been sung has been Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle. Here it is from the last Christmas Mass said by Papa emeritus Benedetto XVI before he resigned:



A tradition in Italia is for the shepherds to come down from the mountains & play their zampogne (bagpipes) for the Christ Child. Here are some from the region of Italia mia famiglia came from:



BUON NATALE!

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