DECEMBER 18, 2012
I’ve been all awash in Christmas choral music as of late. The most recent listen was I Sing of a Maiden by this fellow Patrick Hadley. In introducing the work, the radio announcer mentioned that in the time of telegrams, many minced words in order to save on money, as they were charged by the verbage. Still, Hadley was known for the inclusion of additional phrases such as “I say.” Some may have found it wasteful. I find it charming. Allows a bit of character and personality to shine through, I say.