What Child is This?

December 21, 2010 5:12 PM

We all thought as hard as we could, to come up with a Christmas song that none of us hate, so we could do it semi-reverently, in a manner which at least resembles proper. It took so many takes to get it right that now we hate this song, too.

This is actually the full cut of the song, whereas on the album, it's cut about 90 seconds short, and crossfades into the next track. It gets a bit long in the tooth by the end, but I think it's still a rather pleasant listen, regardless.


Timbill Corder - Accordion
Trey Beauregard - Baritone Ukulele
Melissa Burcham - Flute
Tommy Scheurich - Contrabassoon

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (3 comments total)

Very good, and worth the effort. The melody is Greensleeves, no?
posted by unSane at 6:42 PM on December 21, 2010

Yeah, the lyrics (which are, of course, not sung) were written about 300 years after the original Greensleeves. We also couldn't seem to agree whether it was in natural minor or Dorian mode, but we eventually met a compromise. Originally, I was going to either play horn or sing/hum/whistle the melody, but it never sounded quite right that way, so instead, I switched to poorly played accordion, and Melissa took my place on flute. It's much better that way.

Fun fact: The contrabassoon also may or may not have been lightly stolen.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:22 PM on December 21, 2010

The original Greensleeves flips between a couple of modes I think, in the turnaround.
posted by unSane at 9:14 PM on December 21, 2010

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