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Christmas Countdown

25 Days of Christmas 2009 - Day 18

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Carol of the Day

The words of "What Child Is This?" was taken from a poem written by William Chatterton Dix and then harmonized to an old folk melody known as "Greensleeves." Through the years, this touching carol has been known interchangeably as "What Child Is This?" and "Greensleeves."

This Day in Music History

On this Day in 1869, Louis Moreau Gottschalk died in Tijuca, Brazil. He was an American composer and virtuoso pianist who pioneered the use of Creole and Latin American songs and dance themes in his compositions.

Movie of the Day

New York New York (Compare Prices) - A bitter-sweet love story between an up and coming singer (Liza Minnelli) and a jazz saxophone player (Robert DeNiro}. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Suggested Stocking Stuffer

Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course - Level 1, Book & CD (Vendor's Site) - Specifically created for adult beginners, this book and CD combo has everything you need to get you well on your way to playing the piano. Helpful lessons on the basics of piano playing as well as music theory and technique will have you playing some of the most popular compositions by the end of the course.

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