Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thanksgiving music

I was teasing Leslie about listening to Christmas music already (she was previewing an album) and lamenting the lack of Thanksgiving music. She asked what should be on a Thanksgiving album. So,I thought, let's take a shake at it. Two albums. One classy, maybe a beautiful instrumental album, and another fun, probably at least some vocals, kid-oriented album. What to put on them?

Classy:
  1. Simple Gifts
  2. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  3. We Gather Together
  4. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
  5. Bright Canaan? - I love early American hymns
  6. America, the Beautiful

I think some quoted Psalms or other verses of thankfulness dispersed throughout could be really cool too.

Fun:

  1. Over the river and Through the Woods
  2. Turkey in the Straw
  3. Praise Him, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children
  4. Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah, Praise Ye the Lord

What tracks would you add?

Here are some albums I just found through a search that appear to go along with my wishlist:

  1. Thanksgiving CD - Various artists, Wyndham Hill
  2. Gospel Kids Songs Of Thanksgiving CD - great song selection, but the gospel-style music would really get on my nerves
  3. The Thanksgiving CD : Quincy Choral Society - a choral CD, but the vocals are, in my opinion, sub-par
  4. Great Thanksgiving - Now this is a choral CD! Who can argue with the vocal quality of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  5. Harvest Home: The Dale Warland Singers - beautiful
  6. Home For The Harvest - a classical Thanksgiving

I'm coming up with way more Thanksgiving Cds than I expected, but I can't find a children's CD that I like.

Do you have any good Thanksgiving albums?

3 comments:

Leslie said...

I didn't know Thanksgiving albums already existed! Cool! I remember learning some Thanksgiving songs in preschool. Have you ever heard of "Five Fat Turkeys," "The Pilgrims and the Indians," or "1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians?" Those are the ones I always sing. But they are so NOT PC.

Jendi said...

We have the Mormon Tabernacle Patriotic one and really enjoy it. Will have to keep the Thanksgiving one in mind.

I might add a nice arrangement of Count Your Blessings - some ways I like it and some ways I don't.

Natalie said...

I don't have any cd albums but i sure do have some books! Let me know when you need help in that department :)