Penelope wrote, "This last verse is sung at the end of every Greek carol to wish prosperity to the landlord. Good evening noblemen If this is your will, Christ's holy birth May I sing in your noble house Christ is being born today In the town of Bethlehem Heavens rejoice All of nature is happy. A crowd of angels are singing, "Ossana in excelsis", And holly is The faith of the shepherds. From Persia three magi arrive With their gifts A bright star shows them the way Without any delay. In this house we have come May no stone ever crack And the landlord May live for many years. Penelope wrote about the language this carol is in: "These carols are written in 'katharevousa'.
Wishes for Christmas in Greek
Nov 6th, by admin. Greek Carols and Christmas Songs. Greek Christmas is a quiet, solemn period. In some regions, it is preceded by fasting. Nicholas , when all people exchange gifts and lasts until January 6 — Twelfth Night. On the day before Christmas and the New Year children going from house to house and singing carols and christmas songs.
Playlist of Greek Carols and Christmas Songs
Written by GreekBoston. Like many parts of the world, there is a tradition in Greece of going door to door to sing Christmas carols. When they are done with their visit, they move on to the next house.
There is a wide array of Greek songs for Christmas today, ranging from traditional songs of Greek music to popular alternative versions of known foreign songs and Greek funny or instrumental songs. These are songs indispensably associated with the festivities and the spirit of Christmas days. There is a vast range of traditional carols kalanta sung in different regions of Greece; actually, each region sings a slightly different version of Carols, paying tribute to local habits and customs. Traditional Greek music for Christmas is performed by groups and choirs, such as the Typaldos choir, but you can also find some magnificent renderings of carols from artists such as Domna Samiou. Except for the Carols, there are modern Greek songs for Christmas, which are either new, or a different version of the already known songs. Christmas songs from abroad cover a wide range of genres from pop to rock and jazz, and the Greek versions offer a similar variety of choices for all tastes — listen to Agia nyhta by Anna Vissi for instance.