Today’s Christmascious song is by the English composer Michael Head. The first time I heard The Little Road To Bethlehem was when Hayley Westenra included it on her Christmas album and I’ve loved it ever since! I particularly like the slightly irregular time signature which keeps you on your toes!
This lovely Christmacious song dates from 1962. Do You Hear What I Hear? was written by Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne Baker as a plea for peace at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Popularised by Bing Crosby’s 1963 version, it has since been recorded by hundreds of artists. My favourite, and the version my own is most based on, is Hayley Westenra’s. If you’re interested here’s a live performance of her version.
I hope you enjoy my version of Do You Hear What I Hear? If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or for more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here.