A Theremin For Christmas

This video captures a performance, by thereminist Peter Pringle, of Christmastide.

Here’s what Pringle has to say about the song and performance:

This Christmas song in the traditional style was written for soprano Jessye Norman by composer Donald Fraser, and lyricist Jane McCulloch. It is called CHRISTMASTIDE but is also knows as “Jessye’s Carol”.

In this video I am playing the song on the 1929 RCA theremin once owned by the late “Hollywood thereminist”, Dr. Samuel Hoffman.

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