Featured Song: Christmas Canon

As it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d feature something Christmas-themed.

This is “Christmas Canon” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), from their 1998 album The Christmas Attic; it’s a beautiful interpretation of baroque composer Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, featuring a five-part harmony sung by a children’s choir, with orchestral accompaniment.

I performed this piece as part of my high school choir back in the days, and have been fond of it ever since.

The video below is of TSO performing this piece live, spectacular as always.



TSO later recorded a rock version of this piece, on their 2004 album The Lost Christmas Eve. Here’s a live performance of that (it’s a fan recording, but great quality):



Hope you’ve enjoyed them! Happy holidays once again, and Happy New Year!

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About botondballo

I am a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, with a degree in Computer Science. I currently work for Mozilla as a software engineer.
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