Category Archives: 2012 Dance

White Final: Easter vs Christmas

This is an interesting pairing, matching up the #1 Easter and Christmas songs of some of the English-speaking world. I remember before I was baptized asking my mom which was a bigger holiday, Christmas or Easter. The latter, my Baptist … Continue reading

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Violet Final: Veni, Veni

Let’s get down to our Faithful Four, shall we? Time to settle the Violet Regional Finals with the lowest two remaining seeds in the Eternal  Eight. A wintry pop style with the Latin lyrics here. The Holy Father probably prefers … Continue reading

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Red Semifinal 2

Let’s wrap up the Spiritual Sixteen. One of these NPM Top-25’s will be the last to advance to the Eternal Eight. The top organ hymn in the Dance is now the top remaining seed. Will it outpoll “Pange Lingua”? Time … Continue reading

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Red Semifinal 1

Let’s settle up in the last bracket. “Come Holy Ghost” went to overtime against “Adoro Te Devote” in round 1, then had an easier time of it against “Be Not Afraid.” The likely number one contemporary setting of Psalm 23 … Continue reading

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Green Semifinal 2

The sixth poll of the Spiritual Sixteen: “One Bread, One Body” was a slight surprise, edging out Ave Maria by one vote in the last round. “Ubi Caritas,” whichever incarnation was in your minds, had two very easy votes to … Continue reading

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Green Semifinal 1

Another NPM choice goes to bat against a piece of season music. Here’s your ballot: I find it fascinating that the NPM pollsters didn’t think  of seasonal songs. Or perhaps Christians just take Christmas and other music for granted. But I’m … Continue reading

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Violet Semifinal 2

Another seasonal hymn that outpolled two NPM top-25’s. Respighi’s arrangement of the tune in the second movement of Trittico Botticelliano runs from the 1:15 mark to about 2:56 here. The last remaining number-one seed. Let’s vote:

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