What’s up, dudes? Blessed Candlemas to you all! In honor of Season 4 and the end of the Christmas Cycle, let’s listen to Estonian Orthodox composer Arvo Pärt’s tintinnabuli setting of the “Magnificat” from 1989. This is a prime example of holy minimalism. So the melody is mostly done in diatonic stepwise motion, while harmonies arpeggiate a tonic triad. The piece is broken up into solo and tutti sections.
Then I dive into Rad Santa’s mail fannypack to answer some questions.
Finally, we take a step back through season 4 to hear about its top 10 most downloaded episodes. And for kicks, we talk about the top 20 most downloaded episodes ever!
So buckle up, and take a dive back through some of the best of the season!
Listen to this episode of Totally Rad Christmas
Author: Gerry D
Title: Minisode: Top 10 Season 4 Episodes and Arvo Pärt “Magnificat”