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    Here are some of my favorites:
    Joan Sutherland Schubert's Ave Maria. It doesn't go particularly high but illustrates better than almost anywhere else how stupendously big and glorious her voice was as she soars over the chorus in the upper middle voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPnmICvuAg8
    Joan Sutherland O Holy Night: sung with all the power of In Questa Reggia with the most spectacular high note in the history of seasonal music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7vLDTCWov4
    Jessye Norman sings a song written just for her voice: Jessye's Carol. Not only is the music of particularly beauty but it not only allows her to soar up to high C but gives her ample opportunity to show off the most beautiful chest voice of all time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xi20mA31bE
    Birgit Nilsson sings Silent Night; not only sung with great elegance and beauty, but it hits her voice right at the spot where you can hear the unearthly resonance of her voice:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xi20mA31bE
    Another recording of my favorite Christmas carol with Bjorling doing O Holy Night in French:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    I love Ave Maria and of particular note is Ponselle's Schubert
    rendition:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z92gnN0lDx8
    Finally I close out with yet another Schubert's Ave Maria, this time by Streisand. Don't knock it till you have heard it. Such beauty and with such an emotional take:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwfZEIHUAFc
    Happy Holidays from John

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    Thanks for sharing this John and Merry Christmas to you.

    Kind regards,

    George

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