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7 December 2017, 11:28
YouTuber Chase Holfeder realised that some of your favourite carols actually sound even more atmospheric in a minor key. So he made it happen.
Many of the Christmas carols we know and love are in a major key. And those that aren’t are generally so old they pre-date the modern system of harmony (we’re looking at you, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen).
But Chase realised that they sound awesome in a minor key as well. So he transposed them into minor keys and recorded both versions for comparison.
If you like, it’s an early Christmas present for all you music geeks out there. And there's plenty more where that came from, on Chase's YouTube channel.