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You never know how music will move you.

When Conspirare closed Wednesday night's "Christmas at the Carillon" with "I Could Have Danced All Night," I thought of my father.

"My Fair Lady" is his favorite musical. As a kid, I must have seen the movie a half dozen times with him. In the days before cable television, families actually watched TV together.

The closing song set me in the Christmas mood. Later this month, my wife, kids and I travel to Tucson for a Cobler family reunion. Perhaps we'll all watch "My Fair Lady" together one more time.

The rest of the concert was lovely, too, although I have to confess I'm a rock 'n' roll child. I wanted to hear more of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love is" and Eric Carmen's "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again." Craig Hella Johnson crafted gorgeous renditions of both songs.

I'm sure the 400 other people at First United Methodist Church connected with other songs in their own personal ways. Such is the power of music.

What song puts you in the Christmas spirit?