Monday, December 22, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar 2014, Day 22

Monday, December 22

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Text from the Liturgy of St. James (fourth century), adapted by Gerard Moultrie (1864)
Music a traditional French melody (seventeenth century)

Performed by Cynthia Clawson

"Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand."


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar 2014, Day 21

Sunday, December 21 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Of the Father's Love Begotten
Text by Marcus Aurelius C. Prudentius (fourth century), translated by John M. Neale (1854) and Henry W. Baker (1859)
Music is thirteenth century plainsong, arranged by C. Winfred Douglas (1916)

Performed by the Sons of Orpheus

"O ye heights of heaven, adore him."

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar 2014, Day 20

Saturday, December 20

Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Text (Latin) by Heinrich Suso, translated to English by John M. Neale (1853)
Music is a fourteenth century German melody

Performed by the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir

"He has opened the heavenly door"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Musical Advent Calendar 2014, Day 19

Friday, December 19

He Is Born
Traditional French carol, translated to English by George K. Evans (1963)
Setting my Dan Forrest

"Now the time has come at last"