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Praetorius: Es is Ein Rose Entsprungen

02. December 2020 · 2 comments · Categories: Advent · Tags: ,

Marianne Beate’s Advent Calendar

Reger: Maria Wiegendlied

From the YouTube Page:
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosoprano
Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano

Recorded in Bislett, Oslo, Norway. Many thanks to Bradley & Trond

…begins today. When I posted my music for Sunday I was going by the church calendar, and with that Advent begins counting back four Sundays from Christmas, so it begins in late November. But for those with Advent calendars, and those who go by the “it starts in December” today is Day One.

I opened up YouTube to see if anything new was posted that would fit for next week’s Sunday music posts, and was delighted to see something new by Norwegian mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland. As long as she posts these I will share them with you as well. I love her Advent calendar idea!

Bach: O Jesulein süß, o Jesulein mild (BWV 493)
Marianne Beate Kielland

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

Today is not only Sunday, but it is also the first day of Advent. This year I’m giving myself a break — I’m not attempting to find “true” Advent music, so you will see Christmas as well as Advent music for the next four Sundays. (And no, I’m not posting daily as I’ve done in the past.) I am not featuring only virtual choirs either, as I’m not at all sure I could find enough for so many posts. This first one, though, does show the singers more distanced than the norm. It was premiered on November 1, 2020.

Giovanni Gabrieli: O Magnum Mysterium
Sofia Vokalensemble

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
iacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Iesum Christum.

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin
whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.

poem by e. e. cummmings, music by Eric Whitacre
Craig Hella Johnson, Conductor
Conspirare Choir
Jennie Olson, soprano soloist

And happy day to everyone else! Every day is a day to give thanks.

The Promise of Living by Aaron Copland
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Virtual Choir with Ryan Jackson and Patrick Kreeger, Piano

Greg Gilpin: For the Beauty of the Earth.
Virtual Choir including Grand Cities Children’s Choir and more; Greg Gilpin, Conductor