24. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Twenty-Three · Categories: Advent

Heinrich Schütz: Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten
VOCES8

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten:
Ich verkündige euch große Freude,
denn euch ist heute der Heiland geborn,
welcher ist Christus der Herr
in der Stadt David,
und er heißt Wunderbar,
Rat, Kraft, Held,
ewig Vater, Friedefürst.
Alleluia.

The angel spoke unto the shepherds:
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
for unto you is born this day a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord
in the city of David,
and He shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, Power, Hero,
Eternal Fater, Prince of Peace.
Alleluia.

23. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Twenty-Two · Categories: Advent

In Dulci Jubilo, arr. Matthew Culloton
The Singers

22. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Twenty-One · Categories: Advent

Stephen Paulus: Wonder Tidings
University of Utah Singers; Karen Hastings, Oboe; Melanie Hunt, Harp; Dr. Brady Allred, Conductor

21. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Twenty · Categories: Advent

Gartan Mother’s Lullby/Christ Child Lullaby, arr. by Jeannette Sorrell and Amanda Powell
Apollo’s Fire

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director

Amanda Powell, vocals
Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin
Kathie Stewart, flute
Tina Bergmann – hammered dulcimer
René Schiffer – cello
Luke Conklin – harp
Brian Kay – guitar
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord

20. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Nineteen · Categories: Advent

Jeg er så glad hver julekveld
Fauna Vokalkvintett

I found this incredibly lovely. I searched for the translation and came up with what I’ve pasted below, but they aren’t singing all the verses.

I AM SO GLAD EACH CHRISTMAS EVE
(Jeg Er Sa Glad)

I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,
And angels sang on earth.

The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down from heaven above
To help a world in need.

He dwells again in heaven’s realm,
The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones
And hears them when they pray.

I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child
The palace of the King.

When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.

She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,
It leads me up to Him.

And so I love each Christmas Eve
And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day
I know so well is true.

*****

JEG ER SAA GLAD HVER JULEKVELD
Norwegian Translation

Jeg er så glad hver julekveld,
For da ble Jesus født,
Da lyste stjernen som en sol,
Og engler sang så søtt.

Det lille barn i Betlehem
Han var en konge stor,
Som kom fra himlens høye slott
Ned til vår arme jord.

Nå bor han høyt i himmerik –
Han er Guds egen sønn,
Men husker alltid på de små
Og hører deres bønn.

Jeg er så glad hver julekveld,
Da synger vi hans pris;
Da åpner han for alle små
Sitt søte paradis.

Da tenner moder alle lys,
Så ingen krok er mørk;
Hun sier stjernen lyste så
I hele verdens ørk.

Hun sier at den lyser enn
Og slokner aldri ut,
Og hvis den skinner på min vei,
Da kommer jeg til Gud.

Hun sier at de engler små
De synger og i dag,
Om fred og fryd på jorderik
Og om Guds velbehag.

Å gid jeg kunne synge så,
Da ble visst Jesus glad;
For jeg jo også ble Guds barn
Engang i dåpens bad.

Jeg holder av vår julekveld
Og av den Herre Krist,
Og at han elsker meg igjen,
Det vet jeg ganske visst.

19. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Eighteen · Categories: Advent

C. Balle: I denna goda juletid (arr. Lisa Rydberg)
S:t Jacobs Ungdomskör; Anna Näslund Ösberg, Solo; Erik Haster, Violin; Mikael Wedar, Conductor

This is a Swedish translation of the Norwegian song. In case you were wondering!

18. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Seventeen · Categories: Advent

Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Les Métaboles, direction Léo Warynski

17. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Sixteen · Categories: Advent

Kevin A. Memley: O magnum mysterium
The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA)

(Sorry about that intro: I tried to have it start after all of that but it won’t let me!)

(Video is from a variety of performances, obviously, considering the changes of clothes and locations noted. The recording is from the Philippines.)

16. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Fifteen · Categories: Advent

Duarte Lobo: O magnum mysterium
O Bando de Surunyo

From the Youtube page:

in “Opuscula” (Antuerpiæ, 1602)
Tenor reconstruído por/tenor (missing part) by José Abreu

Interpretado por/performed by:

O Bando de Surunyo

Ana Vieira Leite & Raquel Mendes – superius
Helena Correia & Tiago Ribeiro – altus
Carlos Meireles & Gabriel Neves – tenor
Sérgio Ramos – bassus
Leonor Sá – viola da gamba
Hugo Sanches – direcção/direction

Um filme de/a film by Adriana Romero

15. December 2018 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Fourteen · Categories: Advent

Francis Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium
Mogens Dahl Kammerkor; Mogens Dahl, Conductor