Max Reger: Es kommt ein Schiff, geladen
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart: Marckus Creed, Conductor

There comes a galley, laden
Up to the highest board;
She bears a heav’nly burthen,
The Father’s eterne Word.

She saileth on in silence,
Her freight of value vast:
With Charity for mailsail,
And Holy Ghost for mast.

The ship has dropt her anchor,
Is safely come to land;
The Word eterne, in likeness
Of man, on earth doth stand.

At Bethlem in a stable,
To save the world forlorn
(O bless Him for His mercy),
Our Saviour Christ is born.

And whosoe’er with gladness
Would kiss him and adore,
Must first endure with Jesus
Great pain and anguish sore.

Must die with Him moreover,
And rise in flesh again,
To win that life eternal,
Which doth to Christ pertain.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Clare College Choir, Cambridge

Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
St. Jacob’s Youth Choir; Mikael Wedar, Conductor

Gabrieli: Angelus Domini Descendit

Ambrosius von Mailand: Veni redemptor gentium (Come, Redeemer of the nations)
ensemble officium

Veni, Veni Emmanuel, arr. Philip Lawson
The Gesualdo Six

Patrick Dunachie, Guy James – Countertenor
Joseph Wicks, Hiroshi Amako – Tenor
Michael Craddock – Baritone
Jonathan Pacey – Bass

Hubert Bird: Adam Lay Ybounden
DU Lamont Chorale: Ana Spadoni, Conductor

Stuart MacRae: Adam Lay Ybounden
Canto Deo Choirs

Philip Stopford: Adam Lay Ybounden
Belfast Cathedral Choir

It’s time for Advent Music, and for once it’s going to be easy to keep track of the days, as the first day of Advent is on December 1!

Adam Lay Ybounden is frequently used for Lessons in Carols, so we will begin with some arrangements of this work for both Advent and Sunday music posts.

Boris Ord: Adam Lay Ybounden
Washington Master Chorale; Rachel Carlson, Conductor; Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director