Fourth Sunday in Advent

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, arr. Taylor Scott Davis
VOCES8, Apollo5, VOCES8 Foundation Choir & Orchestra; Barnaby Smith, Conductor

Third Sunday in Advent

Veni, Veni Emmanuel, arr. Philip Lawson
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Conductor

Second Sunday in Advent

O Come O Come Emmanuel, arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
Northern Lights Chorale; Tonya Barnes, Conductor

Today is the first Sunday in Advent.
Arvo Pärt: O Adonai
Zero8 Chorus

From the YouTube page:
Today we continue celebrating advent with one if the Great Advent Antiphons, O Adonai. Much like O Emmanuel, or Veni Emmanuel as many of us know it by, it celebrates the coming of the Lord. This version in German was composed by Arvo Pärt.
Please enjoy!

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I nearly forgot to post this today!

O Magnum Mysterium (Lauridsen) — Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo soprano; Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano

With thanks to Bradley Staubes & Trond Valldal for their beautiful apartment.

O magnum mysterium et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia
viderent Dominum natum jacentem in praesepio. O beata Virgo,
cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Jesum Christum.

O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that beasts should see the new-born Lord lying in a manger. O blessed virgin, whose body was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia

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Et Barn Er Født (Egeberg) – Marianne Beate Kielland (voice), Ole Christian (piano)

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Du grønne glitrende tre (Grieg) — Marianne Beate Kielland & Ole Christian (piano)

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The Angel Gabriel, arr. Pettman
The King’s Singers

In Dulci Jubilo (Praetorius) – Marianne beate Kielland

In dulci jubilo,
nun singet und seid froh!
Unsers Herzens Wonne
leit in præsepio
und leuchtet als die Sonne
matris in gremio.
Alpha es et O.

In sweet jubilation,
now sing and be joyous!
Our heart’s bliss
rests in a manger
and shines like the sun
in his mother’s lap.
You are the alpha and omega.

O Jesu parvule,
nach dir ist mir so weh.
Tröst mir mein Gemüte,
o puer optime;
durch alle deine Güte,
o princeps gloriae,
trahe me post te.

O tiny Jesus,
my heart aches for Thee.
Console me in my heart and soul,
o best of boys;
through all your good,
o prince of glory,
draw me to you.

Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend mehr denn da,
da die Engel singen
nova cantica
und die Schellen klingen
in regis curia.
Eia, wärn wir da!

Where are joys?
Nowhere more than there
where angels sing
new songs
and the bells ring
in the courts of the King.
Oh, were we only there!

O pater caritas
o mater lenitas
wir waren gar verdorben
per nostra crimina:
So hast du uns erworben
coelorum gaudia.
Maria, hilf uns da!

Oh love of the Father
oh gentleness of the Mother
We were stained
by our crimes:
thus Thou hast for us acquired
the joys of heaven.
Maria, help us there!

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Den store stjerna / The Big Star (Gundersen) — Marianne Beate Kielland

Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzosoprano

The big star that rose in the east
Den store stjerna som steig i aust

With light over the world
Med ljos over verda

Light our hope for the future journey
Tende vår von for framtidsferda

In the dark autumn of the world
I heimsens mørke haust

The big star
Den store stjerna

Make us free
Gjer oss fri

With its message now at Christmas time
Med sitt bod no ved juletid

The big star for the first gong
Den store stjerna for fyrste gong

Bar bid for a savior
Bar bod om ein frelsar

Poor and rich go forth and greet
Fattig og rik går fram og helsar

A newborn baby with song
Eit nyfødt barn med song

The big star
Den store stjerna

Give us words
Ga oss ord

With a hope for our weak brother
Med ei von for vår veike bror

The big star in the night cold
Den store stjerna i natta kald

Has shown us a miracle
Har synt oss eit under

Lights with consolation in difficult times
Lyser med trøyst i tunge stunder

For people in the thousands
For folk i tusen tall

The big star
Den store stjerna

Hawk and claw
Høg og klår

Is our light on the road we go
Er vårt ljos på den veg vi går

The big star is ready as before
Den store stjerna står klår som før

And ask us to share
Og ber oss å dela

Give all we can and heal
Gie alt vi kan og såra hela

With our hungry brothers
Hos våre svoltne brør

The big star
Den store stjerna

Make us free
Gjer oss fri

With its message now at Christmas time
Med sitt bod no ved juletid