Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pre-Christmas music 1

In preparation for our celebration of the birth of a Savior, here's one of the most ancient Advent carols, and one of my personal favorites. This particular version is modern, but the words date back to the 8th century.

If you'd like the words, you'll find them here. This version uses only three verses, 7, 5 and 2, in that order. Click here to play a more complete rendition of this hymn, in more traditional style.

There'll be more Christmas music tomorrow.



Noons said...

That was beautyful. Thanks, Pete. And have a great Xmas.

Anonymous said...

Somehow the ancient hymns evoke a deeper meaning for Christmas. The modern stuff is fine, but sacred hymns from long ago bespeak the deeper reason for the season. Merry Christmas, Peter.


SpeakerTweaker said...


Absolutely hypnotic. Beautiful. A cappella, in its truest form. Thanks for the links/videos!


suz said...

Thanks. That was beautiful.

Auntie J said...

Peter, THANK YOU! This is, hands-down, my favorite Christmas hymn. Ever. What a gorgeous arrangement!

Old NFO said...

That was OUTSTANDING! Thanks Peter!

Barbara said...

I've enjoyed so many things from your blog and forwarded so many to friends, so first of all THANKS! Second, there's a hysterical WIN on the LOLCAT website that shows "silent monks" singing a Christmas Carol.