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Lexilogio

Carols for Advent

A place to post carols through Advent.

To begin with - In the Bleak Midwinter
Jim

An atmospheric acappella take on a favourite carol
"O come, O come Immanuel" by Glad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K50n_YT81A
Shaker

This has one of the best melodies ever which not even Mike Oldfield's version could wholly ruin - In Dulce Jubilo:


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Lexilogio

There are probably better versions - but some songs are better in the original language
Shaker

Re: Carols for Advent

Lexilogio wrote:
A place to post carols through Advent.

To begin with - In the Bleak Midwinter


Just to say: I'm delighted that that was the better-known Gustav Holst version (a man who could knock out a deathless tune at the drop of a hat) rather than the Harold Darke reworking, which personally I've never liked.
trentvoyager

As my 2 favourites have been posted "In the Bleak..." and "O come..." I can't add much.

They are both awesome (in the old fashioned sense of the word) pieces of music.
Jim

OK, this isn't a carol, but it's one of my favourite Christmas songs;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62KcRJCiETQ


"....in the little town of Bethlehem, where God became a man."
Shaker


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Jim

One hymn for Advent is a 'must', as far as I'm concerned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT6TkboOadw

Maranatha!
Jim

"Thorns in the straw"
Probably the most thought provoking Christmas song written in the past quarter century.
It has become a part of our worship each year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OjXHfVoI64
cymrudynnion

Lo He Comes On Clouds Decending
Ketty

cymrudynnion wrote:
Lo He Comes On Clouds Decending


Each to their own I suppose, but a Carol for Advent?  Surely that's about Revelation, not about his birth story?  
Jim

OY!
Cym, I've already posted Lo! He comes....

And, Ketty, yes, it IS an Advent Hymn.
Advent looks toward the parousia as well as back toward the first Christmas.
At least it does up here.



(Mind you, we're all strange up here!)
cymrudynnion

Jim wrote:
OY!
Cym, I've already posted Lo! He comes....

And, Ketty, yes, it IS an Advent Hymn.
Advent looks toward the parousia as well as back toward the first Christmas.
At least it does up here.



(Mind you, we're all strange up here!)
Yes and also here in God's Country
Ketty

Jim wrote:
(Mind you, we're all strange up here!)


I'm saying nothing.    

Shaker

Another of my favourites:


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Lexilogio

Shaker wrote:
Another of my favourites:


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I love it - but I'm so nerdy about that song. I get really irritated when anyone sings the verse, "Yea, Lord we greet thee, born this happy morning..." except on Christmas day!
Shaker

Now that is nerdiness cubed  
Lexilogio

Shaker wrote:
Now that is nerdiness cubed  


I know.... but at least I know my faults!
Shaker

Buggeration. I've just realised that saying nerdiness cubed is a dead giveaway for nerdiness in itself. Curses!

Meanwhile, before this turns into an episode of The Big Bang Theory, back to your scheduled thread:


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Lexilogio

Once in Royal David's City
cymrudynnion

Lexilogio wrote:
Once in Royal David's City
Advent? Are you serious?
Shaker

Why not?
Ketty

Beautiful, beautiful sounds in all those clips.  This will be heaven.  
Jim

Christmas isn't Christmas without

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1paXRQ60E

And it was a number 1 as well!
cymrudynnion

Shaker wrote:
Why not?
Advent is the season where we prepare for the coming of Our Lord. Once in Royal has the line where a mother. This would suggest to me that Our Lord had been born therefore a Christmas Carol not an Advent Carol
Jim

I've finally found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EurSITVUo1A

"Nova, nova ave fit ex Eva". I remember learning this in my last year of primary school - my first encounter with Latin. This is the original, catchy tune. There have been more modern interpretations by both Rutter and MacMillan - great in their own way, but this one is still, IMO, the best.
Jim

THis one
"Hills of the North, Rejoice", is a real Advent favourite of mine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP...amp;list=UUEAHsETVe88HG7L--AOp2wQ
trentvoyager

Jim wrote:
THis one
"Hills of the North, Rejoice", is a real Advent favourite of mine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP...amp;list=UUEAHsETVe88HG7L--AOp2wQ


Oh Jim - Thanks for reminding me of this. I had completely forgotten it!

One of my favourites - why does my brain do this?

I can hold onto tunes like "Sugar, Sugar" forever, and recall them instantly - but I forget a truly wonderful hymn.

Guess I'm programmed for Trivial matters
Jim

Lexi;
This is for you.
"Angels from the Realms of Glory." Scottish style.
C'mon, hen, get the tartan hankie oot....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj8PBeZ5Azo
Lexilogio

Jim wrote:
Lexi;
This is for you.
"Angels from the Realms of Glory." Scottish style.
C'mon, hen, get the tartan hankie oot....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj8PBeZ5Azo


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