Day 11: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

After yesterday’s 11/10 loudissimo Adeste Fideles explosion, it seems right and meet to bring it down to a more human scale.

The oldest hymns, Christmas or otherwise, often have these delightfully higgledy, piggledy rhythms about them and complex harmony as compared to the Victorian straight 4/4, I VI V I. A prime example is Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming, a carol I loved instantly.

Choir
Atlanta Symphony Chorus | Aachener Studenten Kammerchor

Bayerische Rundfunk Chor (arr. J Sandstrom) | WDR Chor in the Köln HBF

Small Ensemble
The King’s Singers | Philharmonia Brass (Canadian Brass arrangement)

Pop
Feist | Sufjan Stevens

Catie Curtis | Eve Beneke (not pop, obvs, just had an empty space)

Sting | Nana Mouskouri

Hear the rest of the OM Advent 2014 playlist ici

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