Tag: Lo How A Rose

Sunshine and Roses

On my way to Leipzig for the Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning performance at the Thomaskirche, the sky gave a glorious performance. The train car was empty and my phone battery full, so there was nothing to do but try…

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…

Lo! How A Rose E’er Blooming

It’s Gaudete Sunday, which is to say the third Sunday in Advent or 14 shopping days left. Miss Mussel’s first port of call for all things Christmas music is the cassock and surplice brigade. This year, for some reason, they…