Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:00pm
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Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne for this encore of an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

Traditional Appalachian: I Wonder as I Wander
Emma Kirkby/Sony 62688

Byrd: Ecce Virgo Concipiet
Stile Antico/Harmonia Mundi 807517

Biebl: Ave Maria
Chanticleer/Chanticleer 8803

14th C German: Quem Pastores Laudavere
Cambridge Singers/Rutter Collegium 111

Poulenc: Quem vidistis pastores dicite
Cambridge Singers/Rutter/ Collegium 108

Trad French: Quelle est cette odeur agreable
Chanticleer/ Teldec 94563

Poulenc: Videntes Stellam
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlowe/ Conifer 51308

Traditional Canadian: Huron Carol/'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Cambridge Singers/Rutter / Collegium 111

Tomas Luis De Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
Chanticleer/Teldec 94563

Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Chamber Choir of Europe/Hannsler 98272

Gruber: Stille Nacht
The King's Singers/EMI 44909

Scheidt: O Jesulein Zart
Bryn Terfel/Nidus Childrens Choir/DG 14914

Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
Theater of Voices/Hillier/Harmonia Mundi 907079

12th C: Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Cantus/Cantus 1102

Traditional Spiritual: Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Jessye Norman/Philips 400019