Alas, I do not think my time will allow me to do advent posts like I did last year. Hopefully next year.
I will try and highlight another carol for Christmas, and here, I will gather together last year’s offerings, and give you a advent calendar (and Tolkien) themed post from Grimmella. I hope you enjoy them!
December 1: O Magnum Mysterium – Nothing says Christmas like 16th Century Latin
December 3: Away in a Manger – probably not the version you know…
December 6: Hearth and Fire – more winter than Christmas, but lovely
December 8: Balulalow – A joyful song from Scotland
December 10: Don Oiche ud ImBethil – Softer, more meditative fare. It gives me chills.
December 13: Cantique de Noel – You may know this as “O Holy Night” but I dare say that it is far more beautiful in French, especially with Joan Baez’s voice
December 15: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem – Twangy country Christmas music, and a fine example
December 17: Brugundian Carol – a softer, more mellow folk carol
December 20: Third Carol for Christmas Day – hauntingly beautiful song from the 1700’s
December 22: Veni, Veni Emmanuel – I love “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” in any language, but there is something of crystal-beauty to the words in Latin.
December 24: Go, Tell it on the Mountain – The incomparable Odetta, what more can I say?
December 25: Christmas in the Trenches – And finally, last-year’s Christmas offering. It’s pretty self-explanatory
Peace and love to you all, entering this season, however you do, or don’t, observe it!