This music calendar is the first I ever did, and appeared on my LiveJournal back in the day when LiveJournal still had people on it… As you can see, the commentaries started short and got longer. No surprise there. I think this is my favourite of the Advent Calendars I’ve done, because I had no concerns about repeating myself and could just put all the pieces I really loved in without worrying about it! Alas, quite a few of the pieces I chose then were no longer available online, but I hope you will enjoy the ones I put in their places.
December 1 – The Record of John, by Orlando Gibbons
December 2 – Wachet Auf! by J.S. Bach
December 3 – Ave Generosa, by Hildegard von Bingen
December 4 – The Lord at first did Adam Make, Trad.
December 5 – Comfort Ye & Ev’ry Valley, by G.F. Handel
December 8 – O Magnum Mysterium, Byrd & Lundgren
December 9 – See, the Word is Incarnate, by Orlando Gibbons
December 10 – Dixit Maria, by Hans Leo Hassler
December 11 – Adam Lay y Bounden, by Boris Ord
December 12 – Rejoice in the Lord alway, by H. Purcell
December 13 – O Magnum Mysterium, by F. Poulenc
December 15 – Ave Maria, by Josquin Desprez
December 16 – O Thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, by G.F. Handel
December 17 – The Crown of Roses, by Tchaikovsky
December 18 – Rorate Coeli Desuper, by Heinrich Schütz
December 19 – The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation, by Henry Purcell
December 20 – Remember O Thou Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft
December 21 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Trad.
December 22 – Magnificat, by Cristobál de Morales
December 23 – I sing of a Maiden, by Joachim Knoph
December 24 – Tomorrow shall be my Dancing Day, Trad.