Musical Advent Calendar 2010

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 6 – There is no Rose of Swych Vertu, Trad., performed by the Mediaeval Baebes

December 7 – The Truth Sent from Above, Trad., Arr. The King’s Singers

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 14 – The Holly and the Ivy, Trad., performed by the Mediaeval Baebes

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.

December 25 – O Come, O Ye Faithful, Trad., Arr. Willcocks; Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by Mendelsson; The Three Kings, by Peter Cornelius

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