After yesterday’s fairly boisterous Australian carol, I wanted a contrast – something very classical and beautiful. Also, I’ve been itching for an excuse to include Natalie Dessay’s voice somewhere in this. Ave Maria isn’t, of course, really an Advent Carol, but once again I’m claiming all Mary music as Advent appropriate.
Besides, it’s Natalie Dessay sounding absolutely angelic. Do I really need to justify that?
(and now I’d better go and practice sounding angelic myself, since we have our carol service tonight…)