Musical Advent Calendar 2012

This was the first Musical Advent Calendar I put on this blog, though not the first that I have written… one of these days, I’ll get around to putting up the Advent Calendars I compiled in my pre-blogging days.  Alas, many of my favourite videos are no longer available, but I’ve done my best to replace them with videos that I love very nearly as much…

December 1 – Matin Responsory, by Palestrina

December 2 – The Record of John, by Orlando Gibbons

December 3 – Comfort Ye and Ev’ry Valley, G. F. Handel, performed by Kobie van Rensburg

December 4 – Quia Ergo Femina, by Hildegard von Bingen

December 5 – The Cherry Tree Carol, Trad.

December 6 – Ne timeas Maria, by Tomas Luis da Victoria

December 7 – There is no Rose of such Virtue, Trad., performed by Sting

December 8 – Lullay my Liking, Trad., performed by the King’s Singers

December 9 – Wachet! Betet!, by J. S. Bach

December 10 – Prepare ye the way, by Michael Wise

December 11 – Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, by Heinrich Schutz

December 12 – Joseph est bien marié, Trad. French

December 13 – Jingle Bells, by Tchaikovsky and Beres

December 14 – Hear my prayer, O Lord, by Henry Purcell

December 15 – Remember, O Thou Man, by Thomas Ravenscroft

December 16 – Gaudete! Trad., performed by the Mediaeval Baebes

December 17 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Trad., performed by Enya

December 18 – Coventry Carol, Trad., performed by The Sixteen

December 19 – Carol of the Birds, by James Wheeler

December 20 – O Magnum Mysterium, by Byrd & Lundgren

December 21 – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Trad. Arr. Willcocks, who ought to have known better

December 22 – Spem in Alium, by Tallis, performed by the King’s Singers

December 23 – In the Bleak Midwinter, by Gustav Holst

December 24 – Magnificat, by Arvo Pärt

December 25 – There were shepherds abiding in the fields, by G.F. Handel; There is no Rose, by B. Britten; In Dulci Jubilo, Trad., Arr. Willcocks

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