Musical offering for the fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2017


Musical offering for the third Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2017

Bogoróditse Dyévo, ráduisya,
Blagodátnaya Maríye, Gospód s tobóyu. 
Blagoslovyéna ty v zhenákh,
i blagoslovyén plod chryéva tvoyevó, 
yáko Spása rodilá yesí dush náshikh.

Rejoice, virgin mother of God,
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne the Savior of our souls.


Musical offering for the second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017


Musical offering for the first Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017

The King shall come when morning dawns
And light triumphant breaks,
When beauty gilds the eastern hills,
And life to joy awakes.

Not as of old a little child
To bear, and fight, and die,
But crowned with glory like the sun
That lights the morning sky.

O brighter than the rising morn
When He victorious rose,
And left the lonesome place of death,
Despite the rage of foes.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And earth’s dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn,
The day that e’er shall last.

And let the endless bliss begin,
By weary saints foretold,
When right shall triumph over wrong,
And truth shall be extolled.

The King shall come when morning dawns,
And light and beauty brings;
Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray,
Come quickly, King of kings!


Some beautiful music for the third Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2016

It’s the birthday of French composer Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869), whose oratorio L’enfance du Christ received its premiere in Paris on December 10, 1854. It tells the story of Mary and Joseph escaping to Egypt after King Herod orders the massacre of the innocents. This beautiful chorus, “L’adieu des bergers,” depicts the shepherds at Bethlehem bidding farewell to the holy family as they depart Judea for Egypt.

 


Some beautiful music for the second Sunday of Advent

December 4, 2016

 


Some beautiful music for the first Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2016


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