Advent Voices

December 20, 2012

St. Paul, Minn. — Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.


Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Seraphic Fire

Biebl: Ave Maria

14th C German: Quem pastores laudavere
Cambridge Singers/Rutter

Huron Carol: Twas in the Moon of Wintertime

Traditional: I Wonder as I Wander
Emma Kirkby, soprano

Poulenc: Videntes Stellam
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Lauridsen: O magnum Mysterium
Chamber Choir of Europe

Gruber: Stille Nacht
The King's Singers

Scheidt: O Jesulein Zart and Away in a Manger in Welsh
Bryn Terfel/Nidus Children's Choir

Scots Gaelic: Taladh Chriosda
Apollo's Fire with Meredith Hall, soprano

American Spiritual: Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Jessye Norman, soprano

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