And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints (NRSV, 1 Thessalonians, 3:13).
"O" Antiphons are an important element in Advent liturgy since the ninth century. A number of them will be sung in plainchant during this year's Procession of Carols and Lessons for Advent.
"O" by Eric Gill
Click to read about "O" Antiphons and listen to them in plainchant sung by the Cantuale Antonianum and the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford, as well as versions by Healey Willan and Arvo Pärt.
Montreal Bach Festival 2009 proudly announces its 3rd Edition: November 24 to December 5, 2009.
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McGill Autumn Noon-Hour Organ Recital Series
The Wolff organ of Redpath Hall
Fridays at 12:30 pm - Admission Free
November 27: Jens Korndoerfer (Bach Festival)
December 4: Michael Dirks (Bach Festival)
Click to go to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Music for Advent and Christmas, performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker, master of music.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
To listen to a 1998 Pipedreams programme of organ and choir meditations for Advent, Veni, Come, click here, then click on "Complete Show." To listen to the final, unusual and stunning piece, Jacques Charpentier, L'Ange à la trompette, performed by John Balka on the 1992 C.B. Fisk organ of the Myerson Symphony Center, Dallas, hold button and slide to 77:15 (77 minutes and 15 seconds).
Click to hear Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata 61, performed by Soprano: Julianne Baird; Counter-tenor: Drew Minter; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Bass: James Weaver; American Bach Soloists (no choir); Jeffrey Thomas conducting.