December 1, 2019

First Sunday of Advent (Year A)

For most people, preparing for a celebration is part of the fun: getting the right food, clothes, and decorations. Advent is the Church's season of preparation, and the music of the season calls us to enjoy it. We'll bring the music, you set aside time to listen. The next Sing For Joy is full of the beauty of Advent.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 2:1-5
  • (PS) Psalm 122
  • (2R) Romans 13:11-14
  • (G) Matthew 24:36-44

Wake, Awake (WACHET AUF)Philipp Nicolai / Philipp Nicolai, lyricist / F. Melius Christiansen, arranger / Catherine Winkworth, translator (G)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Good News of Great Joy / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3656/3657
© 2018 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

I Was GladC. Hubert H. Parry (PS)
The Choir of Clare College: Cambridge, England / Timothy Brown
(CD) Rejoice! British Choral Music / REGIS / RRC 1040
© Regis, Southover House Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HF, UK

I Was Glad When They Said Unto MeFrank Ferko (PS)
American Repertory Singers: Washington, DC / Leo Nestor
(CD) Sounding Joy / ARSIS AUDIO / CD 105
© 1996 Arsis Audio, 615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA, 01702, USA

Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (HELMSLEY)Thomas Olivers / Charles Wesley, lyricist (1R, 2R, G)
The Choir of St. John's College / David Hill
(CD) Christmas at St. John's College, Cambridge / HYPERION / CDA67576
© 2006 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

Walk in the LightAfrican American Spiritual / Charles Wesley, lyricist / George Elderkin, lyricist / André Thomas, arranger (G)
St. Olaf Cantorei: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Songs of Grateful Praise / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2880
© 2006 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA