December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Music has a wonderful capacity to give people a sense of hope even where there seems to be little reason for hope. Music, in other words, keeps the human heart open to hope. And Advent music does that especially well. You can hear it for yourself on the next Sing For Joy.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 11:1-10
  • (PS) Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
  • (2R) Romans 15:4-13
  • (G) Matthew 3:1-12

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (VENI EMMANUEL)French Processional / Graham Ross, arranger (1R, 2R)
The Choir of Clare College: Cambridge, England / Graham Ross
(CD) Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent / HARMONIA MUNDI / HMU 907579
© 2013 Harmonia Mundi, 1117 Chestnut Street, Burbank, CA, 91506-1624, USA

Three Carols: A Spotless RoseHerbert Howells / Anonymous, lyricist (1R, 2R)
Tenebrae / Nigel Short
(CD) The Dream of Herod / SIGNUM CLASSICS / SIGCD046
© 2003 Signum Classics, Unit 14 21 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 7JD, United Kingdom

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming) (ES IST EIN ROS)Michael Prætorius / 15th Century German, lyricist / Jan Sandström, arranger (1R, 2R)
Dale Warland Singers: Minneapolis, MN / Dale Warland
(CD) Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers / GOTHIC / G 49208
© 2002 Gothic, Gothic Records, Inc. P.O. Box 414, Orcas, WA, 98280, USA

On Jordan's Bank (WINCHESTER NEW)Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg / Charles Coffin, lyricist / Malcolm Archer, arranger / John Chandler, translator (G)
The Choir of Wells Cathedral / Rupert Gough, accompanist / Malcolm Archer
(CD) The English Hymn, Vol. 3: Hills of the North Rejoice / HYPERION / CDP12103
© 2002 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

O Radix JesseRihards Dubra / The "O" Antiphons, 6th Century, lyricist (1R)
The Choir of Merton College: Oxford, England / Peter Philips / Benjamin Nicholas
(CD) Advent at Merton / DELPHIAN RECORDS / DCD34112
© 2012 Delphian Records, 34 Wallace Avenue, The Meadows, Wallyford, East Lothian, Edinburgh, EH21 8BZ, United Kingdom

Prepare the Way O ZionDala Melody / Frans Mikael Franzên, lyricist / Margareta (Jalkeus) Bengtson, arranger (G)
St. Olaf Chapel Choir: Northfield, MN / Christopher Aspaas
(CD) Light of All Creation...Scatter the Darkness / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3213/14
© 2009 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA