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The story of this song’s composition is well known: on Christmas Eve 1818 in Oberndorf, Austria, a damaged church organ meant that some new music had to be composed for midnight Mass. This sublimely simple hymn was the result, with ...

The so-called ‘O Antiphons’ are sung at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas, before and after the beginning of the Magnificat. Ancient compositions, they weave together verses of Scripture to bring out the richness of the mystery of ...

The so-called ‘O Antiphons’ are sung at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas, before and after the beginning of the Magnificat. Ancient compositions, they weave together verses of Scripture to bring out the richness of the mystery of ...

The so-called ‘O Antiphons’ are sung at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas, before and after the beginning of the Magnificat. Ancient compositions, they weave together verses of Scripture to bring out the richness of the mystery of ...

The so-called ‘O Antiphons’ are sung at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas, before and after the beginning of the Magnificat. Ancient compositions, they weave together verses of Scripture to bring out the richness of the mystery of ...

This beautiful Advent chant weaves together Old Testament texts to express the desire of God’s people for the Incarnation. It is sung here by members of the schola cantorum of St Saviour’s Dominican Priory, Dublin. R. Drop down dew, you ...

The so-called ‘O Antiphons’ are sung at Vespers on the days leading up to Christmas, before and after the beginning of the Magnificat. Ancient compositions, they weave together verses of Scripture to bring out the richness of the mystery of ...

There are few hymns that express more perfectly the atmosphere of the Advent Season than ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel’ (‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’). Drawing on the ancient ‘O Antiphons’, it addresses to God the hope and desire of the people ...

This beloved Advent carol is the English translation of a Basque song, which itself goes back to a Latin original made popular by Franciscan friars. It tells the story of the Annunciation to Mary, the ‘most highly favoured lady’. The ...