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Offline Neil Obstat

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Advent music and Christmas carols
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:06:30 PM »
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    I find a lot of pleasure in focusing on Advent music during Advent.  I get a kind of joy out of it that goes way back, because over years of experience, I've learned that Advent music is most enjoyable during Advent and after Advent is over, it's not all that enjoyable anymore because then Christmas music takes over with overwhelming power.  

    But that power of Christmas music to overwhelm is greatly amplified when Advent music has been thoroughly enjoyed DURING ADVENT, in anticipation of the Nativity.

    Therefore, anyone who skips Advent music, and just starts delving into Christmas music long before Christmas, is only cheating himself out of appreciation for Christmas music in particular, and out of his appreciation for Christmas itself in general.




    Here is a fun trivia question:  What size were the 3 Kings of the Orient?

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    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 05:31:01 AM »
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  • What size were the 3 Kings of the Orient?





    "Wee Three Kings of Orient are -- bearing gifts we traverse afar..."   :furtive:


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    « Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 06:10:35 AM »
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    Advent comes once a year.  Too bad you missed it.  Maybe next year..........


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    « Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 11:15:42 PM »
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    Advent comes once a year.  Too bad you missed it.  Maybe next year..........


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    « Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 01:24:10 AM »
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    « Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 04:22:05 PM »
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  • What Advent music do you particularly enjoy?

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    « Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 05:43:15 PM »
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    « Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 07:29:20 PM »
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    This is my favorite.
    We listen to a rather snappy version at home.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo


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    « Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 06:42:52 AM »
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    This is my favorite.
    We listen to a rather snappy version at home.


    Thanks for the link! I love the alto line on this piece-it is very fun to sing!

    Happy Christmas!
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    « Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 07:53:14 PM »
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