O come, O come, Emmanuel
To get you in the mood, dear reader, for these days of the Great O Antiphons, I give you this recording of “O come, O come, Emmanuel.” Let me say, I was unable to find a completely satisfactory recording on youtube. I was looking for a “Songs of Praise” style recording of a congregation singing. Since I was unable to find what I was looking for, you get this version, lovely in its own way.
Don’t get on me about the color of the candles in the video. I’ve already taken enough flak for my choice of Advent wreath candle colors in the parish I serve, having been told that I’ve “ruined Advent” for people. Sigh. Just to normalize this recording, I have a doozy of a recording of this tune for you tomorrow.