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Lolay, lolay. Als I lay on Yoleis night

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December 26, 2013

Bondone-Nativity One of the most beautiful medieval Christmas songs that I know of is 'Lolay, lolay. Als I lay on Yoleis night'.

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Christmas Greetings 2013 — Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548 – 1611): ‘O Regem caeli – Natus est nobis’

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December 25, 2013

Christmas greetings 2013: Missa in gallicantu — A Sarum Mass for Christmas

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December 25, 2013

christmas 2013

I wish you all a happy and holy Christmas.

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The Madeleine Choir School: ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ 2012 – YouTube

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December 24, 2013

Madeleine choir school pupils

'A Ceremony of Carols' (1942) -performed by The Madeleine Choir School of Salt Lake City. (5th through 8th Grades) Conducted by MCS Ms. Melanie Malinka with Janet Peterson on Harp. Performed in The Cathedral of the Madeleine 'live' in December of 2012.

-After 3 very successful years in America, Britten boarded a Swedish Cargo vessel, the Axel Johnson, on March 16, 1942 to Britain from the US. It was a month long journey. U-boat activity was at its height. During the voyage the vessel berthed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Britten came across a book of medieval poems. Some of these he set during the voyage as 'The Ceremony of Carols.' It was originally written for a boys choir and harp only. Here the internationally performing Madeleine Choir School (the only co-ed choir school in North America) performs Britten's masterpiece.

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Advent Carol: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel — Boys Air Choir

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December 24, 2013

The Advent hymn "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is a reworking in English of the seven O Antiphons. It's one of the best-loved English language advent carols. Although few who sing it sing more than the famous 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' verse. This recording is perhaps my favourite it's by the Boys Air Choir. The third verse incidentally is sung by Elizabeth Burrowes who as I'm sure you'll agree sings quite as beautifully as her brothers. Enjoy :-).

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