Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Advent Anticipations

Lost Music of Early America

The first ten selections of this lovely Moravain music are old German Christmas hymns.

My favorite is "Hail Infant Newborn."
You can hear almost the complete song

Hail Infant newborn,
whom the angels adore, who came to redeem us
and life to restore.
What Adam had lost
he has brought us again;
ye people be joyful for God loveth man,
Praise, honor and glory forever pertain
until this dear infant
who for us was slain.

For an interesting interview about Moravian music, listen here.

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