Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Season of Advent

Luke 1:46-55 records the wonderful Song of Mary, also known as the Magnificat. The song was the devotion at our Evening Prayer Service tonight. There are many setting for it, but Johann Sebastian Bach has in OTR's opinion left us with the music of Heaven here on Earth. Here is the first part of his Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243:

Magnificat anima mea Dominum

My soul glorifies the Lord

The remaining eleven parts of this performance by Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra are on YouTube.

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