Music for Advent

Sorry I’ve been such a slacker this year. Here’s a nice long piece to make up for a few days, at least. I love Hugo Distler‘s choral music. I wish he had lived long enough to write more, but I also love listening to his Christmas music with its long shadows, too–the light shines in darkness.

Die Weihnachtsgeschichte


  1. Oops–I didn’t notice the notes on the youtube video are in German. The text comes from John and Luke, interspersed with verses of “Lo, How a Rose.”

    Here are some good program notes:

  2. Love Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. One of a handful of songs in our German songbook that needs to be placed in our English one too.

  3. Tim, yes. And “Der Mond ist Aufgegangen” :)