[Part 11 is here.]
[You can find the whole series here.]
Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
I’ve said something about the early hymns that Luke introduced in the nativity story and here for your enjoyment then, are some of the earliest Christmas Songs in various settings. That’s the end of our Christmas journey together. All of us at BCC wish you a Holy and a Merry Christmas, and, repeat the sounding joy.
Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis), setting by Charles Villiers Stanford:
Song of Mary (Magnificat), setting by Charles Villiers Stanford:
Song of the Angels (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
A Mormon version:
King’s Singers and the Tab
Song of Zacharias (Benedictus)
I just like this one. Zoe Brown is something.
Baroque setting, Carlo Gesualdo
And why not?
Finally, Lukan liberties: