Here are a few of the songs that I’ve put on my Advent playlist:
Future of Forestry’s version of Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel. There’s something about the music that creates a sense of expectation. I find myself looking on the horizon for Jesus coming on a cloud.
Benedictines of St. Mary’s “Gabriel’s Message”. I confess that when I first listened to samples of their CD, Advent at Ephesus, I felt that it was a bit too soprano for me. But when I heard this song, I fell in love with it, and I like having at least one song on my playlist that was performed by these deeply spiritual women. I’ll most likely add more next year. The video below doesn’t include the song, but gives a lovely taste of their way of life.
I juxtaposed that song with Sting’s version of the same. The video is a bit out there, but I can overlook that and just enjoy a modernized version of a beautiful song.
Charlotte Church’s “Ave Maria” from Dream a Dream. The only thing that I don’t like about this song is that it isn’t long enough. I’d like it to go on for twenty minutes or so. 🙂
There are others, but since it’s the last day and a half of Advent I figure most people aren’t going to spend too much time or money downloading their playlist for next year!
Due to my technological idiocy, it took me a long time to create this playlist. I finally got it together yesterday. I hope that this post will save you the struggles I endured!