Advent, Christmas

Shaun Turnbull - Natus: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany (2017)

Shaun Turnbull - Natus: Music for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:04 | 169 MB
Label: Priory Records | Release Year: 2017

This programme is a tour of some of the music heard in our cathedrals in the glorious period of Advent to Epiphany. The Choirs of Blackburn Cathedral make their first recording with Priory for over 20 years under the direction of their director, Sam Hudson. Martin Bussey, Glenn Rudolph, Sally Beamish, Mack Willberg and former organist at Blackburn, John Bertalot complete a programme of lesser known and first recordings.
Schola Hungarica / Polyphonic Vespers for Christmas and Easter

Schola Hungarica / Polyphonic Vespers for Christmas and Easter
FLAC (185 MB) | scans (15 MB) | OGG·160 Kbps (45 MB)
Hungaroton HCD 12533-2 (1984) | medieval

Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at March 22, 2017
Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper
English | Nov. 15, 2013 | ISBN: 0983916470 | 74 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Advent is for adoring Jesus. It is a season of preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s arrival — the coming of our eternal God in frail, human flesh. This is the greatest wonder of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening the joy of Christmas.

Puer Natus Est - Stile Antico (2010)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 25, 2015
Puer Natus Est - Stile Antico (2010)

Puer Natus Est - Stile Antico (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 341 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 178 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 807517

Stile Antico’s newest programme centres on Tallis’s magnificent 7-part ‘Christmas’ Mass, based on the festive plainchant Puer natus est, in a new edition prepared by Sally Dunkley. The mass is interspersed with seasonal Tudor music, including Byrd’s exquisite Propers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, responsories by Taverner and Sheppard, Robert White’s exuberant setting of the Magnificat, and Tallis’s own sublime Videte miraculum.
Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)

Stile Antico - A Wondrous Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music for Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:12:55
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807575

Stile Antico's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi, A Wondrous Mystery, is a sublime collection of Renaissance choral music for Christmas, presented in a pleasant mix of familiar German carols and a mass, with tracks interspersed for the sake of variety. This makes sense in consideration of the group's broad audience, which may know such popular hymns as Michael Praetorius' Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem and Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, or Johannes Eccard's Übers Gebirg Maria geht and Vom Himmel hoch, yet be somewhat at a loss with the motet and Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacobus Clemens non Papa, a composer beloved by early music specialists but not exactly a household name for lay listeners. However, the a cappella performances are consistently beautiful and soothing throughout, and the quietly joyous mood of the music fits the album's title perfectly. The 12-voice choir's blend is well-balanced and transparent, and the ambience of All Hallow's Church, Gospel Oak, London gives an ideal resonance for the group's small size and close miking.
Cappella Gabetta - Christmas Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Cappella Gabetta - Christmas Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:15 minutes | 685 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Baroque ensemble Cappella Gabetta was founded by the cellist Sol Gabetta and her brother, the violinist and conductor Andrés Gabetta, and within only a short time has evolved into one of the finest ensembles currently before the public. Its members are friends and are drawn from such prestigious ensembles as Il Giardino Armonico, the Basel Chamber Orchestra and other existing groups.
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree: Stockings, Ornaments, Garlands, and More

Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree: Stockings, Ornaments, Garlands, and More by Edie Eckman
English | September 9, 2014 | ISBN: 1612123295 | EPUB | 184 pages | 24.4 MB

Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake: More than 25 deliciously fun recipes  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at July 9, 2017
Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake: More than 25 deliciously fun recipes

Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake: More than 25 deliciously fun recipes by Ryland Peters & Small
English | August 11, 2016 | ISBN: 1849756430 | EPUB | 64 pages | 11.9 MB

Stitch the Halls!: 12 Decorations to Make for Christmas  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at July 3, 2017
Stitch the Halls!: 12 Decorations to Make for Christmas

Sophie Simpson, "Stitch the Halls!: 12 Decorations to Make for Christmas"
ISBN: 1909397849 | 2015 | EPUB | 80 pages | 19 MB
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Nicolas Haigh - Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent (2013)

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Nicolas Haigh - Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:31 min | 295 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2013

The familiar hymn Veni Emmanuel is emblematic of the Advent season: a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ's coming. Framing this programme, the hymn paraphrases the great "O" Antiphons (plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas), complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism.