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Veni Emmanuel

fifteenth-century French Franciscan Processional, National Library, Paris
author of text
1710; Cologne

Veni Emmanuel is an Advent hymn dating back to the Middle Ages, its roots being in plainchant antiphons used in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is known to many in its English translation, ‘O come, Emmanuel’, heralding the arrival of the saviour. Philip Lawson’s arrangement pays homage to the chant-based melody, the sensitive writing for the accompanying parts gently supporting the familiar tune.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Adeste fideles
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Christmas with the King's Singers
SIGCD502Download only
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Track 3 on CDA66668 [3'25]
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