December 13, 2008

Advent Fanfare

a little something for "Stir Up" Sunday. Based on the Advent Responsory:

I look from afar, and behold I see the power of God coming, like a cloud covering the whole earth.

Go ye out to meet him and say, Tell us! Art thou he who is to come to reign over thy people Israel?

High and low, rich and poor, one with another: Go ye out to meet him and say, Hear O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: Tell us! Art thou he that should come?

Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come to reign over thy people Israel!

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

I look from afar, and behold I see the power of God coming, like a cloud covering the whole earth.

Go ye out to meet him and say, Tell us! Art thou he who is to come to reign over thy people Israel?

—Tobias Haller BSG

MP3 File

3 comments:

Christopher said...

Now I'm confused. Is this not Gaudete Sunday? Stir-up Sunday is traditionally in Sarum usage (and its inheritors) the Sunday before Advent. But you're the second person I've read calling today Stir-up Sunday.

Tobias Haller said...

You are correct concerning Gaudete. The problem is that the Collect for Advent 4 has been moved to Advent 3. As we don't have official "Introits" in our liturgical proper, the Collect sets the "theme" such as it is....

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Thank you for sharing this music clip. I enjoyed it very much.