Monday Music Moment – O Come, O Come Emmanuel

by Paul on December 17, 2012

Faithful PFOer Tim pointed me to a Piano Guys version of this beloved and gorgeous hymn.  Enjoy.

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Lynda December 17, 2012 at 4:14 am

A hauntingly beautiful rendition of one of my favourite songs. Thank you, Tim and Paul.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Lynda,

Yes, it is a particularly fine interpretation, isn’t it?

Paul

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Simon December 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

Nice. Have a great week everyone.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Simon,

We’ll try but Newtown, CT weighs heavily upon us.

Paul

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Lynda December 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Yes, Newtown weighs heavily on all of us all around the world. It is a senseless tragedy which calls upon us to change much of what we do as a society. Please God we will heed that call.

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Simon December 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

I am just trying to think “why”? All in God’s good time will we understand, no doubt, not before. In the meantime, prayers for all those affected.

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Carol December 18, 2012 at 1:06 am

Prayers and peace for all.

The world which seems so massive to me at times feels very small at the moment.
A couple that had resided with their family in Winnipeg moved back to Newtown. Their precious daughter lost her life.

The piano guys did this so beautifully.

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

Tim!!! What a find – that is great. Peace to all this week.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Fran,

And to you. And to you.

Paul

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Tim December 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

What talent, ditto to all the above…

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Tim,

Thank you again for finding it.

Paul

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Denise December 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Tim, thank you for sharing this haunting rendition.

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Denise J December 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Denise,

My great pleasure.

Paul

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Karen December 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Beautiful! There is also a link to the Christmas version which is even more beautiful.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Karen,

It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Paul

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Tom December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It is now officially Advent for me. Thank you, Paul.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Tom,

Pleasing you pleases me inordinately.

Paul

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annette December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

THAT was stunning. I think I am in love.

Thanks so much Tim!

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Annette,

In love with the Emmanuel who is coming? Cool!

Paul

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annette December 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ha! Always, yes! But I meant with this version of the song..it is one of my favorites! Never heard this one though. But the low notes really made me feel like the yearning for him to come was real and urgent. I think in years like this one, it is!

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Jim December 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This was the first song I learned to play on the violin. Performances like that are the reason why.

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Paul December 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Jim,

Good for you. Do you still play?

Paul

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Jim December 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I steal what time I can. With a full-time job, a new house, and a two-year-old, my days are often too full for any kind of hobby. I get in enough practice time to maintain my skill, anyway.

I started playing the violin three years ago, when one of my wife’s relatives gave me an old violin to fix up. I wish I had started in fourth grade, when I really wanted to learn but was afraid of looking like a sissy. I hope I can at least give my son more self-confidence than I had, especially since he has much better violinist’s fingers than I do. Meanwhile, I’ll learn to play as well as I can in the time that’s given to me.

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Margaret R December 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

I arrived in Santiago de Compostela in June and spent four days there enjoying some (atypical!) fine sunny weather. My second day I was loafing in the main square in front of the cathedral, seeing who I might see that I had met walking, when I noticed that a grand piano was being unloaded. Sure enough, a few hours later, there was a free concert with two pianists. It was an unexpected joy- one of many street-music treats in the time I had in Santiago.

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