A most reverent and unusually sensitive version of this ancient Advent hymn. Note the beautiful flowing character of the melodic lines. No two notes are sung with exactly the same dynamic intensity.
The subtle rise and fall and varying emphasis on each word of the Latin text gives each phrase a distinct sense of purpose and direction.
The harmonies in the second and fourth verses give an aura of mystical connection with ancient stone monasteries and the majesty of soaring cathedrals –– of early choirs long deceased –– and a direct connection with the deepest roots of our blessed faith. This is prayer offered in the form of music, a different thing from concert performance.