O Antiphons


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 "O" Antiphons

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December 17th: O Sapientia

O Wisdom, who came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and reaching from beginning to end, mightily and sweetly ordered all things:  Come, and teach us the way of prudence.

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony. [CML(Click for info)

 

December 18th: O Adonai

O Lord and Ruler of the house of Isrel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush, and on mount Sinai gave him the Law:  Come, and with outstretched arm redeem us!

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony. [CML]

 

 December 19: O Radix Jesse

O Root of Jesse, standing for an ensign of the people, before whom rulers shall keep silence, to whom all nations shall have recourse:  Come, save us, and do not delay!

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony.  [CML]

 

 December 20th:  O Clavis David

O Key of David, and Sceptre of the house of Israel:  who opens and no one closes, who closes and no one opens:  Come, and deliver from the chains of prison whoever sits in the darkness and the shadow of death.

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony[CML]

 

 December 21st:  O Oriens

O Rising Dawn (or Dayspring), Brightness of the light eternal and Sun of Righteousness:  Come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death.

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony[CML]

 

December 22nd: O Rex Gentium

O King of the Nations, and their Desire, the cornerstone that binds two into one:  Come, and save mankind, fashioned out of clay.

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony[CML]

 

December 23rd:  O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, our king and Law giver, the Desire of all nations and their Saviour:  Come, and save us, O Lord our God.

Click to listen to the Dominican students of Blackfriars, Oxford.

Arvo Pärt's version, sung in German, performed by Polyphony.  [CML]

All of Arvo Pärt's Seven Antiphons. [CML]