I've spent the whole of this second Sunday of Advent tucked up in bed nursing a sore throat and cough which I'm praying don't decide to turn into anything really bad, since I've got a performance of Handel's Messiah this coming Saturday for which I need to be able to sing solos!
But just because I'm sick(ish) doesn't mean I don't have music for you. Quite the contrary - being stuck in bed gives a person plenty of time to delve into the depths of YouTube's Advent music collection ;-) This appears to be the Year of Alternative Versions (of your favourite traditional Advent songs.) This week, I'm enthralled with Feist's version of "Lo, how a rose e're blooming" - not your traditional choral setting, for sure, but really lovely. And I'm certainly not saying there's anything wrong with the traditional settings! In fact usually they're my favourites. But I love exploring the new stuff, too.
(And because the youtube video-finder is being strangely stubborn and won't let me find the exact video I want, you'll just have to have a link instead. I promise I know how to use technology... I just don't always know how to bend it to my will!)