HE SEASON OF ADVENT is similar to Epiphany, in the sense that it’s impossible to incorporate all the awesome hymns before the season ends. The following hymn, taken from the Brébeuf hymnal, has been quite a success at our parish. In German, the tune is called “Als Christus mit seiner Lehr”—but another name for the tune is “Nos Respectu Gratiae.” The Brébeuf hymnal contains numerous settings Cónditor Alme Síderum because it’s very important:
You can hear individual voice tracks if you visit the Brébeuf website; scroll to #193.
Most people won’t click that link—which makes me sad, because the Tenor line is extremely cool. (At this moment, I can’t think of a nicer Tenor line.) By the way, I’ve been informed that the Brébeuf Choral Supplement—1,202 pages!—will become available for purchase over the next few weeks. How cool is that?