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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (18) – Christmas Songs 2018

Nathan Clark George provides the final O Come, O Come Emmanuel for this 2018 series.
Nathan’s album A Midwinter’s Eve is a fine selection of Advent/Christmas tunes from a variety of backgrounds.

Tomorrow we celebrate Jesus’ first coming, everyday we anticipate his second coming and the fulfilment of salvation.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (17) – Christmas Songs 2018

Josh Garrel’s Christmas/Advent album The Light Comes Down featured this recording of O Come, O Come Emmanuel.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (16) – Christmas Songs 2018

I’d heard of Mannheim Steamroller, but didn’t know a thing about them.
Apparently they’ve recorded heaps and heaps of Christmas music.
Of course that includes O Come, O Come Emmanuel.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (15) – Christmas Songs 2018

Today’s O Come, O Come Emmanuel is by the late Whitney Houston.
It demonstrates a measure of her skill as a vocalist relying more on control than histrionics.

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (14) – Christmas Songs 2018

O Come, O Come Emmanuel rolls on for another day.
This recording is by a duo who record under the name Marian Grace.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (13) – Christmas Songs 2018

This version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Citizens (then known as Citizens and Saints) is an interesting artefact. It is recognisable for the band’s style, and an uptempo arrangement that presents the yearning of the song in a different way.


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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (12) – Christmas Songs 2018

This version of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is by vocal duo Shane and Shane.
It took me a second or two to adjust to just how high the vocals are at the start.