Wild Card Weekends: Musical Inspiration for Advent

The Advent season is a time for reflection, anticipation, and...lots of good music!  I'm going to share what I've been listening to this year--both old favorites and new discoveries!  Also make sure to check out the Advent pinterest board for more inspiration.

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This is an old favorite of mine!  So many beautiful songs on this album.  

Advent, Vol. 1.
The Brilliance

The Brilliance is a new discovery for me, and I just can't get enough!  Breathtaking arrangements, full of longing and hope.  This is not your average contemporary Christian band.  Their sound reminds me of a mix of old Keith Green and chamber music!  The lyrics are powerfully simple.  Their Advent Vol. 2 album is also excellent.

Another new one for me!  From their website: "Page CXVI is a project started with the idea of making hymns accessible and known again.  They are some of the richest, most meaningful, and moving pieces of music ever written."  I agree.

Tennessee Christmas
Amy Grant (AGG)

Anyone who knows me knows that I can't talk about Christmas music without mentioning Amy Grant's "Tennessee Christmas."  When we get out our Christmas decorations every year, this is the first album I turn on.  There are some pretty silly 80's electronic moments, which I still love for sentimental reasons, but there are also just some really good songs.  "Heirlooms" is right up there on my list of favorite songs ever.

Christmas Songs
Single Lock Records

Beautiful modern renditions of classic Christmas hymns.

For even more great Advent music, check out the Advent Resource Page at Sacred Ordinary Days.  

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I'd love to hear your music choices for this time of year.  Leave a comment and share your favorites!