Suzi Digby is back, and most happily for us, has generously agreed once again to celebrate Advent with us by sharing her new recording, The Mystery of Christmas.
And as a special treat just for our Millennium fans, she's allowing us to email you a free Advent song every day from Dec 6th through Dec 24th.
DAY FIFTEEN: “Now may we singen as it is” is also from the Trinity Roll, and each verse ends with a little marvel of compact rhyme: “And this it is/Forsooth iwis ['in truth I know']/He asketh nought but that is His/(Refrain:) Now we singen as it is/Quod puer natus est nobis.” That little Latin reflection is from the Third Mass for Christmas Day, “For a Child is born unto us,” a plainchant that inspired many composers to set it as a motet. Thomas Tallis famously constructed his incomparable Christmas Mass from it.
Also remember that Suzi would like to offer you a copy of her new recording as a free gift if you:
- Join Millennium of Music as a Bronze or higher member with a new membership.
- Upgrade your current membership to Silver or Gold.
- Or give a gift membership for a friend or loved one.
So, apparently, Suzi Digby is Santa Claus! At least for us!