Advent Calendar 2016

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Advent Calendar 2016

Hi! Welcome to this year's Advent Calendar!

Once again, the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound invites to a musical Advent Calendar with samples from the rich collections located in Stavanger. This year again, it is our Argentinian-Danish librarian who has made up the selection!

Whilst you're waiting for the rest of Advent you can listen to Christmas music from our calendars in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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December is the month with long nights and short, cold and dark days (only on the Northern hemisphere of course). This belongs to the Christmas Season. But what really lies behind the concept of the Christmas Season? I had come here, way up North in Santa territory before I began to understand the meaning: after darkness comes the light, the days get longer again.

It is, in reality, not only light that can enlighten us. Light can have as many meanings as the dark and without darkness, light loses both definition and some of its value. Darkness has its own value! The dark and long winter nights make us a little more introspective, they give us more time for ourselves, and therefore more time to consider things in life, or philosophize a little, like the other day, when I caught myself philosophizing a little about clementines. The long nights inspire our imagination, trigger memories and stories of the past, help remember an unforgettable and secret love story, or perhaps provide an opportunity to dream with open eyes.

The musical choice we offer this year is only about dreams, desires and reflections. Close your eyes, relax and let yourself be carried away by a musical dream in this magical Christmas month.

I hope that You will appreciate the music selections. Merry Christmas !!!!!

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