O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Thepianoguys

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  1. jane z. mazzola

    This came up again to hear & appreciate. I’m just writing people’s prayer liturgies for Advent/Christmas, & was reminded of the “O Antiphons” this morning. Seems appropriate to incorporate them into one liturgy: “O Wisdom, O Lord, O Flower of Jesse’s Stem, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of the Nations, O Emmanuel, Come, Come!” ( Diane M. Houdek, The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis, p.98) This old tradition of calling forth some of the names given to the Messiah, in anticipation of His coming.

    It reminds me of how Jesus addressed Himself differently to each of the 7 churches in the Book of Revelation. Maybe this is an ok place to digress w/a question @ those references: the church @ Ephesus = ” ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands”. To the church @ Smyrna = ” ‘The words of the first & the last, who died & came to life.'” Then to the Church of Pergamum = ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.'” Thyatira = ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, & whose feet are like burnished bronze.'”etc., (ESV Bible, Crossways, 2001).
    Questions: did Jesus use each of those specific ways of addressing Himself to the individual community because it somehow related to His message to that group? And also, would it have been a way of thinking of Jesus the Messiah that particular community would have known? Or is it a literary device used by the writer? And/or a way of reminding the reader(s) of the many facets/names by which the Messiah would be known, harkening back to the time of the prophets?

  2. sonia suely

    i don’t get tired of listenning to this Duet. What more impressionateS me is: HOW THEY, BOTH, PLAY THE FIRST AND SECOND “VOICE” EACH ONE AT HIS OWN TIME….MAKING THE CHANCES (ONE PLAYS THE FIRST AND THE OTHER THE SECOND…THEN IT CHANCES, AND THE ONE PLAYING THE FIRST GIVES THE SPACE\CHANCE TO THE OTHER TO PLAY THE FIRST “VOICE” AND START HIMSELF TO PLAY THE SECOND…ALL SO SOFTLY AND HUMBLY…). GREAT…CAN YOU SEE AND FEEL IT? BUT WHO IS THE MOST IMPRESSIONATING OF BOTH ? DOENS’T MATTER: THE BOTH TOGETHER MAKE IT PERFECT, DON’T THEY?

  3. jane z. mazzola

    No matter when, there is always something of inspirational import here. I just listened several times to this clip of the Piano Guys, having heard them before in concert. But it is the selection & the setting which especially touch my heart. Blessings, Jane M

  4. Luz OSPINA

    thank you.. Is very good

  5. Wes azez

    waw what a mazing music it’s so dramatic

  6. Darryl

    A breathtaking musical moment.

    1. sonia suely

      I agree! A great surprise Dr.Eli brought to us!

      I may say thank you doctor Eli, very special taste; better than this, I think, only Bethoven or Bach in their style of music!

      1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

        Agree :-). Thanks.

  7. Curtis Morrison

    great duet!

  8. Gene Walker

    I can not see where to sign in to follow the blog

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      It is on every page, Gene :-). But no worries I went ahead and registered you to get the updates. Blessings and welcome.

      Dr. Eli

  9. sonia suely

    What a duet! Marvelous!

    1. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

      I agree!