Saturday, December 08, 2007

Top Ten Advent Songs

I just received the following press release and thought I would share it on this blog:

Contemporary Artist Gretchen Harris Tops List of Top Ten Advent Songs


Milford, CT - Top Catholic Songs formally announced today the Top Ten Advent Songs from Catholic Artists, with contemporary artist Gretchen Harris earning top honors with her original song, "Promised Messiah". Kitty Cleveland's medley on "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" was voted #2, and in 3rd was Maureen and Bill Hayes' traditional rendering of "Comfort, Comfort". Lynn Geyer secured both the number 4 and 5 places, followed by up and coming new artist Joel Stein at #6, then Nancy Krebs. Trish Foti Genco also landed two spots and the list is rounded out by Deacon Chuck Stevens.

The Top Ten Advent Songs list is designed to "promote Advent songs, especially in light of the rampant commercialization of Christmas and the non-stop airplay of secular Christmas music on the radio, and the near disregard with anything in the Advent season..." stated Nick Alexander, Top Catholic Songs founding member and spokesperson.

According to a poll of the Top Catholic Songs online community, these 10 songs represent the best recorded songs by Catholic musicians fitting for the theme of Advent:

  1. Promised Messiah by Gretchen Harris
  2. O Come O Come Emmanuel by Kitty Cleveland, (a medley with Coventry Carol)
  3. Comfort Comfort by Maureen and Bill Hayes
  4. Holy Is His Name by Lynn Geyer
  5. A Child Shall Lead by Lynn Geyer
  6. Something's Gonna Come by Joel Stein
  7. Waiting for the Christ Child by Nancy Krebs
  8. Magnificat by Trish Foti Genco
  9. In the Stillness by Trish Foti Genco
  10. Day of the Lord by Deacon Chuck Stevens.

To hear and download the Top Ten Advent Songs by Catholic Artists, and other Top Ten lists , go to
http://www.TopCatholicSongs. com

TopCatholicSongs. com is an online community where Catholics can find music from Catholic artists organized in the popular "Top Ten" style. The lists are dynamically connected to iTunes--through which any
seeker of Catholic music can listen to and download songs, burn CD's, and discover new artists.

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