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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Quanno Nascette Ninno (Carol of the Bagpipers)

One of the more interesting selections we'll be highlighting during Christmastide is Quanno nascette ninno (When the babe was born) a pastoral or shepherds' song in the Neapolitan dialect from southern Italy.  The melody is known in English as the Carol of the Bagpipers, and from its original use among the zampognari of southern Italy it has also become a favorite of Celtic bagpipers as well.

The lyrics were written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, who served as bishop of Naples, and the song served as the inspiration for the better-known Italian Christmas carol Tu scendi dalle stelle.

Merry Christmas!!!

We wish all our listeners a merry and blessed Christmastide!

We are now featuring a number of chants, hymns, carols, and traditional songs for Christmastide—as the secular world prepares to race on to another commercial holiday we are delighted to pause and bask in the Incarnation of Our Lord.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ad Situation Resolved

I am delighted to report that the ad agency has removed the offensive ad from the station, allowing us to live up to our name and enjoy beautiful Christmas music with all the joy and peace of the season. Thank you for sticking with us during this trying time. If you hear any other ads with objectionable content, please let me know ASAP.

In the meantime, I will post an update soon on the exciting new selections we'll be airing during Christmastide. Have a wonderful remainder of the season, and may God's blessings be with all of you.

Our hearts' joy reclineth in Presepio!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Personal Apology to Listeners

For many weeks now we have been happy to provide beautiful, uplifting sacred music, and the ads, while annoying, were morally unobjectionable and seemed a small price to pay for the programming.

Now it seems that Radionomy is running disgustingly perverse ads that are not even appropriate for commercial secular radio—let alone this channel that it supposed to lift one’s soul to  God.

I am looking into what can be done about this and will report back. Hopefully there is some way that I can prevent them from ever playing on the station again.

In the meantime—and it breaks my heart to say this—I would not let your children listen to the station.

Again, my profound apologies.

-Claudio

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Weekly Music Highlights for Advent II

This week, we continue in our Advent devotions and the Octave of the Immaculate Conception. We also feature sacred music in Spanish and Nahuatl in honor of our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12) and St. Juan Diego (Dec. 9), and Swedish hymns for St. Lucy (Dec. 13).

Mass and Office Propers and Texts
Missa Populus Sion
Missa Gaudens gaudebo

Seasonal Psalm
Psalm 84 (85), Benedixisti

Hymns and Carols
Creator Alme Siderum
Verbum Supernum Prodiens
O Come, Divine Messiah
On Jordan's Banks
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding
Immaculate Mary
Hail Holy Queen Enthroned Above
Dios te Salve, Maria
Nahuatl Hymns
Sankta Lucia
Come In, Lucy, Come In

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Weekly Music Highlights for Advent I

Happy Advent! We enter into a penitential spirit, awaiting the Messiah in anticipation of the joy of Christmas. We also celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas on Dec. 6th.

Mass and Office Propers and Texts
Missa Ad Te Levavi
Kontakion and Troparion to St. Andrew (Byzantine) 

Seasonal Psalm
Psalm 84 (85), Benedixisti

Hymns and Carols
Creator Alme Siderum
Verbum Supernum Prodiens
O Come, Divine Messiah
On Jordan's Banks
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding
Hymns in honor of St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Listen on Roku

Did you know that you can also listen to Holy Nativity Radio via the Radionomy Channel on your Roku?

You can also add the Radionomy Channel through your Roku as follows:

1) On your Roku homepage, go to "Streaming Channels" and/or "Channel Store".
2) Search for the Radionomy channel, or find the Radionomy Channel under the "Music" section.
3) Add the Radionomy channel
4) Back on the Roku homepage, open the Radionomy channel, and search for "Holy Nativity Radio"
5) Select the station, press play and enjoy the music!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Media Players Streaming Link

A direct link has been added to the sidebar for streaming on Media Players such as Windows Media Player, Itunes, etc.

http://listen.radionomy.com/holynativityradio.m3u

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Seasonal Music Highlights for November II

The second half of November continues the monthly dedication to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, but also begins to look toward the Apocalypse in the 24th and last Sunday of the liturgical year. Important feasts include St. Cecilia (Nov. 22), St. Clement (Nov. 23), St. Andrew (Nov. 30), and Thanksgiving in the United States.

Mass and Office Propers and Texts
Missa Pro Defunctis
Mozart's Requiem
Te Deum
Dies Irae
De Profundis

Hymns and Carols
Help Lord the Souls
In Our Day of Thanksgiving
Come Ye Thankful People, Come
Sing to the Lord of the Harvest
Hymn to St. Cecilia
St. Clement's Carol

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Seasonal Music Highlights for November I

The first half of November is dedicated to All the Saints and the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

Mass and Office Propers and Texts
Missa Pro Defunctis
Commons of the Saints
Missa Dicit Dominus for the 23rd and Resumed Sundays after Pentecost
Mozart's Requiem
Dies Irae
De Profundis

Hymns and Carols
By All Your Saints in Warfare
Help Lord the Souls
Souling Carol for All Hallows
Hymn to St. Martin (Instrumental)
Hymn of Mother Cabrini

A Special Selection for Black Catholic History Month

This month Holy Nativity Radio will be featuring Australian group Prima Luce's rendition of the Marian text Nigra Sum, "I am black". This famous passage from the Canticle of Canticles (Song of Songs) has long been associated with various Black Madonna icons and statues in Europe, and it also has been adopted in a special way by Catholics of the African diaspora.

The American bishops have designated November Black Catholic History Month in honor of the feast of St. Martin de Porres on November 3rd as well as the birthday of St. Augustine of Hippo on November 13th.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Holy Nativity Radio: Traditional Catholic Music for the Liturgical Year

Annoyed at hearing Christmas music before Advent has even started? Sick of sappy modern hymns? We're happy to announce there’s a solution!

Holy Nativity Radio follows the Traditional Catholic liturgical year—all year. Effortlessly enter into the spirit of the liturgy each week with Breviary hymns, English hymns, Introits, and Mass Propers, including music from the Sunday Mass as well as feasts such as St. Nicholas, the Immaculate Conception, and St. Lucy. You'll find daily devotions emphasized throughout the week such as the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, the Passion on Friday, and Our Lady on Saturday. And you'll be able to turn your home into a mini monastery, with proper Psalms for each canonical hour of the day from Matins to Compline, following the classic Psalter of St. Benedict. Plus enjoy year-round favorites as well such as the Ordinaries of the Mass, hymns, and sacred polyphony.

Holy Nativity Radio draws from the rich Roman and Anglo-Catholic traditions and also highlights unique sacred music native to the Americas as well as Byzantine and other traditions from Europe and around the world.

Holy Nativity Radio is a free service and broadcasts all over the world through the Internet 24/7. Let us be the soundtrack for your domestic church.