'Behold'

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Ecce virgo concipiet

Hark! On this eighteenth day of Advent, download this dark and textural electroacoustic jam from Meet the Composer producer (and also real life composer) Alexander Overington. The track samples the solo alto line from Part I, scene 3 of Handel's 1741 oratorio Messiah (ie. Isaiah 7:14), in which Isaiah promises King Ahaz of Judah: "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

Visit Q2 Music's 2014 Advent Calendar every day in December through Christmas Eve to download a free holiday-themed musical nugget from the Q2 community.