The Music Plays On — Veni, Veni Emmanuel

Veni, Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come Emmanuel), is yet another centuries-old carol that has a rich history, with its text and melody even originating in separate countries and time periods.

The history of the text stretches back to at least the 8th century, however the text did not evolve into what we now know until much later. It was not until 1710 where we first see a published version of the…