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December 11, 2012

Francesca Battistelli on Free Music Friday

Advent continues with a free download of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” by this award-winning CCM artist.

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Award-winning recording artist Francesca Battistelli loves the Christmas season. From candlelight Christmas Eve services to placing the baby Jesus in his nativity scene late on Christmas Eve, she holds tight to memories that remind her of the reason for the season.

“Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I am beyond excited about this album,” Battistelli says.

Her excitement for the holidays starts annually with her watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (“My husband thinks I’m crazy!”). Her energy is captured on the tracks recorded on her holiday album, Christmas.

Upbeat original songs “Marshmallow World” and “Christmas Is” are two tracks that stand out. The album also includes captivating arrangements of traditional songs including “Joy to the World” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” Her voice and music are reminiscent of Amy Grant, an artist she admires and enjoys covering during the holidays.

“My favorite Christmas song of all time is ‘Breath of Heaven’ by Amy Grant—I sing it as often as I can,” Battistelli says. “As a singer, when you sing your own songs, it’s great, but when you sing a song you just love that someone else has done, it’s transcending time.”

Purchase the entire album at this link, and listen to “O Come O Come Emmanuel” in the music video below:

*This week's Free Music Friday download period has ended. Check back next week for a track from Lincoln Brewster!

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What a beautiful rendition of this song. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Christmas to you all

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