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Alleluia

Randall Thompson

Run time - 5:53
“Alleluia” is the entire text of this popular choral work. In Randall Thompson’s exquisite setting, that single word sings praises to our Lord in many beautiful ways.

All On A Christmas Morning

Alfred Burt

Run time - 2:16

Intended as a Christmas card for friends, the lovely “Alfred Burt Carols” were published at the urging of friends who had received them. This musical gem illustrates the simple beauty of these lovely carols.
Chanticleer

Martin Shaw

Run time - 1:37

From the Oxford Book of Carols comes this re-telling of the rooster’s reaction to the brightness of the Holy star’s light on that first Christmas night. Thinking it is already dawn, he crows all night trying to awaken everyone to view the light. “....mortals, mortals wake and rise!”
En natus est Emanuel

Michael Praetorius

Run time - 1:19

Praetorius captures the excitement of people who first learn that “Emmanuel is born! Our Salvation has come to us. He lies in a manger.”
E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come

Paul Manz

Run time - 2:59
Organist-composer Paul Manz has woven expressive choral lines of prayer, praise and hope for this text of past gratitude and future promise.

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

R. Vaughan Williams

Baritone Soloist - Matt White
Run time - 11:24

Best wishes for both Christmas and New Year’s receive masterpiece treatment for baritone soloist and choir.
Good King Wenceslaus

arr. by Shaw/Parker

Baritone Soloist - Frank McCauley
Soprano Soloist - Sara Milligan
Run time - 2:33
The Christmas miracle story is presented as a musical dialog between the king and his page. “He who now will bless the poor shall himself find blessing.”

Glory, glory, glory to the newborn King

Moses Hogan

Tenor Solo - Tim Raridon
Run time - 4:39
Here is an imaginative and moving arrangement of the exciting Christmas spiritual “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
This one really swings!

Here mid the ass and oxen mild

arr. by Shaw/Parker

Soprano Soloist - Shannon Pemberton
Run time - 2:29
The Singers create a quiet choral background for Mary’s soothing lullaby. The music paints a wondrous picture of the serenity and peace of the manger scene. The women are featured in four parts in the mid-section of this beautiful work.

The Holly and the Ivy

arr. by Shaw/Parker

Run time - 2:44
This wonderful arrangement by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker remains the most popular choral version of this traditional Christmas song.  The Singers 8-man men’s section sound more like thirty men as they mimic the “...merry organ...” while the second tenors sing the melody on the men’s verse.

In The Bleak Mid Winter

Gustav Holst

Run time - 3:18
Everyone who has sung this setting calls it a favorite. It is indeed a deeply moving description of the winter scene, the manger, the love, and a most effective utterance of poverty and humility.

Laudate Dominum

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soprano Soloist - Lisa Eisenbraun
Run time - 3:18Mozart created one of his most lovely melodies in this soprano solo and choir setting: “Praise the Lord, all people…”

Still, Still, Still

Norman Luboff

Run time - 3:19
On a night so quiet you can hear the snow falling, this lovely Austrian lullaby sings the Christ child to sleep. Accompanist Sarah Phillips gentle touch on the piano makes the big concert grand sound like a child’s tiny music box as The Singers present this classic Christmas lullaby.

This Even Fall Tis Snowing

Run time - 2:35

Ubi Caritas

Maurice Durufle’

Run time - 3:34

Veni Jesu

Luigi Cherubini

Run time - 2:32
This is a moving, devotional and personal statement of hope: “Come, Jesus, love of mine.” This arrangement by Wallingford Riegger is a good example of excellent music that is easily singable by most choirs.