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Escape to…A Long Winter's Night – December 2003

  1. Caroling, Caroling – Alfred Burt, text by Wihla Huston, arr. by David Maddux
  2. In the Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst, text by Christina Rossetti, arr. by Alice Parker*
  3. Shepherds Rejoice – The Sacred Harp, 1860, text by L.P. Breedlove, arr. by Dan Locklair*
  4. Christ Was Born in Bethlehem – Floyd from The Sacred Harp, 1860, text and Tune by B.F. White, arr. Dan Locklair*
  5. Before the Paling of the Stars – Donald Bailey, text by Christina Rosetti
  6. Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre, text by Edward Esch Latin Translation by Charles Anthony Silvestri
  7. Star over Bethlehem – Alice Tegner, English Text by Norman Luboff, arr. by Peder Karlsson*
  8. Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes – Traditional French, arr. by Alice Parker*
  9. O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen, translation by Ron Jeffers*
  10. In the Stable – Jane Marshall
  11. There is no Rose of such Virtue – Steven Sametz, 15th Century Text
  12. Gaudete – Steven Sametz, text from Jistebnice, 1420 and Piae Cantiones, 1582*
  13. Hodie, Christus Natus Est – Healey Willan, from a Christmas Antiphon*
  14. The Blessed Child – Donald Bailey*
  15. For Him She Sings – Three Domestic Carols Daniel Pinkham, poems Copyright by Norma Farber
    I. Come Learn of Mary
    II. Easy Enough for Strangers
    III. Even So She Sings
  16. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly – Based on W Zlobie Lezy, Polish Carol, translation by Edith G. Reed, 1885-1933 alt., arr. by K. Lee Scott
  17. Jesus, Jesus, Rest your Head – Appalachian Carol, arr. by Leo Nestor
  18. Cradle Carol – Ralph Vaughn Williams, text by George Wither, 1588-1667, arr. by Michael Woniakowski*
  19. Noel Nouvelet – Traditional French Carol, arr. by Philip Lawson*
  20. My Dancing Day – Traditional English Carol, arr. by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw*
  21. Silver Bells – Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, from the film “The Lemon Drop Kid”, arr. by Mac Huff*
  22. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – Based on melodies by J. Baptiste Calkin and Joseph Mainzer, text by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, arr. by David Maddux
  23. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin/Blaine, arr. by Robert Convery*

* Also performed at the Museum of Science and Industry, January 2004