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Escape to…The Echoes of Christmas – December 2004

  1. O Come, O Come, – traditional, text: anonymous, ca 9th Century, arr. Hubert Bird
  2. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus – William Walker, text by Charles Wesley, Jefferson from Southern Harmony (1835), arr. William Averitt
  3. Masters in This Hall – traditional French, English translation by William Morris, arr. Michelle Hynson
    Three Christmas Motets, – Dan Locklair, text: Liber usualis
    I. Quem Vidistis Pastores?
    II. O Magnum Mysterium
    III. Hodie Christus Natus Est
  4. Silent Night – John Biggs, text: Joseph Mohr
  5. A Christmas Canticle (A Virgin shall Conceive) – Adolphus Hailstork, text: Isaiah 7: 14-15
  6. Cradle Song – Joel Phillips, text: William Blake
  7. Three Spanish Carols
    I. Riu, Riu Chiu: El Lobo Rabioso – anon. 1556 Spanish Villancico
    II. Spanish Shepherd’s Song – traditional
    III. Over all the Land - traditional Catalan
  8. Behold the Star – Thomas Washington Talley
  9. O Christmas Tree – ES LEBE NOCH, Melodien zum Mildheimischen, text: vs. 1 August Zamack, Weisenbuch zu den Volksliedem, Liederbuch, 1799, Fur Volkschulen, 1820; Vs. 2-3 Ernst Auschultz, Leipzig, 1824
  10. Oh! Christmas Tree??? – traditional German Carol Tune, arr. & lyrics: Carl J. Nygard, Jr.
  11. Deck the Hall – traditional Welsh Carol, arr. Gene Puerling
  12. A Babe is Born in Bethlehem – Robert H. Young, text: ca. 14th Century
  13. The Three Kings – Healey Willian, text: Laurence Housman
  14. A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells, text: anonymous 14th Century
  15. Here is the Little Door – Herbert Howells, text: Francis Chesterton
  16. Sing Lullaby – Herbert Howells, text: F.W. Harvey
  17. Silent Night – Franz Gruber, text: Joseph Mohr, arr. Philip Lawson
  18. What Sweeter Music – James Sclater, text: Robert Herrick
  19. Hanukkah Blessings – Ron Jeffers, text: traditional
  20. Mary Had a Baby – traditional African-American Spiritual, arr. William L. Dawson
  21. While all Things were in Quiet Silence – Ned Rorem, text: Antiphon of Matins, Christmas 1, Wisdom 18: 14-15
  22. Lord of the Dance – Adapted by Sydney Carter from a traditional Shaker Melody, arr. Sydney Carter

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