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Escape to…A Night in December – December 2005

  1. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (The Christmas Story) – Hugo Distler; English Translation by Maynard Klein
  2. Personent Hodie – German Tune, 1360, Piae Cantiones, 1582, arr. by Chester Alwes
  3. Carols of the Nativity – Stephen Chatman
    1. As I Lay Upon a Night – Stephen Chatman, (Alma redemptoris Mater), Text Anonymous 15th Century
    2. Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella – Qu’ils sont doux bouteille jolie, (Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella), Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    3. Recueil de noel en langue Provencal, 1856, Translation: Edward Cuthbert Nunn (1868-1914)
    4. The Huron Carol – Iesous Ahatonnia, (‘Twas in the Moon of Winter Time), 16th Century French Canadian, Huron: Father Saint Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649), English Translation: Jesse Edgar Middleton (1872-1960)
  4. A Christmas Lullaby – Stephen Chatman, – John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
  5. Mary, Where is your Baby? – Donald Bailey
  6. The Alfred Burt Carols – Set III – Alfred Burt, Bates G. Burt & Wihla Hutson
    1. Nigh Bethlehem
    2. Carol of the Mother
    3. What are the Signs?
    4. Christ in the Stranger’s Guise – Old English Rune of Hospitality
    5. Come, Dear Children
  7. Coventry Carol – Traditional English, arr. by Bonnie Johansen-Werner
  8. He is Born – Traditional French Carol, arr. by Bonnie Johansen-Werner
  9. A Lark Sang – Hubert Bird
  10. Dublin Bells – David Mooney
  11. Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughn Williams