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Escape to…The Mystery of Christmas – December 2008

  1. Veni, Redemptor Gentium, Einsiedlen c. 1120/Erfurt 1524, St. Ambrose (340-397), arr. Andrew Smith, translation by William Morton Reynolds (1851)
  2. A Hymn to the Virgin, Benjamin Britten,  Anonymous c. 1330
  3. Magnificat,  Arvo Part
  4. Ave Maris Stella, Edvard Grieg, Vesper Hymn, 9th Century, edited by John Rutter
  5. Born A Sacrifice,  Bonnie Keen and Lowell Alexander, arr. David Maddux  
  6. O Magnum Mysterium,  William Hawley, Responsory: Matins for the Nativity of our Lord
  7. For Him She Sings, Daniel Pinkham, Norma Farber, Poems ©copyright by Norma Farber.
    1. Come Learn of Mary
    2. Easy Enough for Strangers
    3. Even So She Sings
  8. Star Song, Robert Convery
  9. The Three Kings,  Peter Cornelius, translation by H.N. Bate, arr. by Ivor Atkins
  10. Nunc Dimittis, Andrew Smith, Luke 2:29-32
  11. E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come, Paul O. Manz, Revelation 22, adapted by Paul O. Manz
  12. Christmas Spiritual Medley,  arr. by Joseph Jennings
  13. What Child is This? Traditional 16th Century English, William C. Dix, arr. by Melodie Tunney
  14. There is no Rose of Such Virtue,  Robert Young, Anonymous
  15. Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine,  Traditional Austrian/German, 16th Century Mystery Plays, English translation by Percy Dearman (1867-1936), arr. Norman Luboff
  16. How Great our Joy!,  German Carol, arr. by David Maddux
  17. Silent Night,  Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr, arr. by Mark David Johnson
  18. Still, Still, Still,   Traditional German Carol, translation by James Fritschel,  arr. by James Fristchel 
  19. Mary, Did you Know?,  Mark Lowry & Buddy Greene, arr. by Mac Huff
  20. In Time of Softest Snow,  John Carter, Mary Kay Beall
  21. The Christmas Song,  Mel Torme and Robert Wells, Arr. by Gene Puerling 
  22. Do you Hear What I Hear?,  Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne, arr. by Mac Huff
  23. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,  Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, arr. by Robert Convery