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Escape to…The Light of the Star – December 2009

  1. Lo, There is Light, Matthew Orlovich, Reginald Heber and AB (Banjo) Paterson
  2. O Nata Lux, Guy Forbes, Traditional
  3. Lux Aurumque, Eric Whitacre, Edward Esch, Latin Translation by Charles Anthony Silvestri
  4. There is no Rose, Melinda Bargeen, Anonymous (1420)
  5. To Him We Sing, Robert H. Young, Traditional English
  6. Christ’s Nativity (1931), Benjamin Britten
    1. Christ’s Nativity, Words: Henry Vaughan
    2. Sweet was the Song, Words: taken from William Ballet’s Lute Book
    3. Preparations, Words: Christ Church M.S.
    4. New Prince, New Pomp, Words: from Scripture and poem of Robert Southwell
    5. Carol of King Cnut, Words: C.W. Stubbs
  7. Before the Paling of the Stars, Leo Nestor, Christina Rossetti
  8. Star Song, Robert Convery, Adapted from the works of Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
  9. Behold the Star, William L. Dawson
  10. Quem pastores laudavere, James Bassi, Anonymous, 14th century, hoenfurth manuscript
  11. Shepherds, Rejoice!, Knoxville Harmony, Isaac Watts, arr. by Paul Carey
  12. Run Shepherds, Run , Richard Wayne Dirksen, William Drummond of HawthoRnden
  13. Twelfth Night, Samuel Barber, Laurie Lee
  14. Star Unto Glory, Don Michael Dicie, S.R. Lee
  15. Marcho di rei (La Marche des Rois), Anonymous, Marche de J.F. Domergue (1742), Turenne, 17th century, arr. G. Bizet & Anne Heider
  16. The Three Kings, Healey Willan, Laurence Housman
  17. We Three Kings, John Henry Hopkins, arr. by Dave Brubeck
  18. The Three Kings, Jonathan Dove, Dorothy L. Sayers
  19. I Wonder as I Wander , John Jacob Niles, arr. by Steve Pilkington
  20. If Ye Would Hear the Angels Sing, Old Dutch Carol, English Text by Dora Greenwell (1821-1882), arr. by Martha Shaffer
  21. On this Starry Night, Matthew Harris
  22. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, R. Fisher Boyce, Adger M. Price