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Escape to…The Christmas Story – December 2011

  1. The Christmas Story Hugo Distler, English Translation: Maynard Klein, Opus 10
  2. Run, Shepherds, Run!, Jonathan Dove, text by William Drummond of Hawthornden
  3. Carols of the Nativity Arranged by Stephen Chatman
    1. As I Lay Upon a Night (Alma Redemptoris Mater) Stephen Chatman, Anonymous 15th Century
    2. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Recueil de noel en langue Provencal, 1856
    3. The Huron Carol (T’was in the Moon of Wintertime) Iesous Ahtonnia (Jesus, He is Born), Huron: Father Sain Jean de Brebeuf (1563-1649) 16th Century French Canadian, English translation: Jesse Edgar Middleton (1872-1960)
    4. A Christmas Lullaby Stephen Chatman, John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)
    5. The First Noel Traditional, Traditional – William Sandy’s version (c. 1833)
    6. Wassail Stephen Chatman, John Bale (c. 1548)
    7. Angels we have Heard on High Traditional, Traditional 18th Century
  4. Pulchra es tu Maria Andrew Smith, Text from Salve mater redemptoris, United States Premiere
  5. Nativity Matthew Orlovich, James McAuley Northern Hemisphere Premiere
  6. If Christ had been Born in Another Time, Matthew Orlovich, Pat Edwards Northern Hemisphere Premiere
  7. Glory to the Newborn King, based on Traditional Spirituals, arranged by Joseph Jennings
  8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine, arranged by Robert Convery