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Escape to…Star in the East – December 2013

  1. A Christmas Carol (All Men Draw Near), Hungarian Traditional Tune, Clement F. Rogers, arranged by Zoltan Kodaly
  2. Magnificat, Arvo Part
  3. How Far is it to Bethlehem?, Geoffrey Shaw, Frances Chesterton
  4. Long, Long Ago, Herbert Howells, From “Such Liberty” by John Buxton
  5. The Holy Boy, John Ireland, Herbert S. Brown, edited by Philip Brunelle
  6. Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, Kenneth Leighton, The Pageant of the Shearman & Tailors, Coventry, 15th Century
  7. Mary’s Lullaby (with Silent Night), Fredrik Sixten/Franz Gruber, Bo Setterlind/Joseph Mohr, English Translation Fredrik Gildea
  8. Star over Bethlehem, Alice Tegner, English Text Norman Luboff, arranged by Peder Karlsson
  9. O Magnum Mysterium, Siguour Saevarrson, United States premiere
  10. Still, Still, Still (Eb), Traditional German Carol, arranged by James Fritschel
    Virga Jesse, Anton Bruckner
  11. Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe, Felix Mendelssohn, Book of Common Prayer
  12. A Christmas Round, John Tavener
  13. Today the Virgin, John Tavener, Mother Thelka
  14. Ave Maria, Franz Biebl
  15. I Sing of a Maiden that is Makeless, Arnold Bax, 15th Century
  16. The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn, Edmund Rubbra, English Lyrics by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  17. Blessed be that Maid Marie, Sean Doherty, Anonymous, 15th Century, Chicago area premiere
  18. Jesus, Jesus Rest your Head, Leo Nestor, Appalachian Carol
  19. In Time of Softest Snow, John Carter, Mary Kay Beall
  20. A Christmas Canticle (A Virgin Shall Conceive), Adolphus Hailstork, Isaiah 7:14-15
  21. He Shall be Born, Mary Rice Hopkins & Wendy Talbot Francisco, Arranged by Lorinda Wright
  22. Hallelujah!, Mark James Meier
  23. Wassail Song, Ralph Vaughan Williams