Mystery, Wonder, Birth & Light
Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 3:00 p.m.
with portions of this program also presented at the
Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival on December 8th from 12:30-1:30pm
MUSIC AND RECORDINGS - presented in concert order (excluding pieces sung only by hired SSAA quartet)
Alle Psallite Cum Luya/Round and Round the Earth is Turning
13th Century Conductus/Traditional English Folk Tune, arr. Jennifer Rodgers/Clif Hardin
sing with luya (a joyful babble)
resounding loudly sing with luya
with heart devoted all to God sing with luya
Nowell Sing We
15th Century English Carol., arr. Jennifer Rodgers
Performance Recording (not exactly our arrangement in voicing and verses, but the overall idea)
O Come All Ye Faithful
17th Century Latin Hymn., attributing. John Wade, arr. Jennifer Rodgers
Traditional French Burgundian Carol, arr. David Conte
O Magnum Mysterium
O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord, Jesus Christ. Alleluia!
We Three Kings
J.H. Hopkins, additional music and arr. Darmon Meader
This choir sings it the best, but it's in Slavic!
This choir sings it the best in English, but it's a little too fast!
Three Kings From Persian Lands
Cornelius-Nicolai, arr. Wolff
Performance Recording (not our arrangement in voicing, but to get the idea of how the chorus and solo go together)
Livingston and Evans., arr. Rodgers
Leontovych, arr. Hughes
O Magnum Mysterium
The Promise of Light
Performance Recording (not the best, but all that is out there!)
See, Amid the Winter's Snow
Goss, arr. Dan Forrest
Performance Recording (more like our experience with piano)
Here's a lovely recording of the piece with orchestra (starting about :50)
Rehearsal Recordings (sorry the held notes are so annoying! I didn't make these!)
Alto 2 (you will also take the T1 note in mm. 81-84)
Tenor (unison except in mm. 81-84, where you will sing T2)
Bass 1 (same as Bass 2 except last 3 measures)
Bass 2 (same as Bass 1 except last 3 measures)
Pierpont, arr. Howorth