Music Selections

Music Selections for the 2014 Christmas at Luther: And on Earth, Peace will be posted soon.

Music Selections for the 2013 Christmas at Luther: Full of Grace and Truth Concert are listed below. View the 2013 Christmas at Luther concert program (PDF).

And the Word Became Flesh
Brian Pfoltner

Text by Brian Pfoltner, adapted from John 1:1-14

Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Organ

O Day Full of Grace
arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Text: Danish, 14th Century

Nordic Choir

Oba Ti De
arr. Jeffery L. Ames
Trad. Nigerian
(sung in Yorùbá and Igbo)
Collegiate Chorale, Symphony Orchestra percussion

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Trad. French carol, arr. John Rutter

Audience is invited to stand and sing.

Prélude from Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
Gabriel Fauré

Symphony Orchestra

Il est né, le divin Enfant!
Trad. French carol, arr. Nicholas Burt
(sung in French)

Gloria Dios from "Misa Criolla"
Ariel Ramírez
Text: A. Catena., A. Mayol, and J.G. Segade

Cathedral Choir, charango, guitar, percussion

Gabriel's Oboe (from the motion picture The Mission)
Ennio Morricone, arr. Jennaya Robison '96
Aurora, oboe, cello

The First Nowell
Trad. English carol, arr. David Willcocks

Audience is invited to stand and sing.

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Mack Wilberg

Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra

How Great our Joy
Trad. German carol, arr. Craig Courtney


And Every Stone Shall Cry
Bob Chilcott

Cathedral Choir

And Suddenly
Michael Engelhardt
Text adapted from Luke 2:13-14

Aurora, piano, jazz combo

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Trad. French carol, arr. James C. Smith

Luther Ringers

The Bells of Christmas
Carl C.N. Balle, arr. Gregory Peterson ‘83

Audience is invited to stand and sing.

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (Mmt. IV from A German Requiem)
Johannes Brahms

Combined Choirs, Symphony

arr. Michael Engelhardt

(sung in Latin)

Christmas in the Straw
Lloyd Pfautsch
Text: Chad Walsh from “Eden Two-Way”


Midnight Clear
Matthew D. Nielsen
Text: Edmund H. Sears

Collegiate Chorale

In the Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst, arr. Abbie Betinis
Nordic Choir

O Come All Ye Faithful
John Francis Wade, arr. David Willcocks

Audience is invited to stand and sing.

Troika from Lieutenant Kijé Symphonic Suite, Op. 60
Sergei Prokofiev

Symphony Orchestra

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (candlelighting)
Carolyn Jennings
Text adapted from Isaiah 40

Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Paean on ‘Divinum Mysterium’
John Cook

Organ Solo

And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth (Finale from Elijah, Op. 70)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47)

Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra