Music Selections

Christmas at Luther 2019: Whom Angels Greet With Anthems Sweet

Introit: Fear not (from In Terra Pax, Op. 39)
Gerald Finzi (1901–1956)
Text from Luke 2:10–12
Symphony Orchestra, soprano soloist

Gloria
Randol Alan Bass (b. 1953)
Sung in Latin
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Narration
Psalm 104:1–4, 31-33

Hodie Christus Natus Est
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)
Sung in Latin
Cathedral Choir

Hodie
Joan Szymko (b. 1957)
Sung in Latin
Aurora

Angels from the Realms of Glory
Henry T. Smart (1813–1879)
arr. Dan Forrest
Norskkor

Narration
Touched by an Angel
by Maya Angelou

The First Nowell
English traditional
arr. David Willcocks
Audience Hymn

Sanctus (from Messa da Requiem)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Sung in Latin
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Symphony Orchestra

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
arr. Joel Raney
Luther Ringers

Gloria
Greg Knauf (b. 1972)
Sung in Latin
Nordic Choir

Angele Dei
Susan LaBarr (b. 1981)
Sung in Latin
Collegiate Chorale

Narration
Romans 12:9–18, 21; Hebrews 13:1–2

Angels We Have Heard on High
French carol
arr. Julian Wachner
Audience Hymn

Lift Up Your Heads (from Messiah)
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Introduction (from The Fair at Sorochinsk)
Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881)
Symphony Orchestra

All Is Well
Michael W. Smith (b. 1957)
arr. Ronn Huff, ad. Timothy Peter
Norskkor, child soloist

Narration
"Questions about Angels" (excerpts)
by Billy Collins

This Endris Night
Sarah Quartel (b. 1984)
Collegiate Chorale

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Craig Courtney (b. 1948)
Aurora

Vom Himmel Hoch
Garth Edmundson (1892–1971)
Organ

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
R.S. Willis (1819–1900)
arr. John Rutter
Audience Hymn

In Dulci Jubilo
arr. Matthew Culloton
Cathedral Choir

Christmas Angel
Corlynn Hanney (b. 1945)
Nordic Choir

Narration
“To fight aloud is very brave”
by Emily Dickinson

See Amid the Winter’s Snow
arr. Dan Forrest
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Narration
Closing words from Abraham Lincoln’s
first inaugural address, 1861

We Sing with Choirs of Angels
Tom Trenney (b. 1977)
Orchestration by Jeremy Bankson
Commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2019
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Luther Ringers