Music Selections

Christmas at Luther 2018: Every Voice in Concert Ring

Introit: Every Voice in Concert Ring
Terre Johnson (b. 1959)
Commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2018
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Luther Ringers, organ

Narration
Amazing Peace: a Christmas poem
by Maya Angelou

I (from Chichester Psalms)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, dancers

Narration
John 1:1-5

Troika (from Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60)
Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Symphony Orchestra

Hvalite imia Ghospodne (from All Night Vigil, Op. 37)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Sung in Russian
Nordic Choir

Laudamus Te (from Gloria)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Angels from the Realms of Glory
arr. Mark Patterson (b. 1969)
orch. Brooke Joyce
Audience Hymn

Narration
The Bell and the Blackbird
by David Whyte

Ring Out!
Jennaya Robison '96 (b. 1974)
Aurora, handbells

Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)
Paul O'Neill (1956-2017) and Robert Kinkel
arr. Hart Morris
Luther Ringers, flute, cello, percussion

In This Place
Will Todd (b. 1970)
Collegiate Chorale

De Mornin' Come
West Indian Carol
arr. Wendell Whalum (1931-1987)
Norsemen

All Earth is Hopeful
Alberto Taulé (1932-2007)
arr. James E. Bobb
Audience Hymn

Marche (from Nutcracker Suite No. 1, Op. 71a)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Symphony Orchestra

Narration
Variation on a Theme by Rilke
by Denise Levertov

III. Gloria in excelsis Deo (from Christmas Cantata)
Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
Sung in Latin
Cathedral Choir, brass ensemble, organ

Noël Nouvelet
Traditional French Carol
arr. Sofia Söderberg (b. 1972)
Sung in French
Norsemen

Go! Tell It!
American Traditional
arr. Ken Berg (b. 1955)
Collegiate Chorale, soloist

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Kathleen Thomerson (b. 1931)
arr. Tom Trenney (b. 1977)
Aurora, piano

Joy to the World
Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)
Text by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Audience Hymn

Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol
Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Organ

O Jul Med Din Glede
Norwegian Carol
arr. Carolyn Jennings
Sung in Norwegian
Cathedral Choir, flutes

One Sweet Little Baby
Wes Kinneson and Glenn McClure
arr. Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970)
Nordic Choir, piano

Narration
Lift Every Voice and Sing
by James Weldon Johnson

Of the Father's Love Begotten
Terre Johnson (b. 1959)
Text by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (st. 1, 2, 4) and Terre Johnson (st. 3)
Trans. by H.W. Baker and John Mason Neale
Commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2018
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, organ

XVI. Epilogue (from Hodie: A Cantata for Christmas)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra