2021 Music Selections

Christmas at Luther 2021: Awake! And Greet the New Morn

Introit: Themes from “Morning Has Broken”and “Arise, Your Light Has Come”
Commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2021
Terre Johnson (b. 1959)

Symphony Orchestra

Arise, Your Light Has Come
Words and music by David Danner (1951–1993)
Orchestration by Joshua Shank ’03
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Luther Ringers, organ

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: No. 7. “Nocturne,” from Incidental Music
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Symphony Orchestra

Brightest and Best
Southern harmony, 1835
arr. Shawn Kirchner
Text by Reginald Heber

What Sweeter Music
Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)
Text by Robert Herrick

Lost in the Night
Finnish folk song
arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Nordic Choir

Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy”: Allegretto, ma non troppo (quasi andante con moto)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Text by Christoph Johann Anton Kuffner
Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Nordic Choir, Symphony Orchestra, piano soloist, vocal soloists

Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248: XII. Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
Text by Johann Rist
Collegiate Chorale

Marie-Claire Saindon (b. 1984)
Text by Annick Perrot-Bishop
Neil B. Bishop, English translation

Threads of Joy
Tim Brent (b. 1975) and Amanda Quist (b. 1976)
Text by Laura Foley
Cathedral Choir

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: IV. Zion hört die Wächter singen
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
Text by Phillip Nicolai
Tenors and Basses, Symphony Orchestra

L’Arlesienne, Suite No. 2: IV. Farandole
Georges Bizet (1838–1875)
Symphony Orchestra

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
arr. Cathy Mokelbust/James C. Smith
Luther Ringers

Glory Hallelujah to Duh Newbo’n King!
arr. Rosephanye Powell, ed. William Powell

Twelve New Pieces: VIII. Fiat Lux
Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)

St. Francis’ Prayer
Margaret Bonds (1913–1972)
Text attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
Collegiate Chorale

Abreme la Puerta
Dominican carol
arr. Christian Grases
Cathedral Choir, guitar, percussion

So Breaks the Sun
Shavon Lloyd (b. 1997)
Text by Ben Johnson
Nordic Choir

Wexford Carol
Traditional Irish, 12th century
arr. Elaine Hagenberg
Orchestration by Jeremy Bankson for
Christmas at Luther 2021
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Jubilate Deo: I. Jubilate Deo
Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
Text from Psalm 100, Latin Vulgate
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, organ