• Students sing to candlelight in Christmas at Luther.

Music Selections

Music Selections for the 2015 Christmas at Luther: Savior of the Nations, Come Concert are listed below:

CAL 2015: Savior of the Nations, Come

Processional Chant:
Savior of the Nations, Come

arr. Jennaya Robison ‘96

Jesús Nasciera (Ríu Ríu Chíu)
arr. Brett Stewart
Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra

(sung in Spanish)


Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying
arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Nordic Choir

Carol of the Bells
Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych
arr. Line/McChesney
Luther Ringers

Savior of the Nations, Come
arr. Gregory Peterson ‘83
Audience is invited to stand and sing.

I Wonder As I Wander
arr. Jennaya Robison ‘96

Mbiri Kuna Mwari (Shona Gloria)
Lee Kesselman
Norsemen, percussion

(sung in Shona)

O My Dear Heart
Eleanor Daley

Lullaby (from Three Nocturnes)
Daniel Elder
Collegiate Chorale, piano

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
J.S. Bach
Organ Solo

Joy to the World
arr. Mack Wilberg
Audience is invited to stand and sing.

Polonaise (from Christmas Eve Suite)
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphony Orchestra


How Lovely are the Messengers (from Saint Paul)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra

6. This Little Babe (from A Ceremony of Carols)
Benjamin Britten
Cantorei, harp

Allelujah Sasa
Ben Allaway
Cathedral Choir, percussion

(sung in Swahili and English)

Huron Carol
arr. Andy Hillhouse
Norsemen, guitar, pennywhistle and violin

Noél Ayisyen (A Haitian Noël)
Emile Desamours
adapted by Jennaya Robison ‘96

Angels, from the Realm of Glory
arr. Mark Patterson
orch. Brooke Joyce
Audience is invited to stand and sing.

Before the Marvel of the Night
Carl Schalk
Cathedral Choir, organ, strings, and Luther Ringers

Where Riches is Everlastingly
Bob Chilcott
Collegiate Chorale, percussion

Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Ola Gjeilo
Nordic Choir, cello

The First Nowell
arr. Mack Wilberg


5. Antiphon (from Five Mystical Songs)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Combined Choirs, Symphony Orchestra