2020 Music Selections

Christmas at Luther 2020: For Everyone Born

Opening Reflection
Student panel

Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)

Jenifer K. Ward, President

Wake Up, My Spirit
Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)
Psalm 57:6–9
Collegiate Chorale, piano

We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace
African American spiritual
arr. Undine Smith Moore
Cathedral Choir

Tom Trenney, composer

For Everyone Born
Brian Mann (b. 1979)
Text by Shirley Erena Murray
arr. Tom Trenney, orch. Jeremy Bankson
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Agincourt Song (from Henry V Suite)
William Walton (1902–1983)
arr. Muir Mathieson
Symphony Orchestra

Student panel

Carol of the Huron, Jesus Ahatonhia
16th-century Canadian carol
arr. Winnagene Hatch
Luther Ringers

David Kundert ’64, regent emeritus

Show me the way
Brooke Joyce (b. 1973)
Music Department faculty and staff
Commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2020

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled
Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1962)
Text by Howard Thurman

Here’s a Pretty Little Baby
arr. André J. Thomas, ad. Mark Potvin ’01
Norskkor, instrumental ensemble

Student panel

The First Nowell
arr. Mack Wilberg
Performed during Christmas at Luther 2015
Featuring images of current Luther College faculty, staff, and students

Andrew Last ’97, artistic director

Oh, How Good It Is
Keith Getty (b. 1974) and Ross Holmes (b. 1984)
Text by Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend
arr. Joshua Spacht
Nordic Choir, instrumental ensemble

Closing Reflection
Student panel

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson (1908–1975)
arr. Greg Anderson
Xiao Hu and Du Huang, piano duet