Music Selections

Singers at Christmas at Luther.

Christmas at Luther 2016: Out of Darkness, Light!

Introit: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
French folk tune, 17th century
Members of Symphony Orchestra

Kyrie (from Requiem)
Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Sung in Greek
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, organ

Gloria (from Mass in B-minor, BWV 232)
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
Text: sung in Latin
Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Nordic Choir, Symphony Orchestra, organ

Et in terra pax (from Mass in B-minor)
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)
Text: sung in Latin
Nordic Choir, Symphony Orchestra, organ

Narration

Alleluia
Sven Lekberg (1899–1984)
Cathedral Choir

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Julian Wachner (1969–)
Audience is invited to stand

O Come, All Ye Faithful
arr. Dan Forrest (1978–)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Variations on a Burgundian Noël
André Fleury (1903–1995)
Organ solo

Arma Lucis (excerpt)
Jackson Berkey (1942–)
Text: sung in Latin
Collegiate Chorale

Still, Still Night
Arr. Jackson Berkey (1942–)
Aurora, harp, violin

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

Betelehemu
arr. Wendell Whalum (1931–1987)
Text: sung in Yoruba
Norsemen, percussion

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Arr. David Willcocks (1919–2015)
Audience is invited to stand and sing

III. The Pines of the Janiculum (from Pines of Rome)
Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
Symphony Orchestra

Narration

O Magnum Mysterium
Jakob Handl (1550–1591)
Aurora

The Yearning
Craig Courtney (1948–)
Text: Susan Bentall Boersma
Norsemen, piano

The Birthday of a King
William H. Neidlinger (1863–1924)
arr. Ken Berg (1955–)
Cantorei, flute, piano

Carol of the Magi
John Rutter (1945–)
Cathedral Choir, cello, organ

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Kathleen Thomerson (1934–)
arr. Gregory Peterson ’83
Audience is invited to stand and sing

Narration

All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Z. Randall Stroope (1953–)
Collegiate Chorale

¡Llega La Navidad! (Christmas is Coming)
Ramón Díaz (1901–1976)
arr. Juan Tony Guzmán ’90
Text: sung in Spanish
Cantorei, percussion

Bogorditse Devo (from All-NIght Vigil, Op. 37)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1872–1943)
ed. Richard Apperley
Text: sung in Church Slavonic
Nordic Choir

Still, Still, Still
Arr. Mack Wilberg (1955–)
Combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra

Finale (from King David)
Arthur Honegger (1892–1955)
Text: René Morax, trans. Edward Agate
Soprano solo, combined choirs, Symphony Orchestra, organ