December 20, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year B)

Christmas music can be a lot like the Christmas story: very old yet very new at the same time. On the next Sing For Joy you’ll hear music about Mother Mary; some old, some new, all of it lovely. Join us.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
  • (PS) Luke 1:46b-55
    or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26
  • (2R) Romans 16:25-27
  • (G) Luke 1:26-38

Nowell! Nowell! This is the Salutacion15th Century / Gary Ruschman, arranger (G)
Cantus: Minneapolis, MN
(CD) Christmas With Cantus / CANTUS RECORDINGS / CTS-1211
© 2011 Cantus Recordings, 1221 Nicollet Avenue, Suite 231, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, USA

Gabriel's MessageBasque Carol / Alexander Craig, arranger / Sabine Baring-Gould, translator (G)
New York Polyphony: New York, NY
(CD) Sing Thee Nowell / BIS / BIS-2099
© 2014 BIS, Bis Records AB, Stationsvägen 20, Åkersberga, SE-184 50 , Sweden

A Maiden Most Gentle (LOURDES HYMN)French Traditional / Andrew Carter, lyricist / Andrew Carter, arranger (G)
Quire of London / Andrew Carter
(CD) Andrew Carter's Christmas Carols / YORK AMBISONIC / YORK CD 169
© 2002 York Ambisonic, P.O. Box 66, Lancaster, LA2 6HS, England

Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens: Tota pulchra esMaurice Duruflé (G)
Voices of Ascension: New York, NY / Dennis Keene
(CD) Ave Maria / DELOS / DE 3138
© 1993 Delos, Delos Productions, Inc., PO Box 343, Sonoma, CA , 95476, USA

A Virgin Most Pure; A Virgin UnspottedCarols Old and New; Wyeth's Repository of Music (G)
Boston Camerata: Boston, MA / Joel Cohen
(CD) An American Christmas / ERATO / 4509-92874-2
© 1993 Erato, Paris, France

Ave MariaFranz Biebl (G)
Dale Warland Singers: Minneapolis, MN / Dale Warland
(CD) Lux Aurumque / GOTHIC / G-4952
© 2007 Gothic, Gothic Records, Inc. P.O. Box 414, Orcas, WA, 98280, USA