December 27, 2020

First Sunday of Christmas (Year B)

This week on Sing For Joy, as always, the featured music is inspired by the Sunday Bible readings heard in thousands of Christian churches; this time it is music celebrating the first Sunday of the Christmas season.  Join us!


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 61:10-62:3
  • (PS) Psalm 148
  • (2R) Galatians 4:4-7
  • (G) Luke 2:22-40

I Will Greatly RejoiceKnut Nystedt (1R)
St. Olaf Cantorei: Northfield, MN / John Ferguson
(CD) The St. Olaf Christmas Festival Radio Program 1996 / WCAL ARCHIVES / WCAL C-1996
© 1996 WCAL Archives, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Thanksgiving Anthem: "O Praise the Lord of Heaven"William Billings (PS)
Bella Voce: Chicago, IL / Paul Hillier
(CD) Home to Thanksgiving / HARMONIA MUNDI / HMX 2907264
© 1999 Harmonia Mundi, 1117 Chestnut Street, Burbank, CA, 91506-1624, USA

O Praise the Lord of HeavenJohn Rutter (PS)
The Cambridge Singers / The City of London Sinfonia / John Rutter
(CD) O Praise the Lord of Heaven / COLLEGIUM RECORDS / CSCD 522
© 2013 Collegium Records, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37064, USA

Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (My Heart Will Always Wander)Norwegian Carol (ALT)
Oda Carlsen: Oslo, Norway, soprano
(CD) Sing For Joy Archives / ST. OLAF COLLEGE / Not For Resale
© St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Let All Together Praise Our God (LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN, ALLZUGLEICH)Nicolaus Herman / Nicolaus Herman, lyricist / Johann Sebastian Bach, arranger (2R)
The Cathedral Singers: Chicago, IL / Richard Proulx
(CD) In Sweet Rejoicing: Ars Antiqua Choralis Volume III / GIA PUBLICATIONS / GIA CD-323
© 1994 GIA Publications, 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60638, USA

Nunc DimittisRobert Scholz (G)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra / Sigrid Johnson
(CD) The Wondrous Gift is Given / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3465/6
© 2012 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA