December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)

The celebration of Christmas might involve gifts and special foods and decorations, but for many people, it relies even more on music. On the next Sing For Joy you will hear the song of Mother Mary. You’ll be glad you joined us.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Micah 5:2-5a
  • (PS) Luke 1:46b-55
    or Psalm 80:1-7
  • (2R) Hebrews 10:5-10
  • (G) Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Magnificat in D Major: Magnificat anima mea, BWV 243Johann Sebastian Bach (PS, G)
The Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists, ensemble / John Eliot Gardiner
(CD) J.S. Bach - Magnificat, Jauchzet Gott / PHILIPS / 411 458-2
© 1985 Philips, PolyGram Records, Inc., New York, NY, USA

A Mother's CarolScott Ethier / Clay Zambo, lyricist (PS, G)
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers: Minneapolis, MN / Philip Brunelle
(CD) Behold this Heavenly Night / CLARION / CLCD-939
© 2010 Clarion, Loft Recordings, LLC, P.O. Box 414, Orcas, WA, 98280, USA

Unexpected and Mysterious (ST. HELENA)Calvin Hampton / Jeannette M. Lindholm, lyricist (PS, G)
Plymouth Choir, First-Plymouth Congregational Church: Lincoln, NE / Tom Trenney
© 2014 First Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE , 68502, USA

Canticle of the Turning (STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN)Rory Cooney / Rory Cooney, lyricist / John Ferguson, arranger (PS, G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / John Ferguson, organ / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Great Hymns of Faith: Volume III / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3386
© 2011 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

A New MagnificatCarolyn Jennings (PS, G)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra / Therees Tkach Hibbard
(CD) A New Song of Grace and Truth / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3658/3659
© 2019 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA