December 24, 2017

Nativity of the Lord — Proper I (Year B)

Even when Christmas Eve falls on the last Sunday of the Advent season, it is still Christmas Eve, and Sing For Joy will bring you the lovely, tender music of that holy night. A musical half hour of grace and peace fitting for the day. Let it be a gift to your own spirit.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 9:2-7
  • (PS) Psalm 96
  • (2R) Titus 2:11-14
  • (G) Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
  • (N) Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve

Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens: Tota pulchra esMaurice Duruflé (N)
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

Hodie (A Christmas Cantata): Song: The OxenRalph Vaughan Williams / Thomas Hardy, lyricist (N)
London Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Roberts, baritone / Richard Hickox
(CD) Vaughan Williams: Hodie (A Christmas Cantata) / MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY / 514727F
© 1997 Musical Heritage Society, USA

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913Kenneth Jennings / Robert Bridges, lyricist (N)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Charles Gray, viola / Anton Armstrong
(CD) My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2396
© 2001 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

What 'Cha Gonna Call the Pretty Little BabyAfrican American Spiritual / Ronald L. Stevens, Sr., arranger (N)
The National Lutheran Choir: Minneapolis, MN / David Cherwien
© 2016 National Lutheran Choir Recordings, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 302, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, USA

Lullaby on Christmas EveF. Melius Christiansen / Albert J. Lange, lyricist / Oscar Overby, translator (N)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / Sigrid Johnson
(CD) Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3404/05
© 2011 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Once In Royal David's City (IRBY)Henry John Gauntlett / Cecil Francis Alexander, lyricist / Stephen Cleobury, arranger (N)
The Choir of King's College / Benjamin Bayl, accompanist / Stephen Cleobury
(CD) A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols / EMI (ANGEL, EMI CLASSICS, EMI RECORDS, LTD) / 7243 5 73693 2 9
© 1999 EMI (Angel, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ltd), 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA