December 29, 2019

First Sunday of Christmas (Year A)

You might not hear all heaven and nature sing on the next Sing For Joy, but you will hear enough to stir your soul. The music this week will take seriously the story of King Herod's slaughter of innocent children, but it will also sing a reminder that in spite of the world's violence, grace will not be undone. Let the singing continue.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 63:7-9
  • (PS) Psalm 148
  • (2R) Hebrews 2:10-18
  • (G) Matthew 2:13-23

I Wonder as I WanderAppalacian Folk Carol / Appalacian Folk Carol, 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

Coventry CarolEnglish Traditional / 15th Century English, lyricist / Martin Shaw, arranger (G)
The Memphis Boychoir: Memphis, TN / John Ayer
(CD) Sing Lullaby / PRO ORGANO / CD 7099
© 1997 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA

Lully, LullaKenneth Leighton / 15th Century English, lyricist (G)
Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London: London, England / Stephen Tilton
(CD) Make We Joy / QUILISMA / QUIL 404
© 2001 Quilisma, 10 Harrison Street, Suite 311, Seattle, WA, 98109-4509, USA

The Magi's DreamJames Whitbourn / Robert Tear, lyricist (G)
Westminster Williamson Voices: Princeton, NJ / James Jordan
(CD) Whitbourn: Carolae - Music for Christmas / NAXOS / 8.573715
© 2016 Naxos, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37067, USA

Three Carols: Here is the Little DoorHerbert Howells / Frances Chesterton, lyricist (G)
Polyphony / Stephen Layton
(CD) O Magnum Misterium: Twentieth Century Carols / HYPERION / CDA66925
© 1996 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom

All You Works of the LordKenneth Jennings (PS)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra, ensemble / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Behold the Wonder of this Night / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2245
© 1998 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA