Sibelius: Giv mig ej glans

There are a number of translations of this carol and you can read them here.

Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
The Washington Master Chorale; Thomas Colohan, Conductor

Philip Lawson: Away In A Manger
The Gesualdo Six at Ely Cathedral

Mary’s Hiding, arr. Beaudrot
Atlanta Master Chorale; Dr. Eric Nelson, Conductor

Before these possessions you love
slip away, say what Mary said
when she was surprised by Gabriel.

I’ll hide inside God.

Naked in her room
she saw a form of beauty
that could give her new life.

Like the sun coming up,
or a rose as it opens,
she leaped, as her habit was,
out of herself into the presence.

There was fire in the channel of her breath.
Light and majesty came.

I am smoke from that fire
and proof of its existence,
more than any external form.

Thomas Tallis: O Nata Lux
The Gesualdo Six; Matilda Lloyd, trumpet

This is the Truth Sent from Above, arr. Vaughan Williams, final verse harmonisation by Owain Park
Gesualdo Six

O Come Divine Messiah
Elizabeth & Christopher Woods

Byrd: Rorate caeli
Cappella Nicolai

Palestrina: Rorate coeli
(Sadly the choir isn’t listed on the video)

Drop down, ye heavens from above
and let the skies pour down righteousness.

Paul Manz: E’en So, Lord Jesus Quickly Come
Vox Nova Chorale; Vicki Peters, Artistic Director