25. December 2018 · Comments Off on Before the Marvel of the Night · Categories: Choral, Christmas

Carl Schalk: Before the Marvel of the Night, arr. Culloton
The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor; Merilee Klemp, Oboe; Min Kim, Harp

1 Before the marvel of this night,
adoring, fold your wings and bow;
then tear the sky apart with light
and with your news the world endow.
Proclaim the birth of Christ and peace,
that fear and death and sorrow cease:
sing peace; sing peace; sing gift of peace;
sing peace; sing gift of peace!

2 Awake the sleeping world with song:
this is the day the Lord has made.
Assemble here, celestial throng,
in royal splendor come arrayed.
Give earth a glimpse of heavenly bliss,
a teasing taste of what they miss:
sing bliss; sing bliss; sing endless bliss;
sing bliss; sing endless bliss!

3 The love that we have always known,
our constant joy and endless light,
now to the loveless world be shown,
now break upon its deathly night.
Into one song compress the love
that rules our universe above:
1 Before the marvel of this night,
adoring, fold your wings and bow;
then tear the sky apart with light
and with your news the world endow.
Proclaim the birth of Christ and peace,
that fear and death and sorrow cease:
sing peace; sing peace; sing gift of peace;
sing peace; sing gift of peace!

2 Awake the sleeping world with song:
this is the day the Lord has made.
Assemble here, celestial throng,
in royal splendor come arrayed.
Give earth a glimpse of heavenly bliss,
a teasing taste of what they miss:
sing bliss; sing bliss; sing endless bliss;
sing bliss; sing endless bliss!

3 The love that we have always known,
our constant joy and endless light,
now to the loveless world be shown,
now break upon its deathly night.
Into one song compress the love
that rules our universe above:
sing love, sing love, sing God is love;
sing love, sing love, sing God is love.

25. December 2018 · Comments Off on Christmas Music · Categories: Choral, Christmas

Elaine Hagenberg: All Praise To Thee (text is based on Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ from a chorale written by Martin Luther)

More Info:
www.elainehagenberg.com
“All Praise to Thee” by Elaine Hagenberg
Text by Martin Luther
www.elainehagenberg.com
Conducted by Craig Courtney
Accompanied by Dan Forrest
Published with Beckenhorst Press

24. December 2018 · Comments Off on Angels From Heaven Came · Categories: Christmas

Composer: Jonathan Quick
Musica Intima

24. December 2018 · Comments Off on Star Of Wonder · Categories: Christmas

Terre Roche: Star of Wonder
Chor Leoni

21. December 2018 · Comments Off on Catalonian Carol · Categories: Choral, Christmas, Oboe

Just a bit of lovely for your afternoon.

The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor; Merrilee Klemp, Oboe

15. December 2018 · Comments Off on For Your Saturday Morning · Categories: Christmas, Listen

From the YouTube page:
Song: The Wexford Carol
Artist: Yo-Yo Ma; Alison Krauss; Natalie MacMaster
Album: Songs of Joy & Peace
Licensed to YouTube by: SME (on behalf of Sony Classical); CMRRA, and 5 Music Rights Societies

25. December 2017 · Comments Off on Mary, Did You Know? · Categories: Christmas, vocal

Voctave sings with the songwriter Mark Lowry on his song “Mary, Did you Know?”

Music: Buddy Greene; Lyrics: Mark Lowry

25. December 2017 · Comments Off on Christmas Morning · Categories: Christmas

Kim André Arnesen: Cradle Hymn
Nidaros Cathedral Girls’ Choir; Anita Brevik, Conductor

Oslo Fagottkor/Celine Hristov – Jeg er så glad hver julekveld

ENGLISH LYRICS TRANSLATION

1. I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,1
And angels sang on earth.

2. The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down from heaven above
To help a world in need.

3. He dwells again in heaven’s realm,
The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones
And hears them when they pray.

4. I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child
The palace of the King.2

5. When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.

6. She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,
It leads me up to Him.

7. And so I love each Christmas Eve
And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day
I know so well is true.

24. December 2017 · Comments Off on Christmas Eve · Categories: Christmas

Traditional Norwegian Christmas Carol available on our CD To Whom We Sing.
Arranged to Kammerkoret NOVA by Andrew Smith.
Text: Marie Wexelsen
Melody: Peder Knudsen
Title in English: I am so glad each Christmas eve
Conductor: Elisabeth Holte

1. I am so glad each Christmas Eve,
The night of Jesus’ birth!
Then like the sun the Star shone forth,1
And angels sang on earth.

2. The little Child in Bethlehem,
He was a King indeed!
For He came down from heaven above
To help a world in need.

3. He dwells again in heaven’s realm,
The Son of God today;
And still He loves His little ones
And hears them when they pray.

4. I am so glad on Christmas Eve!
His praises then I sing;
He opens then for every child
The palace of the King.2

5. When mother trims the Christmas tree
Which fills the room with light,
She tells me of the wondrous Star
That made the dark world bright.

6. She says the Star is shining still,
And never will grow dim;
And if it shines upon my way,
It leads me up to Him.

7. And so I love each Christmas Eve
And I love Jesus, too;
And that He loves me every day
I know so well is true.