25. December 2019 · Comments Off on Star in the East · Categories: Christmas · Tags: , , ,

L.A. Choral Lab; Michael Alfera, Conductor & Artistic Director

24. December 2019 · Comments Off on Christmas Eve · Categories: Christmas · Tags:

Jonathan Rathbone: The Oxen
VOCES8

24. December 2019 · Comments Off on Jul, Jul · Categories: Christmas · Tags: ,

Ensemble miXtur

Christmas, Christmas glorious Christmas
Shine over white forests
The crowns of heaven with sparkling lights
Glistening bows in each of gods houses
A hymn sung time and time again
Eternal longing for light and peace
Christmas, Christmas, glorious Christmas
Shine over white forests

Come, come holy Christmas
Wrap your white wings
Around the blood and turmoil of war
Around all the people’s sighs
Around all the families who travel to peace
Around the youth’s daily lives
Come, come, holy Christmas
Bring your white wings down
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23. December 2019 · Comments Off on Advent, Day Twenty-three · Categories: Advent, Christmas · Tags: , , , ,

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

22. December 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Christmas · Tags: , , ,

Weyse: Julen har bragt velsignet bud
DR KoncertKoret; Phillip Faber, Director

This is just running the text through Google translate so I’m sure it’s not quite accurate!

Christmas has brought blessed commandments.
Now old and young are rejoicing:
What the angels sang in the world,
now all little kids have to sing.
The branch from the tree of life stands beautiful
with lights like birds on twigs.
The child who delights in piety and beauty,
never lose that joy.

Joy is the guest of the earth today
with the king of heaven the little one.
You poor sparrow! Fly down from the roof
with the pigeon for Christmas party!
Dance, little kid, on mother’s lap!
A nice day is round:
Today, our dear Savior was born
and the Paradise Road found.

The Savior Himself was a child like us,
today he lay in his cradle.
The garden in which the angels of God fly,
Jesus will open for us.
The King of Heaven lives among us,
He brings us the Christmas joy,
he embraces every child’s soul on earth
and promise us angel wings.

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