As far as I know, aside from me, there is one person who listens to these. I am thinking this may be the final bit of Sunday music I post. I’m not certain, but my energy has been waning recently. Perhaps that will change in the new year, but I just don’t know. If this IS the last, this seems a good thought to end with.

If it’s not … well … it’s not! (If you aren’t my sister and you listen to these perhaps drop me a line so I know more than the two of us are listening?!)

Elaine Hagenberg: The Meditations of My Heart
(No information on singers was given on the YouTube page.)

Elaine Hagenberg: All Praise to Thee
Martin Luther College Choir; Adrian Smith, Conductor

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.

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

Composer: Jonathan Quick
Musica Intima

Terre Roche: Star of Wonder
Chor Leoni

Heinrich Schütz: Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten
VOCES8

Der Engel sprach zu den Hirten:
Ich verkündige euch große Freude,
denn euch ist heute der Heiland geborn,
welcher ist Christus der Herr
in der Stadt David,
und er heißt Wunderbar,
Rat, Kraft, Held,
ewig Vater, Friedefürst.
Alleluia.

The angel spoke unto the shepherds:
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
for unto you is born this day a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord
in the city of David,
and He shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, Power, Hero,
Eternal Fater, Prince of Peace.
Alleluia.

Sussex Carol, arr. Matthew Culloton
The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor; Min Kim, Harp; Marilee Klemp, Oboe

Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Seraphic Fire; Patrica Dupré Quigley, Conductor

In Dulci Jubilo, arr. Matthew Culloton
The Singers