PLU Multimedia Recordings

In Praise of the Nativity

  • Choir of the West, University Chorale,  Singers, &  Men's Chorus, Trinity Handbell Ensemble - Richard Sparks, Richard Nance, James Holloway, Conductors

This, our first Christmas CD, was recorded over the 1995 and 1996 Christmas seasons.  Enjoy the beauty and pageantry of these concerts in this digital recording captured in the wonderful acoustics of Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center at Pacific Lutheran University.  This music has been carefully selected from these performances to bring you the best from these wonderful and inspiring Christmas concerts.

In Praise of the Nativity CD

Compact Disc - 1997

PLU Multimedia Recordings -- Pacific Lutheran University


Track Title Composer Length
1 Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming arr. Hugo Distler 2:51
2 E’en so Lord Jesus
Paul Manz 2:27
Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying arr. F. Melius Christiansen 4:13
4 There is No Rose Joel Martinson 3:16
5 Welcome, Yule! C. Hubert Parry 1:08
6 Magnificat Richard Nance 4:51
7 Here ‘mid the Ass and Oxen Mild arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw 2:13
8 Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day arr. David Willcocks 1:54
Gloria from Mass in g minor Ralph Vaughan Williams 4:06
Beautiful Star Libby Larsen 3:18
Sing Noel, Allan Robert Petker 1:40
12 I Believe this is Jesus! Undine Smith Moore 1:24
13 Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) Sergei Rachmaninoff 3:03
Gloria (from Three Motets) Kirk Mechum 3:28
Sans Day Carol arr. John Rutter 2:43
O Magnum Mysterium Francis Poulenc 3:10
17 All Men Draw Near Peter Williams 2:56
18 Slava (Glory) Sergei Rachmaninoff 2:17
19 What Cheer?
William Walton 1:20
20 Creator of the Stars of Night arr. Jeffrey Honoré 2:47
21 Sir Christemas William Mathias 1:17