PLU Multimedia Recordings

Wondrous Child

A Christmas Celebration From Pacific Lutheran University

  • Choir of the West & University Men’s Chorus, Richard Nance, Conductor
  • University Chorale & University Singers, Stefen Zopfi, Visiting Conductor (2007), Brian Galante, Conductor, (2008)
  • University Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductor, Jonathan Pasternak, Visiting Conductor (2008)

This is our first double-disc Christmas CD. This album contains highlights from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Christmas concert seasons. Our musical theme calls to mind not only the mystery and paradox of Christ's incarnation and humble birth, but also describes the wonder of the Christ child himself, an innocent babe who would miraculously grow to save the world.

Wondrous Child CD

Compact Disc - 2009

PLU Multimedia Recordings -- Pacific Lutheran University

Program - Disc 1

Track Title Composer Length
1 Gloria in Excelsis
Florence W. Jolley / arr. Lara Hoggard 3:48
2 Splendid Jewel
Stephen Paulus 3:47
3 Ave Maria
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 7:14
4 Glory to The Christ Child
Alan Bullard 2:34
5
Jesu Immortalis (from So Blessedly It Sprung)
Libby Larsen 9:15
6 Farandoule (from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2)
Georges Bizet 3:33
7 Sleep, O Sleep My Little One
David Mooney 4:01
8 The Holly and The Ivy
Jonathan Willcocks 3:45
9 Calm, On The Listening Ear Of Night René Clausen 6:58

Suite Of Carols arr. Mack Wilberg
10 Whence Is This Goodly Fragrance

4:39
11 I Saw Three Ships

3:12
12
The First Noel (Katie O’Grady, soloist)

4:56

Total Run-Time: 57:49

Program - Disc 2

Track Title Composer Length
1 Gloria (from Missa Kenya)
Paul Basler 2:20
2
O Magnum Mysterium
David N. Childs 4:03
3 Carol of the Birds
arr. Alice Parker/ Robert Shaw 3:16
4 Angels From Heaven Came
Jonathan Quick 6:23
5
Estampie Natalis
Vaclav Nelhybel 5:37
6 There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
Robert H. Young (b. 1923) 5:20
7  Frohlocket, Ihr Völker Auf Erden (Op. 75, No. 1)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) 1:28
8 Little Tree
Steven Heitzeg (b. 1959) 7:06
9 Sing We Now Of Christmas
arr. Fred Prentice (1927-1990) 1:36
10
Still, Sill Night
arr. Jackson Berkey (b. 1942) 5:54

Welcome All Wonders
J.A.C. Redford (b. 1953)
11 Welcome All Wonders (Mvt. 1)

4:57
12
The Nativity of Christ  (Mvt. 3)

3:24
13 Good Is The Flesh (Mvt. 4)
6:02
14 Christmas Now (Mvt. 5)
5:05

Total Run-Time: 1:02:17