Wondrous Child - A Christmas Celebration From Pacific Lutheran University

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  • 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.

 

Compact Disc – 2009

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University

Program - Disc 1

Track
Title
Composer
Length
1Gloria in ExcelsisFlorence W. Jolley / arr. Lara Hoggard3:48
2Splendid JewelStephen Paulus3:47
3Ave MariaFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy7:14
4Glory to The Christ ChildAlan Bullard2:34
5Jesu Immortalis (from So Blessedly It Sprung)Libby Larsen9:15
6Farandoule (from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2)Georges Bizet3:33
7Sleep, O Sleep My Little OneDavid Mooney4:01
8The Holly and The IvyJonathan Willcocks3:45
9Calm, On The Listening Ear Of NightRené Clausen6:58
Suite Of Carolsarr. Mack Wilberg
10Whence Is This Goodly Fragrance4:39
11I Saw Three Ships3:12
12The First Noel (Katie O’Grady, soloist)4:56

Program - Disc 2

Track
Title
Composer
Length
1Gloria (from Missa Kenya)Paul Basler2:20
2O Magnum MysteriumDavid N. Childs4:03
3Carol of the Birdsarr. Alice Parker/ Robert Shaw3:16
4Angels From Heaven CameJonathan Quick6:23
5Estampie NatalisVaclav Nelhybel5:37
6There Is No Rose Of Such VirtueRobert H. Young (b. 1923)5:20
7 Frohlocket, Ihr Völker Auf Erden (Op. 75, No. 1)Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)1:28
8Little TreeSteven Heitzeg (b. 1959)7:06
9Sing We Now Of Christmasarr. Fred Prentice (1927-1990)1:36
10Still, Sill Nightarr. Jackson Berkey (b. 1942)5:54
Welcome All WondersJ.A.C. Redford (b. 1953)
11Welcome All Wonders (Mvt. 1)4:57
12The Nativity of Christ  (Mvt. 3)3:24
13Good Is The Flesh (Mvt. 4)6:02
14Christmas Now (Mvt. 5)5:05