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.


Compact Disc – 1997

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University


1Lo, How a Rose e’er Bloomingarr. Hugo Distler2:51
2E’en so Lord JesusPaul Manz2:27
3Wake, Awake, for Night is Flyingarr. F. Melius Christiansen4:13
4There is No RoseJoel Martinson3:16
5Welcome, Yule!C. Hubert Parry1:08
6MagnificatRichard Nance4:51
7Here ‘mid the Ass and Oxen Mildarr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw2:13
8Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Dayarr. David Willcocks1:54
9Gloria from Mass in g minorRalph Vaughan Williams4:06
10Beautiful StarLibby Larsen3:18
11Sing Noel, AllanRobert Petker1:40
12I Believe this is Jesus!Undine Smith Moore1:24
13Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)Sergei Rachmaninoff3:03
14Gloria (from Three Motets)Kirk Mechum3:28
15Sans Day Carolarr. John Rutter2:43
16O Magnum MysteriumFrancis Poulenc3:10
17All Men Draw NearPeter Williams2:56
18Slava (Glory)Sergei Rachmaninoff2:17
19What Cheer?William Walton1:20
20Creator of the Stars of Nightarr. Jeffrey Honoré2:47
21Sir ChristemasWilliam Mathias1:17