Peace - A Christmas Celebration from Pacific Lutheran University

peaceChoir of the West – Richard Nance, Director

  • University Chorale – Brian Galante, Conductor
  • University Symphony Orchestra – Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductor

Our latest Christmas CD features music recorded during the 2009 and 2010 Christmas seasons including performances by the Choir of the West, University Chorale, and the combined choirs with the University Symphony Orchestra. There are familiar Christmas carols such as Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Angels We Have Heard on High, the Spanish carol Hacia Belén va un Borrico, and the Swedish favorite Wonderful Peace. Also featured are a beautiful Ave Maria and a setting of In The Bleak Midwinter by Brian Galante, conductor of the University Chorale. And the recording ends with the majestic Pacific Sanctus, an exciting new work by Robert Kyr.


Peace CD

Compact Disc – 2011


1A Christmas GarlandConrad Susa (b. 1935)13:03
2Ding Dong! Merrily On Higharr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)2:38
3Wonderful PeaceGustav Nordqvist (1886-1949)3:06
4Hodie Christus Natus EstJan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1651)3:15
5Ave MariaBrian Edward Galante (b. 1974)4:41
6Angels We Have Heard On Higharr. Gabriel Dumitrescu (b. 1958)4:00
7In The Bleak MidwinterBrian Edward Galante (b. 1974)4:51
8Resonet in Laudibusarr. Chester Alwes (b. 1947)1:47
9Khvalitye Imya Gospodnye (from All Night Vigil)Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)3:23
10GloriaRandol Alan Bass (b. 1953)6:30
11There Is A FlowerJohn Rutter (b. 1943)4:38
12Hacia Belén va un Borricoarr. Robert Shaw (1916-1999) and Alice Parker (b.1925)2:27
13Carol of the Bellsarr. Richard Hayman (b. 1920)2:59
14Long, Long AgoHerbert Howells (1892-1983)5:40
15Pacific SanctusRobert Kyr (b. 1952)9:47