A Christmas Celebration from Pacific Lutheran University


  • Choir of the West – Richard Nance, Conductor
  • University Chorale – Brian Galante, Conductor
  • University Symphony Orchestra – Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductor

The music on this album represents works from the 2011 and 2012 Christmas concert seasons, and features a new large work for choir and orchestra by Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, Associate Professor of Music. “Unto Us,” composed in 2012, is a prime example of the excellent creative work PLU faculty members undertake. The opportunity for our students to work with a highly skilled composer to premiere a new piece is a truly valuable experience. We hope you enjoy the recorded performance of “Unto Us,” as well as all the other wonderful music on this disc. May it fill your heart with the warmth and joy of the season of Christmas.


Compact Disc – 2013

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University


1-5Unto UsDavid Deacon-Joyner, b. 1956
I. Unto Us 2:59
II. The Root of Jesse 2:41
III. Lost In The Night 3:38
IV. The Messenger 8:31
V. Glory To God 4:39
6He Is Born (Schultz)arr. Donna Gartman Schultz, b. 19482:36
7O beatum et sacrosanctum diemPeter Philips, 1561 - 1628 2:22
8Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow arr. Gordon Thornett, b. 19424:21
9I Saw Three Ships arr. Edwin Fissinger, 1920 - 19901:40
10I Wonder As I Wander arr. Steve Pilkington b. 19584:10
11Cantate Domino Claudio Monteverdi. 1567 - 16431:57
12Sing We Now Of Christmasarr. Susan Conant, b. 19582:35
13Once In Royal David’s City/Come All Ye Shepherds arr. Dan Goeller, b. 19733:56
14Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabellaarr. Sephen Paulus, b. 19491:31
15O Be JoyfulJeffrey Van, b. 19414:24
16Niño de RosasSteven Sametz, b. 19546:15
17Carol of the AngelsEric William Barnum, b. 19794:20
18The Many Moods Of Christmasarr. Robert Shaw, 1916-1999/Robert Bennett, 1894-198111:59