2013 - A Choral Union Christmas, Volume 1


  • Choral Union – Richard Nance, Conductor

2013 - A Choral Union Christmas, Volume 1

We are pleased to present the first in a series of Christmas albums produced by the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. This collection of repertoire is designed to take the listener on a journey through the Christmas story: the prophets foretelling of the coming Messiah, the annunciation of Mary, the Christ child’s birth in the manger at Bethlehem, the visits by shepherds and kings from other lands, and reflection upon the mystery of this royal birth. The music includes a number of favorite carols, but also new settings that are sure to bring warmth and meaning to your Christmas season. Choral Union is an ensemble that provides a valuable musical link for PLU alumni, faculty, staff and students—a true “town and gown” organization. We hope you enjoy this first, of what we hope to be many, Christmas offerings from this wonderful choir.


Compact Disc – 2013

PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University


1Arise, Shine John Rutter, b. 19455:04
2Wake, Awakearr. F. Melius Christiansen, 1871 - 19554:16
3Ave Dulcissima MariaJean Belmont, b. 19393:51
4MagnificatCharles Theodore Pachelbel, 1690-17505:22
5There Is No RoseJoel Martinson, b. 19603:31
6O Little Town Of Bethlehemarr. Dale Warland, b. 19324:31
7Angels We Have Heard On Higharr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-19992:23
8Here Mid The Ass And Oxen Mildarr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-19992:16
9Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite Francis Poulenc, 1899-19632:57
10The Three KingsPeter Cornelius, 1824-1874/arr. Ivor Atkins, 1869-19532:16
11Christ Was Born On Christmas Dayarr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-1999 2:26
12Hodie Christus Natus EstCraig Phillips, b. 19613:44
13Spanish CarolAndrew Carter, b. 19392:03
14O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen , b. 19435:46
15How Like An Angel Came I DownRupert Lang , b. 19488:35