4:00 pm Music and Readings in Preparation for Christmas                                            The C      


Prelude:                                                                                                                                Carols:                                                                                                                                   Postlude:  



Martin Schongauer, Nativity, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, c. 1480

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn (NRSV, Luke 2:7).

December 24/25, 2007:  The Nativity of Our Lord

4:00 pm A Festival of Lessons and Carols                                                           The Cathedral Singers      


Prelude:                                                                                                                                Carols: 



Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem (text), Bartolemeus Gesius (1560-1613) / Michael Praetorius                                Psallite unigenito,PraetoriusLux Aurumque, Whitacre The holly and the ivy,Arr. LloydA spotless rose, HowellsBogoroditsye Dyevo, PärtThere is no rose, JoubertDans cette étable, ClucasSo said the angel, SkellernHill-side Carol, BullHodie Christus natus est, Marenzio                                                                                                               Postlude:  



11:00 pm Procession, Blessing of the Crib & Choral Eucharist

The Cathedral Singers                                                                                         


Prelude: In dulci jubilo, BWV 751 (listen), 608 (listen), 729 (listen), J.S. Bach 1685-1750 La Vierge et l'enfant (listen) from La Nativité du Seigneur (listen), Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)                               
Mass SettingMissa de Beata Virgine, Gregor Aichinger (1565-1628)   

Introit:  All My Heart This Night Rejoices (listen), Johann Ebeling (1637-76)

Motet:   Beata Viscera, Gregor Aichinger                                                                             Lux Aurumque (text) (listen), Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)                                                            Hodie Christus Natus Est, Luca Marenzio (1553-99)

Postlude: Vom Himmel Hoch (From Heaven High I Come) (listen), Garth Edmundston (1900-71)