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Christmas Favorites, with Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies - Christmas Special

Music & the Spoken Word broadcast with Deborah Voigt, John Rhys-Davies, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Orchestra at Temple Square. December 15, 2013 Broadcast Number 4396a. 


"Christmas Is Coming"
English Carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

"The Holly and the Ivy"1
English Carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg 
Soloist: Deborah Voigt

"Ring Those Christmas Bells"
Composer: Gus Levene
Arrangement: Ryan Murphy

"The Twelve Days After Christmas" 
Composer: Frederick Silver
Arrangement: Don Pippin
Soloist: Deborah Voigt

"Christmas Wishes"
Medley: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, We Need a Little Christmas
Arrangement: Ryan Murphy

Luke 2 Reading
Reader: John Rhys-Davis

"Angels from the Realms of Glory"2
French Carol
Lyrics: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Soloist: Deborah Voigt

1. Another version with singer Natalie Cole can be found on the CD The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

2. This song can be found on the CD Home for the Holidays sung by Alfie Boe

Spoken Word

Luke 2

John Rhys-Davies reading

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.