"9/11 | Coming Together" 20th Anniversary Special


Christmas Special (December 11, 2016) - #4552 Music & the Spoken Word

Music & the Spoken Word broadcast with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. December 11, 2016 Broadcast Number 4552.


“I Saw Three Ships”1
English carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Carol of the Drum” 
by Katherine K. Davis
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Campana Sobre Campana” 
Spanish carol
Arrangement: Ryan Murphy
With special guest Rolando Villazón

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (organ solo)
English carol
Arrangement: Andrew Unsworth

“O Come, Little Children” 
Music: Johann A. P. Schultz 
Lyrics: Christian von Schmidt
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Angels from the Realms of Glory”2 
French carol
Lyrics: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
With special guest Rolando Villazón

1. On the albums Sing, Choirs of Angels! and Ring Christmas Bells
2. On the albums Hallelujah!, Keep Christmas with YouLet the Season In, Home for the Holidays, and Once upon a Christmas.

Spoken Word

Luke 2: The Christmas Story
Read by Rolando Villazón

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar 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 Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 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.