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The Wonder of Christmas, with Santino Fontana - Christmas Special

Music & the Spoken Word broadcast with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. December 14, 2014 Broadcast Number 4448A. 


“Sing a Christmas Carol,” from Scrooge
Composer: Leslie Bricusse
Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse
Arrangement: Michael Davis

"Candy Man"
Composers: Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly
Arrangement: Sam Cardon
Soloist: Santino Fontana

“Some Children See Him”
Composer: Alfred Burt
Lyrics: Wilha Hutson
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Soloist: Santino Fontana

“Marche Miniature,” from Suite for Orchestra in D Minor,op. 43
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” (Organ Solo)
French carol
Arrangement: Keith Chapman

"The Wonder of Winter" Christmas Medley
Medley includes "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Sleigh Ride", "Blue Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells"
Arrangement: Sam Cardon
Soloist: Santino Fontana

“Luke 2: The Christmas Story"

“Angels from the Realms of Glory" 2
French carol
Lyrics: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Soloist: Santino Fontana

  1. On the CD Sing, Choirs of Angels!
  2. On the CDs Home for the HolidaysOnce Upon A Christmas and Glad Christmas Tidings.

Spoken Word

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; 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.