December 15, 2019 - #4709 Music & the Spoken Word

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Conductor: Mack Wilberg
Organist: Andrew Unsworth
Narrator: Lloyd Newell
With Kelli O’Hara, Richard Thomas and Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble

“In Dulci Jubilo”
Music: German carol
Lyrics: Translation by R.L. Pearsall
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Featuring Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble

“O Come, All Ye Faithful”
Music and Lyrics: John F. Wade; translated by Frederic Oakeley
Arrangement: Leroy Robertson

“The Birthday of a King”
Music and Lyrics: William Harold Neidlinger
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Featuring Kelli O’Hara

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Organ solo
Music: English carol
Arrangement: Andrew Unsworth

“Hallelujah” from Cantata BWV 143
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach

“Baby of Bethlehem”
Music and Lyrics: American folk carol
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Featuring Kelli O’Hara

The Christmas Story: Luke 2
Narration: Richard Thomas

“Angels from the Realms of Glory” 1
French carol
Lyrics: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
Featuring Kelli O’Hara and Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble

1 On the CDs O Come, Little Children, Hallelujah!, and Keep Christmas With You.

The Spoken Word

The Christams Story: Luke 2
Read by Richard Thomas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went our 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 Judea, 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. 1

1. Luke 2: 3-14.