Christmas Special (December 17, 2017) - #4605 Music & the Spoken Word

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Conductor: Mack Wilberg
Organist: Clay Christiansen
Introductions and guest artist presentations: Lloyd Newell
Narrator: Hugh Bonneville
With special guests Sutton Foster, Hugh Bonneville, Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble and Bells on Temple Square

“Joy to the World”1,4
Music: Lowell Mason
Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
With Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble, Brad Omer director and Bells on Temple Square

“Christmas Time Is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas
Music: Vince Guaraldi
Lyrics: Lee Mendelson
Arrangement: Sam Cardon
Featuring Sutton Foster

“Unfold, Ye Portals” from The Redemption
Music: Charles Gounod
With Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble, Brad Omer director

“Prelude on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’” (Organ solo)
Music: Clay Christiansen

“Silent Night”2,4
Music: Franz Gruber
Lyrics: Joseph Mohr
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg

“Angels from the Realms of Glory”1,2,3,4
French carol
Lyrics: James Montgomery
Arrangement: Mack Wilberg
With Sutton Foster, Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble and Bells on Temple Square

  1. On the CD The Wonder of Christmas.
  2. On the CD Spirit of the Season.
  3. On the CDs Hallelujah!, Keep Christmas With You, Let the Season In, Home for the Holidays, and Rejoice and Be Merry!
  4. In the CD set Christmas Collection.



Luke 2: The Christmas Story – read by Hugh Bonneville

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 Judea, 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.