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Format:  Compact Disc


  • Choir of the West – Richard Nance, Conductor
  • University Chorale – Brian Galante, Conductor
  • University Symphony Orchestra – Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductor

The music on this album represents works from the 2011 and 2012 Christmas concert seasons, and features a new large work for choir and orchestra by Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, Associate Professor of Music. “Unto Us,” composed in 2012, is a prime example of the excellent creative work PLU faculty members undertake. The opportunity for our students to work with a highly skilled composer to premiere a new piece is a truly valuable experience. We hope you enjoy the recorded performance of “Unto Us,” as well as all the other wonderful music on this disc. May it fill your heart with the warmth and joy of the season of Christmas.


Compact Disc – 2013


PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University



Track Title Composer Length
1-5 Unto Us David Deacon-Joyner, b. 1956
I. Unto Us   2:59
II. The Root of Jesse   2:41
III. Lost In The Night   3:38
IV. The Messenger   8:31
V. Glory To God   4:39
6 He Is Born (Schultz) arr. Donna Gartman Schultz, b. 1948 2:36
7 O beatum et sacrosanctum diem Peter Philips, 1561 - 1628  2:22
8 Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow  arr. Gordon Thornett, b. 1942 4:21
9 I Saw Three Ships  arr. Edwin Fissinger, 1920 - 1990 1:40
10 I Wonder As I Wander  arr. Steve Pilkington b. 1958 4:10
11 Cantate Domino  Claudio Monteverdi. 1567 - 1643 1:57
12 Sing We Now Of Christmas arr. Susan Conant, b. 1958 2:35
13 Once In Royal David’s City/Come All Ye Shepherds  arr. Dan Goeller, b. 1973 3:56
14 Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella arr. Sephen Paulus, b. 1949 1:31
15 O Be Joyful Jeffrey Van, b. 1941 4:24
16 Niño de Rosas Steven Sametz, b. 1954 6:15
17 Carol of the Angels Eric William Barnum, b. 1979 4:20
18 The Many Moods Of Christmas arr. Robert Shaw, 1916-1999/Robert Bennett, 1894-1981 11:59