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Choral Union – Richard Nance, Conductor


We are pleased to present the first in a series of Christmas albums produced by the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. This collection of repertoire is designed to take the listener on a journey through the Christmas story: the prophets foretelling of the coming Messiah, the annunciation of Mary, the Christ child’s birth in the manger at Bethlehem, the visits by shepherds and kings from other lands, and reflection upon the mystery of this royal birth. The music includes a number of favorite carols, but also new settings that are sure to bring warmth and meaning to your Christmas season. Choral Union is an ensemble that provides a valuable musical link for PLU alumni, faculty, staff and students—a true “town and gown” organization. We hope you enjoy this first, of what we hope to be many, Christmas offerings from this wonderful choir.

 Compact Disc – 2013


PLU Multimedia Recordings — Pacific Lutheran University




Track Title Composer Length
1 Arise, Shine  John Rutter, b. 1945 5:04
2 Wake, Awake arr. F. Melius Christiansen, 1871 - 1955 4:16
3 Ave Dulcissima Maria Jean Belmont, b. 1939 3:51
4 Magnificat Charles Theodore Pachelbel, 1690-1750 5:22
5 There Is No Rose Joel Martinson, b. 1960 3:31
6 O Little Town Of Bethlehem arr. Dale Warland, b. 1932 4:31
7 Angels We Have Heard On High arr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-1999 2:23
8 Here Mid The Ass And Oxen Mild arr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-1999 2:16
9 Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite  Francis Poulenc, 1899-1963 2:57
10 The Three Kings Peter Cornelius, 1824-1874/arr. Ivor Atkins, 1869-1953 2:16
11 Christ Was Born On Christmas Day arr. Alice Parker, b. 1925/Robert Shaw, 1916-1999  2:26
12 Hodie Christus Natus Est Craig Phillips, b. 1961 3:44
13 Spanish Carol Andrew Carter, b. 1939 2:03
14 O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen , b. 1943 5:46
15 How Like An Angel Came I Down Rupert Lang , b. 1948 8:35