Christmas Eve – Festal Prelude Music at 9:30 pm

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ChoirPrelude Pieces
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Choral (from Hodie)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1892-1958)

Good Christian friends, rejoice
German Carol
harm. Charles Winfred Douglas

Alma redemptoris mater
G. P. Palestrina
(ca. 1525-1594)

God rest you merry, gentlemen
English Carol
arr. David Willcocks

The Star Carol
Alfred S. Burt (1920-1954)

Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus
French Carol

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
French Carol

Ding dong! Merrily on High
French Carol
harm. Charles Wood

Away in a Manger
Traditional Normandy Tune
arr. Reginald Jacques

Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional American Spiritual

The Mass

Hodie, Christus natus est
Gregorian Chant

Psalm 96
Cantate Domino (sung in Latin)
Hans Leo Hassler (1584-1612)

Offertory Anthem
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)

March (from Athalie)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

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