Friday, 14 December 2012 | Rich Samuels
5:09: Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Mother and Child”, “Shepherds” and “Eternal Purposes”.
5:27: Suite from the ballet :A Christmas Carol” composed by Carl Davis in 1992-1993, arranged by John Longstaff. John Pryce-Jones conducts the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra.
5:46: J.S. Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” performed by The Chicago Chamber Brass with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Choir, pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and SamuelHitchison (playing the Overture Concert Organ).
5:57: “Angels We Have Heard on High” performed by the Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Meverly Taylor.
6:08: More Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “The Word”, “The Children of God”, “The Angels”.
6:27: LeRoy Anderson’s suite of familiar Christmas music “A Christmas Festival” performed by the Battle Creek Brass Band/
6:41: The “Yule Suite” of John Stevens performed by Madison’s Oakwood Chamber Players.
6:53: Two carols, one Hungarian (“Mennyből az angyal”), the other Italian (“Tu scendi dalle stelle”) performed by the Váci Street (Budapest) School Chorus and the Coro trentino SOSAT.
7:08: Final selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Jesus accepts suffering”, “The Magi”, “God among us”.
7:30: The Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Beverly Taylor sings “The First Noel”.
7:36: The Madison Symphony Orchestra (conducted by John DeMain) and the Madison Children’s Choir perform “Star of Bethlehem” by John Williams
7:39: “Fum fum fum”, a traditional Catalan carol performed by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
7:40: The Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus sings “Lo, How a Rose ‘e’er Blooming” by Michael Praetorius.
7:43: The Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus peform Bernard de la Monnoye’s “Patapan”.
7:44: “I Saw Three Ships” and “Bring a Torch” performed by The Madison Symphony Orchestra and soprano Celia Shafer.
7:49: A medley of three versions of “Silent Night” performed by the Kat Trio, the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Isthmus Brass.