Thursday, December 29, 2005

Midnight Mass at the Cathedral

Sorry for not posting sooner, it's been crazy around here. Merry Christmastide to all! ~nb

The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Preludes (beginning at 11pm--anthems, organ pieces, and congregational carols)

Noel Etranger -- Louis-Claude D'Aquin
CAROL: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Rosa Mystica -- Chrysogonus Waddell
CAROL: Lo, How a Rose
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light -- JS Bach (organ & brass)
CAROL: O Little Town of Bethlehem
In dir ist Freude -- Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi (organ & brass)
Angels Carol -- Rutter
Dance Prelude on "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella" -- Christopher Uehlein
CAROL: The First Nowell (arr. Willcocks)
Psallite -- Michael Praetorius
CAROL: What Child is This
O Magnum Mysterium -- Morten Lauridsen (arr. as organ solo by yours truly)
Wonderful Peace (Jul, Jul) -- Gustaf Nordqvist
CAROL: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Carol of the Manger -- Dale Wood

Dominus Dixit -- Chant, Mode II (Graduale Simplex)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing -- MENDELSSOHN (arr. Willcocks, with brass fanfare)

Proclamation of the Birth of Christ

GLORIA: Gloria for Christmastime -- Richard Proulx

Psalm 96: Howard Hughes


Laetentur caeli -- Chant, Mode IV (Graduale Simplex)
O Holy Night -- arr. John Rutter

Community Mass (with the alternate "toccata" organ accompaniment on the Sanctus)

AGNUS DEI: Proulx in F

In splendoribus sanctorum -- Chant, Mode VI (Graduale Romanum)
O Come All Ye Faithful -- ADESTE FIDELIS (arr. Willcocks, with fanfare)
Away in a Manger -- MUELLER
Silent Night -- STILLE NACHT (after 3 verses in English, choir sang verse in German, a cappella, then a verse of "Oooos")

Hallelujah Chorus -- Handel
Joy to the World -- ANTIOCH (arr. by yours truly)

POSTLUDE: Fanfare and Toccata on "Joy to the World" -- Dennis Janzer

There were slight variations to the others Masses (different psalms, different Offertory Hymn for Masses sans choir).

1 comment:

Brian Michael Page said...

Sorry I couldn't get back to you on the ANTIOCH. Been going crazy lately myself. Now I'm down with this dang sinus infection I'm not too happy with. Got through the concert alright though, thank God.