A Celebration of Christmas [CD] - BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

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One of BYU's all-time favorite offerings, and first in BYU's acclaimed Celebration Series of television specials, A Celebration of Christmas presents the combined choirs and orchestra of BYU in 19 tracks of Christmas mood and memory. Seen nationally on PBS for several years, A Celebration of Christmas combines the spiritual, traditional, and international aspects of Christmas into one joyous concert, with music as timeless as Christmas itself.



1. I Saw Three Ships
arr. Mack Wilberg
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

2. Away in a Manger
arr. Mack Wilberg
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

3. Make We Merry on this Fest
Andrew Carter
BYU Concert Choir

4. A Savior from on High
Stephen Paulus
BYU Concert Choir

5. Sing We Now of Christmas
arr. Fred Prentice
BYU Singers

6. Deck the Hall
arr. John Rutter
BYU Women's Chorus

7. Wondrous Night
Alun Hoddinott
BYU Women's Chorus

8. Carol of the Drum
Katherine K. Davis
BYU Men's Chorus

9. Betelehemu
via Michael Barbatudi Olatunji; arr. Wendall P. Whalum
BYU Men's Chorus

10. Puer Nobis
Richard Rodney Bennett
BYU Singers

11. Noel
Richard Rodney Bennett
BYU Singers

12. Austrian Yodel Carol
arr. Andrew Carter
BYU Women's Chorus

13. The Twelve Days of Christmas
arr. Andrew Carter
BYU Concert Choir

14. We Need a Little Christmas
Jerry Herman; arr. Ronald Staheli
BYU Singers

15. The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
arr. Mack Wilberg
BYU Men's Chorus, BYU Panoramic Steel, and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra

16. Troika, from Lieutenant Kije Suite, op. 60
Serge Prokofiev
BYU Philharmonic Orchestra

17. The Sycamore Tree
Peter Warlock
BYU Men's Chorus and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra

18. He Is the Root and the Offspring of David, from The Redeemer
Robert Cundick
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra

19. Angels We Have Heard on High
arr. Mack Wilberg
BYU Combined Choirs and Orchestra


Executive Producer: James A. Mason

Producers: K. Newell Dayley and Tom Lefler

Recording Engineer: Jon Holloman

Television Directors: David Warner and Mike Hemingway

Licensing and Permissions: Ron Simpson

Tantara Records is an enterprise center in the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.


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