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Choral Tradition 11-29-2009

In anticipation of the Missouri State University Choral Ensembles' annual Elizabethan Christmas Dinners Dec.2-5 in Plaster Student Union Ballroom, we're featuring recordings of Christmas music and carols performed by the Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, Collegiate Singers and Collegiate Chorale, all under the direction of Dr. Guy Webb.

MSU Concert Chorale:Deck the Halls (trad., arr.Parker/Shaw)Infant Holy (Polish carol arr.David Willcocks)Ding Dong! Merrily on High (16th c. French carol)While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Este's Psalter [1592])I Saw Three Ships (trad. arr.Parker/Shaw)Lute-Book Lullaby (Alexander L'Estrange)O Jesulein Suss (Samuel Scheidt, arr.J.S. Bach)Lully, Lullay (Coventry Carol) (English, 1591)Past Three O'Clock (trad.English, arr.Wood)Away in a Manger (W.J.Kirkpatrick, arr.Iseler)We Wish You A Merry Christmas (carol from West Country of England, arr.Warrell) (25:00)

MSU Chamber Singers:While By My Sheep (trad.German carol)Three anonymous Spanish carols: "Dadme Albricias," "E la Don, Don," "Riu, Riu, Chiu"

MSU Collegiate Singers:Angels We Have Heard on High (French, arr.Collins)Little Lamb (David Cherwien)

MSU Collegiate Chorale:O Little Town of Bethlehem (English, arr.Ralph Vaughan Williams) (15:00)

Combined MSU Chorus:Ave Maria (Franz Biebl) (5:45)

BACH: Cantata BWV 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo"--movements 1 ("Gloria") and 3 ("Sicut erat in principio") (Bach Choir of Bethlehem; Bach Festival Orchestra/Greg Funfgeld) (10:49) CD TITLE: "The Bach Choir of Bethlehem" (Analekta AN2-9873)