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St. Olaf Choir
Child Of Light Be Born In Us

Song NameComposer
Adagio (Enigma Variations)Edward Elgar
In The SplendorGraeme Morton
Light EverlastingOlaf C. Christiansen
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
For unto us a Child Is BornGeorge Frideric Handel
A Spotless RoseGraeme Morton
Psalm 36Robert Scholz
O nata lux De LumineBob Chilcott
Our FatherAlexander Gretchaninov
All My heart This Night RejoicesRalph Johnson
Lo, How a Rose
Joy To The World
All This NightGerald Finzi
Only Only Begotten SonAlexander Gretchaninov
The Three KingsHealey Willan
I Saw Three Ships
Candlelight CarolJohn Rutter
O Little Town of Bethelehem
In The Bleak Midwinter
True Light
Angels' DanceSteven Amundson
Carols From ScandinaviaSteven Amundson
Jeg Er Sa Glad
O Day Full of Grace
Child of LightRobert Scholz
Lord of Light
Nunc DimittisRobert Scholz
Beautiful Savior

Directed by Anton Armstrong

"Child of Light" is a 2 CD set recorded at the 93rd Annual St. Olaf Christmas Festival, performed in December of 2004 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and it includes the Chapel Choir, Manitou Singers, St. Olaf Cantorei, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Orchestra, and Viking Chorus, performing as individual groups and as a massed ensemble. The CDs included narration and instrumental works, but the focus is on the voices and the beautiful traditional and original Christmas music. We particularly liked Graeme Morton's "In The Spendor" and "A Spotless Rose," Olaf Christiansen's "Light Everlasting," Alexandre Gretchaninoff's "Our Father" and "Only Begotten Son," John Rutter's "Candlelight Carol," Steven Amundson's "Angels' Dance," traditional hymns "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," Handl's "For Unto Us A Child Is Born," "Lo, How A Rose," "I Saw Three Ships," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Beautiful Savior" by F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the music program and the event in 1912. 32 cuts, many symphonically accompanied. Powerful, beautiful, triumphant music from one of the oldest and finest Christmas music festivals in America.

Item code: 7578C | 2 CDs | $24.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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