A Chanticleer Christmas

December 15, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.


Rorate cæli — Plainsong

O magnum mysterium — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)

Quem vidistis, pastores? — Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1533 - 1585)

Pastores loquebantur — Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)

Hail Mary, Full of Grace — Anon. English, 15th C.

Mater Christi nobilis — Anon. English, 14th C.

E la don don and Ríu, ríu, chíu — Anon. Basque, 16th C.

A Hymn to the Virgin — Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

Lulajże, Jezuniu from Cradle Songs — trad. Polish Carol, adapted Steven Stucky (b. 1949)

Die Stimme des Kindes — Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)

This feature is part of Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Holiday Programming.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen — trad. English Carol, arr. Reginald Jacques

I Wonder as I Wander — trad. American Carol, arr. Mark Keller

Gabriel's Message — trad. Basque Carol, arr. David Willcocks

The Holly and the Ivy — trad. English Carol, arr. Reginald Jacques & H.W. Davies

O Holy Night — Adolphe Adam/John Sullivan Dwight, arr. Joseph Jennings

Coventry Carol — trad. English Carol, arr. Jonathan Rathbone

Christmas Medley — Traditional, arr. Joseph Jennings

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