Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas, 24/25 December 2015

The recitation of the Rosary begins at 11:00 p.m.

The orchestral prelude begins at 11:20 p.m.
Prelude: Christmas Concerto (Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8) (Arcangelo Corelli, 1683-1713)

Carols  begin at 11:30 p.m.
Carol: What Child Is This (Greensleves)
Carol: O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)
Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
Carol: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Carol: Tu scendi dalle stelle (St. Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori, 1696-1787)
Carol: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es is ein’ Ros’ entsprungen)
Carol: De Virgine Maria (Carl Rütti, b.1949)
Carol: Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
Prelude: Desseins éternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
The Solemn Proclamation of Christmas
Hymn at the Procession: Adeste Fideles (John Francis Wade, arr. David Willcocks, 1919-2015)
Hymn at the Procession: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks)

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 12:00 a.m.)
Mass in C Major (K. 258, “Piccolomini”) (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Midnight: Dominus dixit
Motet at the Offertory: Laudate Dominum (from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339) (Mozart)
Motet at the Communion: Verbum caro factum est (John Sheppard, c.1515-1558)
Postlude: In dulci jubilo (BWV 729) Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750)
Postlude: Fugue in A Major (BWV 536/2) (Bach)

The St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum
The St. Mary’s Choir
The St. Cecilia Student Schola

Comments are closed.