Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas (Extraordinary Form), 24/25 December 2009

Carols & organ music begin at 11:30 p.m.
Carol: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Es is ein’ Ros’ entsprungen)
Carol: O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
Prelude: Les Anges (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992)
Carol: O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)
Prelude: Desseins éternels (from La Nativité du Seigneur) (Messiaen)
Carol: Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
Carol: Adeste Fideles (arr. David Willcocks, b.1919)

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas (Missale Romanum of 1962, 12:00 Midnight)
Missa Quaeramus cum pastoribus (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Midnight: Dominus dixit
Motet at the Offertory: Puer natus in Bethlehem (Praetorious) [St. Mary’s Choir] Motet at the Communion: Quaeramus cum pastoribus (Jean Mouton, c.1459-1522)
Postlude: Final from Symphonie Gothique (Puer natus est) (Op. 70) (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

The Schola Cantorum is joined this evening by the St. Mary’s Choir.

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