Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas, 24/25 December 2013

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

Carols & organ music begin at 11:30 p.m.
Prelude: Es is ein' Ros' entsprungen (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Carol: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Carol)
Carol: Of One That Is So Fair and Bright (David J. Hughes, b.1980)
Hymn: While Shepherds Watched (Winchester Old)
Hymn: Unto Us Is Born A Son (arr. David Willcocks, b.1919)
Carol: What Child Is This (Greensleves)
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. Willcocks)

Music for the Midnight Mass of Christmas
(Missale Romanum of 1962, 12:00 a.m.)
Messe solennelle (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)
Gregorian Mass of Christmas Midnight: Dominus dixit
Motet at the Offertory: Hodie Christus natus est (Francis Poulenc, 1899-1963)
Motet at the Communion: Quem vidistis pastores (Cipriano de Rore, 1515-1565)
Motet at the Communion: O magnum mysterium (Tomás Luis de Victoria, 1548-1611)
Postlude: Toccata from Symphony No. 5 (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)

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

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