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Monday, October 17, 2016

Musical Matinees Presents A Charismatic Christmas Program Indoors tonight in Newcastle

Charismatic Christmas - Program

Christmas is Coming -  Edith Nesbitt (1858-1924)            
Joy to the World                                                                                           AUDIENCE SING
 text Issac Watts, music ? (often attr. Handel, Lowell Mason), arr. ????
What Child is This?                                                                          AUDIENCE SING
text W. C. Dix (1837-1898), 16th C English Air, arr. Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)          
Wassail Song - written 1850(?) Yorkshire, arr. ??
The Holy City - Michael Maybrick                     BLAKE PARHAM solo

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - trad English (written 1833?), arr. Colin Brumby (b.1933)
The Three Drovers - Words by John Wheeler, Music by William G. James (1892-1977)

Lo how a rose (“Es ist ein Ros entsprungen”) - text anon, music by Melchior Volpius (1560-1615)
Conditor Alme Siderum - Vesper Hymn arr. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Silent Night    (“Stille Nacht”)                                                                      AUDIENCE SING
German text Joseph Mohr (1792-1848), English translation by John Freeman Young (1820-1885), music by Franz Gruber (1787-1863)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen - (Low how a Rose) text anon, trad German hymn, arr. Michael Praetorius

O Holy Night  (“Minuit, chrétiens!”) - English text J. S. Dwight, Music by Adolfe Adam (1758-1848), arr. John E. West               BLAKE PARHAM solo (with choir and trumpet)
Far Away what splendour comes this way - text Mary Barham Johnson (1895-1996), attrib. J-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), arr. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), adapt. Hygh Keyte and Andrew Parrott
Ding Dong Merrily on High                                                            AUDIENCE SING
Text George Ratcliffe Wood (1848-1934), 16th C French Melody, arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Pat-a-Pan - Burgundian carol, 1720 arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Noël, noël -  trad French Round


Trei Pastori (Three Shepherds) - Gabriel Dumetrescu (b.1936?)

Infant Holy, based on"W żłobie leży", English translation by Edith M. G. Reed

Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth  - NO MUSIC FOR THIS YET
(Notes: Little Drummer Boy composed by Katherine Davis (American) based on a Czech carol, Peace on Earth written by Grossman (American), Ian Fraser (English), Buz Kohan ( American), Written for Bing Crosby and David Bowie (who died in 2016!))

A un Niño llorando - Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Riu Riu Chiu - Mateo Flecha el Viejo (1481-1553)

O magnum mysterium - text trad responsorial Christmas Matins Chant, music by Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
Away in a Manger                                                                            AUDIENCE SING
 text anon, music by William Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)        
White Christmas - Irving Berlin                                                       BLAKE PARHAM solo
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Text & Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, Arr. Samuel Donovan (Newcastle, Australia!)

Happy New Year                                                                                         
ABBA arr for Acappella Nova by Samantha Cobcroft (b. 1972)

God be here and God be there - trad

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