Star of Wonder

$20.00

Lovely and joyful arrangements of both masterworks and some contemporary arrangements of traditional holiday favorites. Includes a crystalline performance of the beloved Poulenc O Magnum Mysterium. See track list.

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Recorded in San Francisco’s renowned St. Ignatius Church, one of the West Coast’s most beautiful and acoustically awesome churches, in the middle of the night to escape traffic noise.

Track List

  1. Silent Night, Christmas Traditional, arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent, with Marcella DeCray, Harp
  2. Nativity Carol, John Rutter, with Matthew Walsh, Organ
  3. We Three Kings of Orient Are, Christmas Traditional, arr. Stephen Paulus, with Marcella DeCray, Harp, and Katherine Trieste, Flute
  4. Come, Dear Children, Alfred S. Burt, arr. Hawley Ades, with Handbells
  5. Cantate Domino, from “Cantiones Sacrae”, Heinrich Schutz
  6. Gloria, from “Missa O magnum mysterium”, Tomás Luis de Victoria
  7. Gaudete Omnes, Hieronymus Praetorius
  8. Caroling, Caroling, Alfred S. Burt, arr. Hawley Ades, with Handbells
  9. The Nativity, Richard Dirksen, with Katherine Trieste, Flute
  10. Green Growth the Holly, Roger Nixon
  11. Christmas Carol, Kirke Mechem, with Marcella DeCray, Harp
  12. Sir Christèmas, William Mathias, with Matthew Walsh, Organ
  13. Interlude from “A Ceremony of Carols”, Benjamin Britten, with Marcella DeCray, Harp
  14. Lo! How a Rose E’er blooming, Hugo Distler
  15. O Magnum Mysterium, Francis Poulenc
  16. Virga Jesse, Anton Bruckner
  17. We’ll Dress the House, Alfred S. Burt, with Handbells
  18. What Child Is This? Christmas Traditional, arr. Sir David Willcocks, with Matthew Walsh, Organ
  19. Noël Nouvelet, Christmas Traditional, arr. Kenneth Malucelli
  20. O Come, All Ye Faithful, Christmas Traditional, arr. Sir David Willcocks, with Matthew Walsh, Organ
  21. Deck the Hall, Christmas Traditional, arr. Kenneth Malucelli