DECEMBER 25, SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY (A, B, C)
Lectionary #14, 15, and 16

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

 

Christmas Midnight Mass (Lectionary #14)

The midnight readings are among the most familiar texts of Jewish and Christian revelation. They focus our attention on the meaning of the birth of Jesus.

Isaiah 9:1-6. The prophet saw the coming of a new king as a fulfillment of the hope for a peaceful and just government. This hope was later applied to the messiah, and Christians found in Jesus the fulfillment of that hope for the whole world.

Psalm for Mass at Midnight: Ps (95) 96. This psalm describes a kind of liturgy in which the whole world sings the praise of God, creator and redeemer. The refrain applies this praise to Christ.

Nos Ha Nacido un Salvador (Cortes)  GP 237
Today a Savior Has Been Born (Dean/Young)  CBW 30
Today a Savior Is Born (Farrell)   JS2 74/JS3 77
Today Is Born Our Savior (Ferris) PMB 567
Today Is Born Our Savior (Guimont)   GC 961/GC2 892/G3 1004/LPMG 20
Today Is Born Our Savior (Haugen)   GC 91
Today Is Born Our Savior (Hughes)   RS 130/GC 90/GC2 52/G3 68/SS 655
Today Is Born Our Savior (Hughes)  RS 131/W4 1014/LPGG 22
Today Is Born Our Savior (Hunstiger)   SS 574
Today Is Born Our Savior (Inwood) JS3 75
Today Is Born Our Savior/Hoy Nos Ha Nacido (Krisman) W4 74/G3 69
Today Is Born Our Savior (Mellis)   WC 459/WS 393
Today Is Born Our Savior (Proulx)  W3 779/SS 656
Today Is Born Our Savior (Roberts) LMGM2 804
Today Is Born Our Savior (Schiavone)   LP 21/JS2 891    
Today Is Born Our Savior (Sullivan)   WC 458/WS 392
Today Our Savior Is Born (Cortez)  GP 238/JS2 75/JS3 74

Titus 2:11-14. This reading may connect us to the situation in ancient Rome, when the Christian festival of Christmas may have been in competition with the celebration of Sol Invictus (the Unconquered Sun). At any rate, the Church used this text to remind Roman Christians to live morally and to remember that they could do this because they were united to “the glory of our great God and savior Jesus Christ.”

Luke 2:1-14. Probably the most familiar part of the Gospels. Luke affirms the tradition that Jesus was born at Bethlehem, but his important point is to explain what this birth means. The birth is retold simply: “She gave birth to her firstborn son . . . .” The focus is on the angel's message and the shepherds' response.

[For other songs of the liturgy, see below.]

 

Christmas at Dawn (Lectionary #15)
These texts challenge us to respond to the meaning of Jesus' birth by prayer, praise, and action.

Isaiah 62:11-12. Not only is God bonded to Israel, the prophet says (see the texts for the Vigil Mass), but that union transforms the people, who will be called holy and redeemed.

Psalm for Mass at Dawn: Ps (96) 97. The liturgy in which the whole world sings God's praises (see psalm for Mass at Midnight) is given a slightly different twist through the refrain used at dawn. While it heralds the physical coming of the new day, it also looks forward to the “day of the Lord” as a day of hope, because “the Lord is born for us.”

A Light Will Shine (Carroll)  W3 780/W4 1015/RS 134/LPGG 25
A Light Will Shine (Guimont)   GC 964/GC2 893/G3 1005/LPMG 21
A Light Will Shine (Hunstiger)   SS 575
A Light Will Shine (Kreutz)  PMB 568
A Light Will Shine (Louis) LMGM2 805
A Light Will Shine (Schiavone)   LP 22/JS2 892
This Day New Light Will Shine (Miro/Atkinson)  CBW 31

Titus 3:4-7. God saved us because of mercy, Paul says. That merciful salvation is not simply a past historical fact; we share in it through baptism and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Luke 2:15-20. The story of the shepherds' response is continued (see Mass at Midnight) in action, as they come to Bethlehem, see, and “make known” the message, which leads them into prayer and praise. Mary also sees and “reflects on” all these things in a kind of contemplation.

[For other songs of the liturgy, see below.]


Christmas during the Day (Lectionary #16)
The meaning of the birth of Jesus is a present reality. God's Word is at work in the world now.

Isaiah 52:7-10. The prophet promises the guards on the ruined city walls that they will see God restoring Jerusalem. Despite the poverty of the exiles who have returned from Babylon, their faith shows them God at work among the ruins.

Psalm for Mass during the Day: Ps (97) 98. This enthronement psalm recalls God's saving deeds to Israel and calls on all the nations to sing God's praise.

All the Ends of the Earth   PSL C-14/SS 206
All the Ends of the Earth/Los Confines de la Tierra (Abeyta) WS 394
All the Ends of the Earth (Beall)   SO 11/WC 460/WS 395
All the Ends of the Earth (Canedo) JS3 82
All the Ends of the Earth (Guimont)   GC 136/GC2 966/G3 1006/LPMG 22
All the Ends of the Earth (Haas/Haugen)  GC 95/GC2 55/G3 70/W4 75/CBW 29B,548/RS 135/SS 657/BB 802
All the Ends of the Earth (Harbor)  LMGM 504/LMGM2 806
All the Ends of the Earth (Hunstiger)   SS 577                                 
All the Ends of the Earth (Hurd)  JS2 77/JS3 79/GP 241
All the Ends of the Earth (Jordan)  LMGM 505
All the Ends of the Earth (Kreutz)  PSC 10/JS2 79
All the Ends of the Earth (Krisman) W4 1016/LPGG 26
All the Ends of the Earth (Marchionda)   PMB 161,569/WC 461
All the Ends of the Earth (Murray)  CBW 125           
All the Ends of the Earth (Peloquin)  SI 12             
All the Ends of the Earth (Proulx)  W3 781/W4 76/RS 137
All the Ends of the Earth (Schiavone)   LP 23/JS2 893/JS3 81
All the Ends of the Earth (Trapp) SS 658
All the Ends of the Earth (Willcock)  PFS 6
Los Confines de la Tierra/All the Ends of the Earth (Cortez)   JS2 76
The Ends of the Earth (Leaf)  CBW 32

Hebrews 1:1-6. Not only does Jesus continue or complete the history of Israel (see other sets of texts for this feast); he makes sense of it all, uniting the various fragments into a full picture.

John 1:1-18. The Prologue of the fourth Gospel sees Jesus as the “Word,” the true meaning of all creation and all history, whose presence among us gives us access to the meaning of God's plan for the universe.


Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy
Today's liturgy should be full of the sound of familiar carols.  For Masses during the Night and at Dawn, choose carols that evoke the images of the Christmas story:  Bethlehem, manger, angels, shepherds.  For the Mass during the Day, look for hymns and songs that proclaim that Christ is the Word made flesh, born this day and continuing to dwell among us.

A Child Is Born (All Masses)  GP 330
A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 384/WC 529/RS 500/JS2 340/JS3 307/SS 760
*A Light Will Shine (E,Dawn)   PSL C-13/SS 201
*A Radiant Light Has Come (E, Dawn)   IH 7
A Stable Lamp Is Lighted (Midnight)  W3 385/GC 356
*All the Ends of the Earth (C,Day)   BFW 26
Alleluia! The Lord Has Come (Ps,Day) LMGM2 267
Angels from the Realms of Glory (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 377/W4 425/JS2 367/JS3 332/LMGM 18/LMGM2 264/BB 109/WC 513/GC 358/GC2 369/G3 438/RS 508/GP 335/PMB 202/WS 473/SS 756
Angels We Have Heard on High (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 376/W4 417/JS2 341/JS3 308/CBW 320/LMGM 17/LMGM2 246/GP 313/BB 82/WC 527/GC 347/GC2 361/G3 430/RS 504/WS 455/PMB 204/SS 768
Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn (Midnight)   GC 346/GC2 351/G3 423/CBW 303/RS 494/W4 406/WC 495/WS 436/SS 757
Away in a Manger (Midnight)  W3 378/W4 437/LMGM2 252,261/JS2 359/JS3 310,324/GP 26/BB 81/WC 523,533/GC 353/GC2 365/G3 448/RS 515/GP 321/WS 461/PMB 208/SS 770
Bread of Life (Farrell) -- Advent/Christmas setting (All Masses)   BB 77/JS2 819/JS3 788
Carol at the Manger (Midnight)   GC 369/GC2 354/G3 443/RS 516
*Child of Mercy (Midnight)   GC 357/GC2 368/G3 431/RS 506/SS 761
Child of the Poor (Midnight)  GP 336/BB 111/JS2 366/JS3 331
Christ Was Born on Christmas Day (All Masses)  RS 513/JS3 318/SS 747
Cry Out with Joy and Gladness (Vigil, Midnight)  WC 511/WS 447/PMB 197
*For Us a Child of Hope Is Born (E Day)   IH 8/WC 545/WS 474
From Heaven Above (Midnight)  W3 388/W4 433
Glory/Gloria (All Masses) W4 434
Gloria (All Masses)  RS 511
Gloria, Gloria (All Masses)  W3 401/W4 423/LMGM 14/LMGM2 259/CBW 340/RS 507/G3 426  
Go, Tell It on the Mountain (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 397/W4 428/JS2 352/JS3 311/LMGM 22/LMGM2 253/BB 100/WC 534/GC 359/GC2 363/G3 428/RS 514/GP 325/WS 463/PMB 218/SS 759
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 383/W4 420/JS2 337/JS3 304/BB 83/WC 517/GC 366/GC2 366/G3 435/RS 503/GP 316/WS 458/PMB 201/SS 762
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (All Masses)  W3 391/W4 427/WC 539/CBW 322/RS 518/BB 98/JS2 346/JS3 314/GP 319/WS 471/PMB 198/GC 367/GC2 367/G3 430/SS 755
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (All Masses)  W3 387/W4 414/JS2 345/JS3 313/CBW 323/LMGM 13/LMGM2 247/GP 317/BB 84/WC 519/GC 348/GC2 356/G3 424/RS 502/WS 457/PMB 199/SS 774
He Came Down (Day)  GC 370/GC2 364/G3 429/RS 519/LMGM2 254
How Brightly Beams the Morning Star (Dawn)  W3 389,390/WC547
*I Proclaim the Lord’s Decree (E Midnight)   IH 6
In Deepest Night (All Masses)  JS2 351/CBW 324
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 393/W4 416/WC 535/GC 354/GC2 377/G3 445/RS 509/WS 465/BB 96/JS2 344/JS3 312/PMB 217/SS 767
It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Midnight)  W3 400/W4 419/JS2 339/JS3 306/LMGM 23/LMGM2 248/GP 314/BB 92/WC 524/GC 367/GC2 379/G3 433/RS 498/WS 459/PMB 209/SS 772
Joy to the World (Day)  W3 399/W4 424/JS2 336/JS3 303/CBW 328/LMGM 19/LMGM2 249/GP 318/BB 80/WC 522/GC 343/GC2 353/G3 437/RS 524/WS 464/PMB 207/SS 773
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Vigil, Midnight, Dawn)  W3 374/W4 438/JS2 338/JS3 302/LMGM 24/LMGM2 263/GP 320/BB 93/WC 526/GC 368/GC2 373/G3 451/WS 469/PMB 210/SS 763
Lord, Today (Midnight, Dawn)  GP 338/GC 375/GC2 385/G3 464/RS 536
Love Has Come (Midnight, Dawn) W4 430
O Come, All Ye Faithful/Adeste Fideles (All Masses)  W3 392/W4 426/LMGM2 262/JS2 333/JS3 300/CBW 329/GP 311/BB 79/WC 528/GC 341/GC2 357/G3 439/RS 499/WS 466/PMB 213/SS 752
O Come, Little Children (Midnight, Dawn) GP 322/WC 536/JS2 357/JS3 322/BB 88/WS 456/PMB 215/SS 764
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Vigil, Midnight) W3 386/W4 435/JS2 348/JS3 316/WC 530/LMGM 25/LMGM2 250/BB 97/GC 363/GC2 359/G3 446/RS 520/GP 315/WS 450/PMB 212/SS 771
Of the Father's Love Begotten (Day)  W3 398/W4 415/LMGM2 266/JS2 349/JS3 317/CBW 330/BB 86/WC 516/GC 351/GC2 374/G3 427/RS 510/PMB 211/WS /SS 758
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (Midnight)   GC 360/GC2 375/G3 453/JS2 353/JS3 315/LMGM 12/LMGM2 258/BB 87/WC 542/RS 505/GP 324/PMB 219
See Amid the Winter's Snow (Midnight, Dawn) W3 375/JS2 356/JS3 321/BB 94/GP 332
Silent Night, Holy Night (Midnight) W3 379/W4 413/JS2 343/JS3 309/GC 352/GC2 371/G3 441/CBW 332/LMGM 26/LMGM2 244/GP 312/BB 89/WC 538/RS 522/WS 453/PMB 214/SS 769         
Sing We Now of Christmas (All Masses) W4 422/JS3 320
The Aye Carol (Midnight) GC 371/GC2 381/G3 456/RS 525
The First Nowell (Midnight)  W3 408/W4 449/JS2 363/JS3 328/CBW 344/LMGM  28/LMGM2 276/GP 334/BB 105/WC 518/GC 377/GC2 388/G3 460/RS 536/WS 454/PMB 222/SS 784
*The Lord Said to Me (E, Midnight)   BFW 19
The People Who in Darkness Walked (Midnight) CBW 335
The Snow Lay on the Ground (Midnight) JS2 197/JS3 319/BB 99/WC 540/PMB 221/WS 451/SS 765
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (Midnight, Dawn, Day) GC 345/GC2 378/G3 454/RS 501/LMGM2 268/HG 21
To People of Good Will (Midnight, Dawn) CBW 336
*Today It Will Be Known to You (E Vigil)   IH 5
'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 380/GC 361/CBW 337
Wake from Your Sleep (Dawn)  GP 328/JS2 342/JS3 301/CBW 339/BB 85
What Child Is This (Midnight, Dawn)  W3 411/W4 454/JS2 365/JS3 330/CBW 338/LMGM 29/LMGM2 277/GP 337/BB 110/WC 551/GC 380/GC2 387/G3 466/RS 530/WS 460/PMB 216/SS 780
While Shepherds Watched (Midnight)  W3 382/JS2 347/JS3 305/BB 101/WC 525/SS 754
Word of God, When All Was Silent (Day)   HG 82

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Choral Anthems

CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT; YEAR A, B, C

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
A Child is Born in Bethlehem (SATB) Batastini GIA G
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
(SATB, 2 Treble instruments, Keyboard)
Ebeling, Johann Georg Concordia (97-537) * G
All the Way from Nazareth 9SATB, Organ) Van Hulse, Camil AMSI (199) G
Almighty God, Which Hast Me Brought Ford, T. CPDL G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (SSAATB/TTTBBB, Latin) Gabrieli, Giovanni/Winter, Paul C.F. Peters (5930) G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (SATB, English/Latin)   Hassler, Hans Leo/Harris, Roy
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo/Richter, Clifford
Hassler, Hans Leo 
Hassler, Hans Leo 
G. Schirmer (8860)
Walton (6002)
Associated (A-405)
E.C. Schirmer (ECS 7978)
CPDL
G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (SATBB, English/Latin) Lasso, Orlando di/Cramer, John Marks (4298) G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait (3 equal voices, Latin) Monteverdi, Claudio Mercury (#24) G
Angelus Ad Pastores Ait 9SSATB, keyboard, Latin) Sweelinck, J.P. St. Mary’s Press G
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
Zimmermann, Heinz Werner
Pelz
Concordia (98-2177)
Augsburg
G
Babe Is Born, A (SATB, Organ, or Piano duet) Mathias, William H. Oxford (3430231) G
Before the Marvel of This Night (SATB, Organ) Schalk, Carl Augsburg (0800646037) G
Behold, I Bring You Good Tidings (SATTB) Victoria, Tomas Luis Novello (90) G
Boy Was Born, A (SATB) Britten, Benjamin Oxford (X92) G
Cantate Domine (SSATTB, English/Latin) Gabrieli, Giovanni/Schnee/Karl-Heinz Walton (6048) PS
Cantate Domino (SATB, Latin) Berger, Jean Concordia (98-1557) * PS
Cantate Domino (SATB, English/German)
Cantate Domino (SATB, English/Latin)
Cantate Domino (SATB, English/Latin)
Cantate Domino (SSA, English/Latin)
Cantate Domino (TTBB, English/Latin)
Hassler, Hans Leo Hanssler (HE1.125)
E.C. Schirmer (2979)
J.W. Chester (JWC 55107)
E.C. Schirmer (821)
E.C. Schirmer (68)
PS
Cantate Domino (SSATB, organ, Latin/English)
Cantate Domino (SSATB, organ, Latin/English)
Cantate Domino (SSATB, organ, Latin/English)
Sweelinck, J.P./Colton, Donald
Sweelinck, J. P./Ehret, Walter
Sweelinck, J.P./Klein, Maynard
Concordia (98-1937) *
Walton (6029)
G. Schirmer (12102)
PS
Cantate Domino (SATB, organ Latin/English) Viadana, Lodovico/Cramer, John Marks (4291) PS
Cantate Domino Omnis Terra (SATB) Croce, Giovanni Arista (AE 199) PS
Christmas (Unison, narration, Orff Inst. & Speech Choir) Maeker, Nancy Augsburg (11-3504) G
Christmas Night (SAT) Rutter, John )xford (84.316) G
Christmas Procession (2-part mixed, 4 Handbells) Proulx, Richard GIA (G-1708) G
Christmas Story, The (SATB, Narrator, keyboard) Billings, William/Van Camp, Leonard Concordia (97-5258) * G
Child Is Born, A (SATB) Nestor, Leo E.C. Schirmer (4389) G
For Unto Us A Child Is Born from “Messiah”
(SAB, SATB, keyboard or orchestra)
Händel, G. F. Various Editions 1
For Unto Us A Child Is Born
(SAB, Soprano, Alto, Bass soli, 2 violins, continuo, English/German)
Krieger, J. P. Concordia (97-4692) * 1
From Heaven Above from “Christmas Oratorio”
(SATB, Keyboard)
Bach, Johann Sebastian Bärenreiter (BA 5014.90) G
From Heaven Above (SSB, Organ) Schein, Johann H. GIA (G-300) G
From Heaven Above to Earth I Come (SSATB, Keyboard) Bach, Johann Sebastian Augsburg (080065854X) G
From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
(S(S)ATB, Solo, 2 Treble instruments, opt. strings, Keyboard)
Burkhardt, Michael MorningStar (MSM 50-1040) G
Gentle Mary (SATB) Ferris WLP G
God Sent Forth His Son (SATB, Organ) Gibbs, Allen O. Abingdon (APM-966) 2
Gloria, Op. 52 (TTBB & Organ) Mathias, William Oxford (A-285) G
Gloria in excelsis Deo (SATB) Bach, Johann Sebastian Augsburg (080065854X) G
Gloria in excelsis Deo from “Christmas Cantata”
(SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones)
Pinkham, Daniel Robert King (602) G
Glory to God (SAB, SATB, organ or keyboard or orchestra) Händel, G. F. Various editions G
Glory to God (SATB, Junior Choir, organ) Powell, Robert J. Abingdon (APM 585) G
Glory to God (SSATTB, Continuo) Schütz, Heinreich/Ehret, Walter Abingdon (APM-416) G
Glory to God in the Highest (SAB, Organ/Piano) Corelli, Arcangelo/Stone, Benjamin Boston Music (13895) G
Glory to God in the Highest (SSA)
Glory to God in the Highest (SSATB/TTB, keyboard)
Glory to God in the Highest (SATB/TBB, Piano or Organ)
Distler, Hugo
Distler, Hugo/Oberdoerffer, Fritz
Distler, Hugh/Ehret, Walter
Concordia (97-4846)
Concordia (98-1811) *
Flammer (A-5571)
G
Glory to God in the Highest (SATB/TTB, Organ) Hammerschmidt, Andraes/Hellmann, D. C.F. Peters (66305) G
Glory to God in the Highest (SATB, Organ)
(SATB, Organ)
(SATB, Organ)
(SAB, Keyboard)
Pergolesi, G.B./Barnes
Pergolesi, G.B./Riegger, Wallingford
Pergolesi, G.B./Novello, Vincent
Pergolesi, G.B.
Ditson (322.14507)
Flammer (84265)
Plymouth
Lorenz (9658)
G
Glory to God in the Highest (SATB) Thompson, Randall E.C. Schirmer (2470) G
Good Christian Friends Rejoice (SATB/divisi) Bedford St. James Press G
Go Tell It on the Mountain (SATB) Spiritual, arr. by Paul Sjolund Hinshaw (HMC 543) G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SATB, Organ, Latin/English) Aston, Peter Novello (MW 44) PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est from “Ten Venetian Motets” (SSA/SATB, Latin) Bassano, Giovanni Oxford PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (Unison/ 2-part, keyboard)
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SATB, keyboard)
Bedford, Michael Choristers Guild (CGA-421)
Choristers Guild (CGA- )
PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SB) Gumpeltzheimer, Adam/Tortolano, William GIA (G-5270) PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SSATTB) Schütz, Heinreich G. Schirmer (HL 50318390) PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SSATB)  Sweelinck, J. P. 
Sweelinck, J. P. 
Novello (290162) 
CPDL
P, G
Hodie! Emmanuel! Gloria! (SATB, percussion) Price, Milburn Hinshaw (HMC-157) G
In Excelsis Gloria (SATB) Mathias, William H. Oxford (343168) G
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly Cochran Oxford  
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
(SAB, Cong., Organ, Trumpet)
Willis, Richard S./arr. Proulx, Richard GIA (G-4323) G
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
(SATB, Cong., String Quartet, Organ)
Willis, Richard S./arr. Powell, Robert J. GIA (G-2534) G
Jubilant Gloria, A (2-part, keyboard) Lightfoot, Mary Lynn Heritage Music (15/1795H) G
Laetentur Caeli (SATB, Latin) Hassler, Hans Leo J.W. Chester (JWC 55017) PS
Laetentur Caeli (SSA, Organ, Latin) Pinkham, Daniel C.F. Peters (66709) PS
Let the Whole Earth Stand in Awe (SAB) Händel, G.F. Concordia (98-2473) PS
Lo, the Angel Said to the Shepherds (SATTBB, organ ad. lib.) Gabrieli, Andrea/Agey, C. Buell G. Schirmer (10865) G
Lord Said to Me, The
(SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones & Timpani)
Ferris, William GIA (G-1389) E
O Sing Unto the Lord, Op. 29 (SATB, Organ) Mathias, William Oxford (A-228) PS
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (SATB) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-1876) * PS
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
from “Six Easy 3-Part Anthems” (SAB, opt. Organ)
Morley, Thomas/Greening, Anthony RSMC PS
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song (SATB, Organ, strings) Purcell, Henry Novello (29.0146.03) PS
People Who Walked in Darkness, The (SAB) Gieseke, Richard W. Concordia (97-5481) * 1
Puer Natus Est Nobis (SAB, Latin, English) Morales, Cristobal/Stone, Kurt Broude Brothers (BB 4071) 1
Psalm 96 (SATB, Organ, Trumpet) Bedford, Michael ECS Publishing (6207) PS
O Beloved Shepherds
(SATB, 2 Violins, Continuo, English/German)
Hammerschmidt, Andraes Concordia (97-5395) G
O magnum mysterium (Unison, Organ) Near, Gerald Aureole, Kalmus (6003) G
O magnum mysterium from “Christmas Cantata”
(SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones)
Pinkham, Daniel Robert King (602) G
O magnum mysterium (SATB) Poulenc, Francis Salabert (12525) G
O magnum mysterium (SATB) Poulenc, Francis Salabert (12525) G
O magnum mysterium Handl CPDL G
O magnum mysterium (SATB) Victoria, Tomás Luis de
Victoria, Tomás Luis de
G. Schirmer (10193)
CPDL
G
Quem vidistis pastores from “Christmas Cantata”
(SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones)
Pinkham, Daniel Robert King (602) G
Qui Creavit Celum (SATB) Martin St. James Press G
Savior of the World is Born (SATB) Holst, Gustav Concordia (98-2184) * G
Shepherds Awake (Unison) Jothen, Michael Choristers Guild (CGA 234) G
Shiru L’adonai (SATB, Organ, Percussion, Hebrew) Gottlieb, Jack Presser (312-40774) PS
Sing a New Song (SATB) Kreutz, Robert Summy-Birchard (5256) PS
Sing a New Song (Unison children, Oboe, Piano or Organ) Watson, Walter Lusqif (C-1163) PS
Sing to the Lord Now, All the ends… (SATB) Schütz, Heinreich Concordia (97-4880) * PS
Sing to the Lord a New Song (SATB & Children’s Choir) Scott Concordia (98-3124) PS
Singet dem Herr nein neues Lied (SATB/SATB, German) Pachelbel, Johann Hanssler (HE1.008) PS
There Were Shepherds (SATB, keyboard)
(SSAATB/TTTBBB, 2 pianos)
Wyton, Alec
Wyton, Alec/Klein, Maynard
Flammer (A 5243)
J. Fischer (7863)
G
To Us A Child Is Born (SATB, organ) Schütz, Heinrich/Wunderlich, R.E. Concordia (98-1494) * 1
Unto Us A Child Is Born (SATB/SATB) Franck, Melchior/Ehret, Walter Shawnee (A-1522) 1
Unto Us A Child Is Born from “We Praise Thee,” Vol. 1 (SSA) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7564) 1
Verbum caro factum est (SATB) 15th Century English Carol/ed. Proulx, R. GIA (G-4158) C
Verbum caro factum est (SAB or TTB, Latin/English)
(SSATTB, Latin)
(SSATTB, Latin)
Hassler, Hans Leo/Wilhelm, Roger
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo
Mark Foster (MF 129)
Arista (AE 289)
Tetra/A. Broude (AB-140-9)
CPDL
C
Verbum caro factum est (SAB, Latin/English) Morales, Cristobal/Stone, Kurt Broude Brothers (BB 4071) C
Verga Jesse Bruckner CPDL G
Virgin Born We Bow Before You (SATB) Chepponis GIA G
Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The (SATB) Trapp Morning Star G
Virgin’s Slumber Song, The (SSA, Keyboard) Reger, Max G. Schirmer (HL50482659) G
Wake, O Shepherds (Unison, Keyboard, C instrument) Rameau, Jean Phillippe/ed. Nelson, Ronald A Augsburg (0800675967) G
Word Became Flesh, The (Unison or SA & Keyboard) Rohlig, Harald Concordia (97-5165) * C
Word Became Flesh, The (SA & Keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7160) *

* out of print

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CHRISTMAS MASS AT DAWN—YEAR A, B, C

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
A Child is Born in Bethlehem (SATB) Batastini GIA G
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
Zimmermann, Heinz Werner
Pelz
Concordia (98-2177)
Augsburg
G
Be Joyful, O Daughters of Zion (SATB) Titcomb, Everett Carl Fischer (CM 437) C
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light (SATB) Bach, J. S. Concordia (98-1069) *
Augsburg (080065854X)
E
Choral Fanfare for Christmas (SATB or TTBB, Organ or Brass) Nelson, Ronald A. Boosey & Hawkes (OCTB5337) G
Christus Natus Est (SATB) Marshall, Jane GIA (G-5144) G
Daughter of Zion (SATB, Organ, Keyboard)
Clokey, Joseph W. Presser (312.21295) 1, C
Ecce Concipies (SATB, Latin)
Ecce Concipies (SATB, Latin, English)
Ecce Concipies (SATB, Latin)
Handl, Jacob
Handl, Jacob/Simkins, Cyril F.
Handl, Jacob
Arista (AE 243)
Concordia (98-2244) *
J.& W. Chester (JWC 55107)
E
Fanfare for Christmas Day (SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets) Shaw, Martin G. Schirmer (GSCH 8745) G
Gaudete (SATB, Handbells, Drum, Finger Cymbals) Batastini, Robert J. GIA (G-3056) C
Gentle Mary (SATB) Ferris WLP G
Good Christian Friends Rejoice (SATB/divisi) Bedford St. James Press G
Good Christian Friends Rejoice (SATB, Keyboard) Ferguson, John Concordia (98-3069) * G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SATB, Organ, Latin/English) Aston, Peter Novello (MW 44) G
Hodie Christus Natus Est from “Ten Venetian Motets” (SSA/SATB, Latin) Bassano, Giovanni Oxford G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (Unison/2-part, keyboard)
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SATB, Keyboard)
Bedford, Michael Choristers Guild (CGA 421)
Choristers Guild (CGA )
1, PS, G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SATB) Mathias, William H. Oxford (A400) G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SSATTB) Schütz, Heinreich G. Schirmer (HL 50318390) G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (Refrain in Latin, verses in English)
(SATB, Solo, opt. desc., 7 Handbells, Flute, Guitar)
O’Brien, Fran GIA (G-5913) G
Hodie Christus Natus Est Marenzio CPDL G
Hodie Christus Natus Est Palestrina CPDL G
Hodie Christus Natus Est (SSATB)  Sweelinck, J. P. 
Sweelinck, J. P. 
Novello (290162) 
CPDL
P, G
I Will Greatly Rejoice in the Lord (Unison w/descant) Young Concordia (98-3093) * 1
Lord is King, The (SATB, keyboard)
Lord is King, The (SATB)
Schütz, Heinreich/Leopold, Ulrich S.
Schütz, Heinreich
Chantry Music
Presser (352.00006)
1, PS
Lord is King! Let the Earth Rejoice, The (SAB, Organ)
Brandon, George Concordia (98-2477) * 11, PS
Lord Reigns, The
(SATB, Organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani)
Wapen, Francis Concordia (97-5128) 11, PS
On This Day Earth Shall Ring (SATB, Organ/Keyboard) Hillert, Richard Concordia (98-3149) G
Pastores Loque Bantur (SSATBB, Latin/English) Victoria, Tomas Luis/Payson, Arnold Franck (F 538) G
People Who Walked in Darkness (SAB) Gieseke, Richard Concordia (97-5481) E
Rejoice Greatly (Unison, keyboard) Petzold, Johannes Augsburg (11-1651) * C
Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion from“Messiah” (Soprano) Händel, George F. Various editions C
Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (SATB, keyboard) Kosche, Kenneth T. Concordia (98-3084) C
Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (SA or TB & keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (98-1113) * C
Rejoice, Thy King Cometh (SAB) Powell, Robert J. Abingdon (APM 535) C
Shout for Joy (SATB) Peloquin, C. Alexander GIA (G-1624) 1, PS
Sing, O Daughters of Zion (SAB, Soprano solo) Bender, Jan Concordia (98-2517) * C
Unto Us Is Born God’s Son (SATB, Organ) Ferguson, John Augsburg (0800652398) * G
Verga Jesse Bruckner CPDL G
Virgin Born We Bow Before You (SATB) Chepponis GIA G
Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The (SATB) Trapp Morning Star G

* out of print

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CHRISTMAS DAY MASS—YEAR A, B, C

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
A Child is Born in Bethlehem (SATB) Batastini GIA G
All the Ends of the Earth (2-part choir, solo, organ) Peloquin, C. Alexander GIA (G-1655) PS, C
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
And the Word Became Flesh (SATB)
Zimmermann, Heinz Werner
Pelz
Concordia (98-2177)
Augsburg
G
Anointed of God (SATB, Piano or Organ) Powell, Robert J. Abingdon (APM-460) 2
Babe Is Born in Bethlehem, A (SATB, Organ) Van Dyke, Paul C. Flammer (A-5549) E
Born on This Day (SATB, Organ, Flute, Oboe, Cello) Proulx, Richard Trinitas (OCP) (4548) G
Child Is Born in Bethlehem, A (SATB, 8 Handbells) Batastini, Robert (arr.) GIA (G-2309) E
Child Is Born in Bethlehem, A (SATB, organ) Nestor, Leo E.C. Schirmer (ECS 4389) E
Child Is Born in Bethlehem, A (SAB, 5 Handbells) Proulx, Richard GIA (G-4651) E
For Unto Us A Child Is Born from “Messiah”
(SAB, SATB, keyboard or orchestra)
Händel, G. F. Various Editions E
For Unto Us A Child Is Born (SATB, English,German) Clemens no Papa/Tortolano, William GIA (G-2979) E
For Unto Us A Child Is Born
(SAB, Soprano, Alto, Bass soli, 2 violins, continuo,
English/German)
Krieger, J. P. Concordia (97-4692) E
Gentle Mary (SATB) Ferris WLP G
Glory of God the Father, The (SATB) Houland, Egil Walton (W2973) G
Good Christian Friends Rejoice (SATB/divisi) Bedford St. James Press G
Grace to You (SATB) Langlais, Jean Hinshaw (HMC 423) G
How Beautiful Upon the Mountains (SATB, Keyboard) Butler, Eugene Carl Fischer (CM 8130) 1
How Beautiful Upon the Mountains (SA or TB, Keyboard) Carter, John Hinshaw (HMC 329) 1
How Beautiful Upon the Mountains (SATB, Organ) Stainer, John Novello (018330) 1
How Beautiful Are the Feet of Him from “Messiah” (SATB)
How Beautiful Are the Feet of Him
from “Messiah” (TTBB)
How Beautiful Are the Feet of Him
from “Messiah” (SA)
Händel, George F. Various editions
E.C. Schirmer (912)
E.C. Schirmer (1129)
1
In Dulci Jubilo Culloton MSM  
In the Beginning (SATB, Organ, opt. Oboe) Ferguson, John Kjos (8885) G
In the Beginning Was the Word (SATB, Keyboard) Ryan-Wenger, Michaelq Augsburg (0800649230) G
Not-Yet Flower, The (Unison, tape) Felciano, Richard E.C. Schirmer (2937) G
O For a Thousand Tongues
(SATB, Soprano & Bass Soli, Organ, opt. Brass)
Beck, John Ness Gentry (G-308) PS, C
O Sing Unto the Lord (TBB, Organ) Dello Joio, N. Carl Fischer (CM 7138) PS, C
O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
(SSATBB, Bass solo, organ, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones)
Willan, Healey C.F. Peters (6016) PS, C
Of the Father's Love Begotten
(SATB, optional 18-20 Handbells)
Crosier, Katherine (arr.) GIA (G-2837) 2, G
Of the Father's Love Begotten (2-part, percussion) Connolly, Michael (arr.) World Library (WLP 008679) 2, G
Processional for Christmas (Divinum Mysterium
(2 voices, Soprano solo, keyboard, opt. 13-14 Handbells)
Hirten, John Karl GIA (G-3711) 2
Psalm 98 (SATB) Bourgeois, Louis (Van Halsema, Dick) Carl Fischer (CM 6982) PS, C
Psalm 98 (TBB, organ or Brass Quintet) Crawford, John Oxford (94.102) PS, C
Psalm 98 (SATB, a capella) Distler, Hugo Arista (AE 110) PS, C
Psalm 98 (SATB) Jansen, Tim Morningstar (St. Louis Series) PS, C
Psalm 98 (SATB, Trumpet) Martinson, Joel Concordia (98-3225) * PS, C
Psalm 98 (SA, organ) Nelson, Ronald Augsburg (11-1634) PS, C
Psalm 98 (SATB/SATB, a capella)
Psalm 98 (SATB/SATB, a capella,
German only)
Psalm 98 (SATB/SATB, a capella)
Schütz, Heinreich/Kaplan, A.
Schütz, Heinreich/Wullner, F.
Mills (60829)
Barenreiter (2398)
G. Schirmer (5962)
PS, C
Psaume XCVIII (SSATB, a capella) Gallus, Jacobus Galaxy PS, C
Puer Natus Est Nobis (SAB, Latin, English)
Puer Natus Est Nobis (SAB, Latin, English)
Morales, Cristobal/Stone, Kurt
Morales, Cristobal/Proulx, Richard
Broude Brothers (BB4071)
GIA (G-4154)
E
Puer Natus In Bethlehem (SATB, C instrument, Continup) Werner, Gregor/Klammer,Edward GIA (G-3034) E
Quam Pulchri super Montes (SATB) Berger, Jean Concordia (98-1477) 1
Rosa Mystica (SATB) Waddell, Chrysogonus World Library (007222) * G
Sing to the Lord (choral introit w/bells) Hopson MSM PS
Sing to the Lord a Brand New Song
(SATB, a capella,
English/German)
Schütz, Heinreich GIA (G-1790) PS, C
Sing to the Lord a New Song (2-part mixed) Pachelbel, J. Concordia (98-3151) PS, C
Sing We Now of Christmas, NOEL NOUVELET (SATB) arr. Clemens, James E. World Library (008751) G
Sing We Now of Christmas, NOEL NOUVELET (SATB) arr. Zgodava, Richard Augsburg (9780800645250) G
Tender Shoot, A Goldschmidt, O. CPDL  
To Us A Child Is Born (SATB, organ) Schütz, Heinrich/Wunderlich, R.E. Concordia (98-1494) * E
Unto Us A Child Is Born (SATB/SATB) Franck, Melchior/Ehret, Walter Shawnee (A-1522) E
Unto Us A Child Is Born from “We Praise Thee,”
Vol. 1
(SSA)
Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7564) E
Verbum Caro Factum Est (SAB or TTB, Latin/English)
(SSATTB, Latin)
(SSATTB)
Hassler, Hans Leo/Wilhelm, Roger
Hassler, Hans Leo
Hassler, Hans Leo
Mark Foster (MF 129)
Arista (AE 289)
Tetra/Alexandre Broude (AB-140-9)
G
Verbum Caro Factum Est (SAB, Latin/English) Morales, Cristobal/Stone, Kurt Broude Brothers (BB 4071) G
Verbum Caro Factum Est (SATB) Proulx, Richard GIA (G-4158) G
Verbum Caro Factum Est (SATB) De Rivulo, Franziscus Aureole/MorningStar (AE 102) G
Verga Jesse Bruckner CPDL G
Virgin-Born, We Bow Before Thee (SATB) Stearns, Peter Pindar Paraclete Press (PPM00633) G
Virgin Born We Bow Before You (SATB) Chepponis GIA G
Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, The (SATB) Trapp Morning Star G
Wexford Carol (SATB, Keyboard) arr. Lakey, Richard Paraclete Press (PPM00326) G
Word Became Flesh, The (Unison or SA & Keyboard) Rohlig, Harald Concordia (97-5165) * G
Word Became Flesh, The (SA, Keyboard) Willan, Healey Concordia (97-7160) * G
Word Was Made Flesh, The (SATB, Organ) Reger, Max/Thomas, Paul Concordia (98-2389) G

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