The Harvard University Choir
Edward Elwyn Jones, choirmaster
Christian Lane, organ
Professor Jonathan L. Walton presiding
live at the Memorial Church
at Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
December 16, 2013
live broadcast on WHRB-FM

The 104th annual Christmas Carols Service at Harvard Memorial Church
[following a day of bomb scares...]

79:57 minutes


101 radio intro 0:20

102 "The Lamb" - John Tavener, lyrics by William Blake 3:20
103 "Adeste Fidelis" - John Francis Wade [attributed] 5:42
104 Invocation and greetings 2:40

105 First Lesson: Luke 1:26-38 2:27

106 "Ave Maria" - Franz Biebl [1964] 5:36
107 "There Is No Rose" - Benjamin Britten 2:15
108 "The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came" - traditional Basque carol 2:41
109 "Sing of a Girl" - Peter Niedmann, lyrics by Damien Lundy 4:44
110 "Myn Lyking" - Richard Runciman Terry, after a 15th century Middle English hymn 2:44

111 Second Lesson: Luke 2:1-14 2:19

112 "While Shepherds Watched" ("Sherburne") - Daniel Read, lyrics by Nahum Tate 1:49
113 "An Heavenly Sing" - Carson P. Cooman, after an anonymous medieval carol 2:27
114 "Angels We Have Heard On High" - traditional French melody 3:53
115 "Sussex Carol"- traditional English carol, David Wilcocks arrangement 1:36
116 "The Christ Child" - Gabriel Jackson, lyrics by G.K. Chesterson 4:21

117 Third Lesson: Matthew 2:1-11 2:41

118 "Christmas Eve" - Samuel Barber [1920] 4:08,
- world premiere [first performed at the Dec.15, 2013 concert]
of new version reconstructed by Iain Quinn
119 "King Jesus Hath a Garden" - traditional Dutch carol 3:15
120 "Personent hodie" - 16th century song from the "Piae Cantiones",
adapted by Gustav Holst 2:59
121 "O Magnum Mysterium" - Nicholas White 2;34
122 "Evergreen" - Daniel Pinkham, lyrics by Robert Hillyer 3:15
123 "Stille Nacht" ("Silent Night") - Franz Xaver Gruber 4:48
124 "Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul" - Gustav Nyquist, lyrics by Edvard Evers 2:38
125 "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - Felix Mendelssohn 3:26
126 closing remarks 1:06


Notes: the broadcast included a roughly 35-minute-long organ prelude program,
but apparently neither the audience nor the radio announcer thought it was
part of the program so the radio chatter and loud audience chatting
eventually drowned it out so it isn't included here.
One selection, "Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King/Go Tell It On the Mountain",
is also omitted because of some blasts of loud RFI that ruined it.

FM broadcast, FM tuner>PC>WAV>tracked and edited in audio editor>WAVs>
SBEs repaired, checksum files and FLAC-8 files created in Trader's Little Helper

Standard disclaimer: This was recorded from an analog FM broadcast.
There may be audible FM hiss and other flaws.

A Zootype project, December 2013

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