St Mary Schola Listen to Some of Our Music

"A Child is Born"

Schola performed the Advent 2013 concert twice, first in Portland at The Cathedral of St. Luke, and then in Falmouth at St. Mary's. (A concert scheduled for Kennebunkport was cancelled due to a storm.) The music presented here was recorded live at the first concert at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland on Friday evening, Dec. 13th.

You may read this concert's program here!
   

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Title Composer Featured Artists
1. Sybil's Prophesy: Processional Hymn

Plain chant
10-11th century
2. Sibylla Tiburtina

Orlandus Lassus
(1530-1594)
3. Veni Domini

Christóbal de Morales
(abt. 1500-1553)
4. Psalm 84

Heinrich Schütz
(1585-1672)
5. Jesus soll mein erstes Wort
(from Cantata 171)

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
6. Hodie Christus natus est

Giovanni Gabrieli
(1554-1612)

7. Puer natus in Bethlehem

Michael Praetorius
(abt. 1571-1621)
8. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
(for double choir)

Samuel Scheidt
(1587-1654)
 
9. Wilkommen, werther Schatz (from Cantata 36)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
Solo: John D. Adams, bass;
Mary Jo Carlsen, violin I;
Madeline Kapp, violin II;
Evan Cuddy, viola;
Basso Continuo:
Todd Borgerding, viol da gamba; Timothy Burris, theorbo; Bruce Fithian, positif organ
10. Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen (from Cantata 36)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
Solo: Erin Chenard, soprano;
Mary Jo Carlsen, violin;
Basso Continuo:
Todd Borgerding, viol da gamba; Timothy Burris, theorbo; Bruce Fithian, positif organ
11. Geliebter Jesu (from Cantata 16)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
12. Du Herr, du krönest allein das Jahr
(from Candata 187)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
Solo: Andrea Graichen,
mezzo soprano;
Michael Albert, oboe;
Mary Jo Carlsen, violin I;
Madeline Kapp, violin II;
Basso Continuo:
Todd Borgerding, viol da gamba; Timothy Burris, theorbo; Bruce Fithian, positif organ
13. Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben
(from Cantata 77)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
14. Wachet, betet, betet, wachet!
(from Cantata 70)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)