St Mary Schola Listen to Some of Our Music

"Sing We Noel"

Schola performed this concert thrice in December, 2014, first in Portland at The Cathedral of St. Luke, then in Falmouth at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, and finally in Brunswick in First Parish Church. The first two pieces were recorded in Brunswick and the remainder are from the concert at St Lukes.

You may read the program for this concert here!

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Title Composer Featured Artists


Welcome Yule

1. Verbum Patris Humanatur

Medieval conductus, Aquitanian polyphony, 12th Century
2. Res nova mirabilis / Virgo, decus castitatis

Montpellier codex #58, 13th century

3. Resonet in laudibus

4. Joseph lieber, Joseph mein

Hieronymus Praetorius

The Word Made Flesh

5. Oh splendidissima gemma

von Bingen
6. Duet from Cantata 172

Johann Sebastian Bach

The Shepherds

7. Ehre sei Gott in Höhe

Andreas Hammerschmidt
8. Quem vidistis pastores dicite

Francis Poulenc
9. O magnum mysterium

Francis Poulenc

10. Angelus ad pastores ait (for double choir)

Hans Leo Hassler



11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV1051

Johann Sebastian Bach
12. Hodie Christus natus est, SWV 456

Heinrich Schütz
13. Behold, I bring you good tidings  

Henry Purcell
Soloists: John D. Adams,
Martin Lescault,
James M. Brown
Mary Jo Carlsen, violin I,
Madeline Kapp, violin II,
Evan Cuddy, viola,
Kathryn Sytsma, viol da gamba,
Shannon Allen, cello,
Timothy Burris, archlute,
Bruce Fithian, harpsichord