MusicNotes Dec24-25


December 24-25

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The music ministry has been working very hard to prepare a lot of beautiful music for this weekend. This weekend, we will hear from the Family Choir, the St. Mary's Choir, the MaryRingers, a brass quartet, cantors, and soloists. Because there is so much, I am simply listing the selections, without too much commentary. Please come early to not only get a seat, but also to enjoy the carols and anthems that begin 30 minutes before each mass. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve 5:00p

Anthems to include-

Innkeeper, Roger Emmerson (b. 1950)

Do You Hear What I Hear?, arr. Harry Simeone (1911-2005)

These anthems will be sung by the Family Choir, a group that sings every year for the Christmas Eve 5p Mass, and is open to all ages.

Christmas Eve 10:00p


Carol-              Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Congregation)

Anthem-          In the Bleak Midwinter, Harold Darke (1888-1976) (Choir)

Carol-              The First Nowell (Congregation)

Anthem-          Sir Christèmas, William Mathias (1934-1992) (Choir)

Instrumental-   O Little Town of Bethlehem, arr. John Ferguson (b. 1941) (MaryRingers and Organ)

Carol-              Angels We Have Heard on High (Congregation)

Anthem-          A Child, My Choice, Richard Dirksen (1921-2003) (Choir)

Anthem-          Conditor alme siderum, arr. Richard Robert Rossi (Choir and MaryRingers)

Preparation of the Gifts- A Jubilant Song, Allen Pote (b. 1945) (Choir, Organ, and Brass)

Communion Meditation- Night of Silence/Silent Night

Postlude- Hallelujah (from Messiah), George Friderich Handel (Choir, Organ, and Brass)

Guest musicians

Stephen and Kade Goforth, trumpets

Brian Haapanen - trombone

Greg Funk - bass trombone

Christmas Day 10:30a

Prelude- A la venue de Noël, Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)

Preparation of the Gifts- A Jubilant Song, Allen Pote

Postlude- In dulci jubilo (BWV 729), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Will Buthod
Director of Music
Church of St. Mary
(918) 749 2561, ext 120
1347 E. 49th Pl.
Tulsa, OK 74105

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