A Merry Christmas to everyone! If I did this right, this podcast dropped at right about midnight on Christmas Eve, and we hope you enjoy this gift of an hour or so of lovely Christmas choral music to let sing and play through your holy day!

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We hope you enjoy this music–me being me, it is unabashedly choral, because that’s what I love. If it helps keep you awake during a drive to a relative’s house for Christmas dinner once all your liturgies are done, that would be wonderful; if it helps put you to sleep after dinner and slip into a nice peaceful post-liturgical nap, that’s wonderful too.

Wishing you all good things–Merry Christmas to all, and God bless us, every one!


Music heard on this episode:
People Look East (G-6570)
For brass, organ and timpani
Arranged by: Sondra K. Tucker 

Comfort, Comfort Ye My People (G-2893)
by Louis Bourgeois Claude Goudimel
Edited By: Anne Heider

Angels We Have Heard on High (G-7603)
Arranged by: Eric M. Pazdziora 

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Arranged by Richard Proulx
As Recorded on Catholic Christmas Classics, CD-590

Como Estrella en Claro Cielo / As a Star on Cloudless Evenings (G-6405)
by Skinner Chavez-Melo , Arranged by: Richard Proulx   

En Natus Est Emmanuel (Praetorius) (G-5075)
From Psallite: Four Classic Motets for Christmas and General Use
by William Byrd Johann Walter Michael Praetorius 

Come Gladly, Come Gaily, Come Gather Together! (G-6077)
by Bob Moore
Text by Sylvia Dunstan
As Recorded on Like a Whisper in the Heart, CD-558

A La Nanita Nana (SSA chorus) (W5000) 
Arranged by: Norman Luboff

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (G-9281)
Concertato on MENDELSSOHN
Arranged by: Robert J. Powell 

Go Tell It on the Mountain (G-8106)
Arranged by: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

Folly and Love (G-5490)
Text and Music: John L. Bell 
As recorded on God Comes Tomorrow (CD-494)

Voces Angelorum (G-5496)
Text and Music: John L. Bell 
As recorded on God Comes Tomorrow (CD-494)

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice  (G-8341)
Arranged by: David Sims

A La Ru (G-6466)
Arranged by: John Donald Robb Richard Proulx
As Recorded on Catholic Christmas Classics, CD-590

A la Rorro Niño (G-3813)
Arranged by Donna Peña and Marty Haugen 

No Wind at the Window (G-7480)
Text by John Bell
Arranged by: Jennifer Kerr Budziak

The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (WW1660)
Arranged by: Susan LaBarr

Still, Still, Still (W3003) 
Arranged by: Norman Luboff 

Gaudete! (WLG149)
Arranged by: Michael Engelhardt

The First Nowell
Arranged by Richard Proulx
As Recorded on Catholic Christmas Classics, CD-590

Sing Amen! the Podcast, with Jennifer Kerr Budziak
Sound by Jim Bogdanich
Sing Amen! closing music: Amen, (from More Sublime Chant, CD-459, The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx, conductor. ©GIA Publications, Inc.)