Jul, Jul

Music by Gustaf Nordqvist

Arranged by Chris de Silva

Jul is a common name for Christmas in Scandinavian languages; in this case, Chris has taken a Swedish carol and provided a new text. This one just feels right in a dimly lit church on Christmas Eve! Taken from Chris’ new Christmas collection Mysterium.

Carol of the Birds

Words and Arrangement by Chris de Silva

Many of us know this Catalonian carol as one of Pablo Casal’s favorite recital encores. And yes, Chris includes a cello part! Bird song is hinted at in the soprano and alto sections. This piece is hauntingly beautiful and also from Mysterium.

Love Came Down at Christmas

Words by Christina Rossetti

Music by Bernard Sexton

Rossetti’s famous Christmas text is deserving of a worthy setting and Bernard Sexton provides one. 


Go Tell It on the Mountain

Arranged by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton

Editor Michael Silhavy says, “I love the contrast between the rhythmic refrain and freer verses.”

When Angels Sing

Words by Herb Frombach

Music by Mark Miller

While the manger nor the Christ child are named, there’s no doubt the message of this message is at the heart of the Christmas story. Useful throughout the liturgical year. 

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