A Chanticleer Christmas is American Public Media's one-hour celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer, the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir. The program spans the globe and the centuries — from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.
Rorate cæli — Plainsong
O magnum mysterium — Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 - 1611)
Quem vidistis, pastores? — Andrea Gabrieli (c. 1533 - 1585)
Pastores loquebantur — Francisco Guerrero (1528 - 1599)
Hail Mary, Full of Grace — Anon. English, 15th C.
Mater Christi nobilis — Anon. English, 14th C.
E la don don and Ríu, ríu, chíu — Anon. Basque, 16th C.
A Hymn to the Virgin — Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Lulajże, Jezuniu from Cradle Songs — trad. Polish Carol, adapted Steven Stucky (b. 1949)
Die Stimme des Kindes — Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)
This feature is part of Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Holiday Programming.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen — trad. English Carol, arr. Reginald Jacques
I Wonder as I Wander — trad. American Carol, arr. Mark Keller
Gabriel's Message — trad. Basque Carol, arr. David Willcocks
The Holly and the Ivy — trad. English Carol, arr. Reginald Jacques & H.W. Davies
O Holy Night — Adolphe Adam/John Sullivan Dwight, arr. Joseph Jennings
Coventry Carol — trad. English Carol, arr. Jonathan Rathbone
Christmas Medley — Traditional, arr. Joseph Jennings