Searle Wright and St. Paul's Chapel Choir, Columbia University, Christmas 1966

Music of the Christmas Carol and Candlelight Service, Dec. 15, 1966       ... through a glass, darkly ...

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Uniquely vigorous and compelling music-making, especially Searle's way of playing hymns.
Informal recording, not hi-fi, and, alas, poorly edited here and there, but irreplaceable nonetheless.
The prelude is played by Keith D. Shawgo, Jr., Assistant Organist

Prelude: Carol (Percy Whitlock)
Processional: O Come, All Ye Faithful

1. I Saw Three Ships,  Lulla-Lullabye,  While By My Sheep,  Verbum Caro Factum Est
2. A Babe Lies in A Cradle,  Calypso Carol,  Deck the Hall
3. When Mary Lay Trembling,  Wassail Carol,  The First Nowell,  Welcome and Offertory Sentences
4. What Cheer? Good Cheer,  O Bethlehem,  Personent Hodie,  Improvisation and Doxology

Recessional: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Postlude: In Dulci Jubilo (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)



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