Christmas Concert 2015

Nativity Scene

Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton
Thursday 17 December 2015

Our annual Christmas concert at Minchinhampton began with a selection including traditional music from Germany. After the interval we had several gems, including works by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Joubert and Mark Blatchly

For this concert we were delighted to be joined by Organist Ian Fox.

And, what's more, seasonal refreshments were enjoyed by all during the interval


Stille Nacht Franz Gruber
Als ich bei meinen Schafen wacht 17th century German
Vom Himmel hoch, O Engel, kommt! 17th century German
O Jesulein süss! 17th century arr. J. S. Bach

Organ solo: Wachet auf!

J. S. Bach
In dulci jubilo 13th century arr. Michael Praetorius
Es ist ein Roess entsprungen 16th century arr Michael Praetorius
Quem pastores laudavere 14th century arr. Michael Praetorius

Organ solo: Noël suisse

Louis-Claude Daquin

O du fröhliche! O du selige!

Italian traditional, arr Johannes Daniel Falk

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her

Martin Luther arr. Michael Praetorius

Lo! he comes with clouds descending

Martin Madan

Adeste, fideles 18th century, arr Thomas Greatorex
The darkest midnight in December English traditional
Good people all, this Christmastime Irish traditional

Organ solo: Berceuse

Louis Vierne
Wither’s Rocking Hymn Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lullay my liking Gustav Holst

Organ solo: Rondeau

Jean-Joseph Mouret
There is no rose John Joubert
Torches John Joubert
Personent hodie arr Gustav Holst
Silent Night (solo: Celia McCabe) Franz Gruber arr. Mark Blatchly

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