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Christmas Hymn (A Virgin Unspotted)


Puer Natus in Bethlehem

Michael Praetorius

Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee, Frank Raab

Also hat Gott die Welt Geliebt

Heinrich Schütz

Resonet in Laudibus à 7

Michael Praetorius

Gloria and Sanctus (Missa Ego Flos Campi)

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla


William Byrd

Elaine DeMarco

Laudate Dominum

Claudio Monteverdi

Jody Lee, Laura Arnow

David Canright, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab


Heinrich Schütz

Elaine DeMarco, Troy Brunke

Jody Lee, Laura Frank

David Canright, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

The Old Year Now Away has Fled


Brian Jacobson

Christmas Hymn (A Virgin Unspotted)


Soloists: David Canright, Ed Moncrief, Andrew Passell

A virgin unspotted the Prophets foretold

Should bring forth a Saviour, which now you behold

To be our Redeemer, from death, hell and sin,

Which Adam’s transgression involved us in.

Then let us be merry,

Cast sorrow away,

Our Saviour Christ Jesus

Is born on this day.

Through Bethlehem city in Judah, it was

That Joseph and Mary together did pass;

And for to be taxed when thither they came,

Since Caesar Augustus commanded the same.

Then let us be merry…

But Mary’s full time being come, as we find,

She brought forth Her Firstborn to save all mankind;

The Inn being full for this Heavenly guest,

No place there was found for to lay him to rest.

Then let us be merry…

But Mary, blest Mary so meek and so mild,

Soon wrapped up in swadding this Heavenly child,

And tender she laid him where oxen to feed,

The great God of nature approved the deed.

Then let us be merry…

To teach us humility all this was done,

And learn we from hence haughty pride for to shun;

A manger his cradle who came from above,

The great God of mercy, of peace, and of love.

Then let us be merry…

Then presently after the shepherds did spy

Vast numbers of Angels to stand in the sky;

So merrily talking, so sweet they did sing,

For Glory and Grace to our Heavenly King.

Then let us be merry…

Puer Natus in Bethlehem

Michael Praetorius

Soloists: Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee, Frank Raab

Part 1:

Puer natus in Bethlehem, unde gaudet Hierusalem. Alleluia.

Singet, jubiliret, triumpiret unserm Herren dem König der Ehren.

A boy is born in Bethlehem, whence Jerusalem rejoices. Alleluia.

Sing, rejoice, triumph for our Lord the King of Glory

Reges de Saba veniunt, aurum, thus, myrrham offerunt. Alleluia. Singet…

Kings of Sheba came, offering gold, incense and myrrh. Alleluia. Sing…

Hic jacet in praesepio qui regnat sine termino. Alleluia. Singet…

Mein Herzens Kindlein, mein liebstes Freundlein, O Jesu.

Here lies in a manger he who reigns without end. Alleluia. Sing…

Child of my heart, my dearest little friend, O Jesus.


Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem

Des freuet sich Jerusalem, Alleluja.

A child is born at Bethlehem

for whom Jerusalem rejoices

Hie leit es in dem Krippelein

Ohn Ende ist die Herrschaft sein. Alleluja.

He lies here in the manger

who reigns eternally,

Sein Mutter ist die reine Magd, die reine Magd

die ohn ein Mann geboren hat, Alleluja.

His mother is the pure maid, the pure maid

who gave birth to a man

Zu dieser weihnachtlichen Zeit

Sei Gott gelobt in Ewigkeit. Alleluia.

In this Christmas season

may God be praised for ever

Part 2:

In hoc natali gaudio benedicamus Domino. Alleluia. Singet…

On this joyous birthday, let us bless the Lord. Alleluia. Sing…

Laudetur sancta Trinitas, Deo dicamus gratias. Alleluia. Singet…

The holy Trinity be praised. Let us give thanks to God. Alleluia. Sing…

Lobt ihn mit Schalle ihr Christen alle.

Praise him with sound, all you Christians.


Für solche gnadenreiche Zeit, gnadenreiche Zeit,

sei Gott gelobet in Ewigkeit, Alleluja.

For such graceful time, graceful time,

Blessed be God forever

Lob sei der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit, Dreifaltigkeit

nun und in alle Ewigkeit, Alleluja.

Praise be to the Holy Trinity, Trinity

now and forever

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt

Heinrich Schütz

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt,

daß er seinen eingebornen Sohn gab,

auf daß alle, die an ihn glauben,

nicht verloren werden,

sondern das ewige Leben haben.

For God so loved the world

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him

should not perish,

but have everlasting life.

Resonet in Laudibus à 7

Michael Praetorius

Soloists: Judi Moncrief, Marilyn Maxner, Jody Lee, Elaine DeMarco, Laura Arnow

Resonet in laudibus

cum jucundis plausibus

Sion cum fidelibus:

apparuit quem genuit Maria.

Sunt impleta quae praedixit Gabriel.

Eya, eya, Virgo Deum genuit

quod divina voluit clementia.

Hodie apparuit in Israel:

Ex Maria Virgine est natus Rex.

Let praises resound

with joyous acclaim:

To Sion’s faithful

the child born of Mary has appeared.

What Gabriel foretold has been fulfilled.

Eia, A Virgin bore God,

As the divine mercy willed.

Today He has appeared in Israel:

From the Virgin Mary is born a King.

Gloria and Sanctus (Missa Ego Flos Campi)

Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

Solo quartet: Jody Lee, Laura Frank, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.

Laudamus te. Benedicimus te.

Adoramus te. Glorificamus te.

Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.

Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens.

Domine Fili unigenite, Iesu Christe.

Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.

Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.

Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.

Quoniam tu solus Sanctus. Tu solus Dominus.

Tu solus Altissimus, Iesu Christe.

Cum Sancto Spiritu, in gloria Dei Patris.


Glory to God in the highest,

and, peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,

Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.

Osanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit

in nomine Domini.

Osanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he that cometh

in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest


William Byrd

Soloist: Elaine DeMarco

My sweet little Baby, what meanest Thou to cry?

Be still, my blessed Babe, though cause Thou hast to mourn,

Whose blood most innocent to shed the cruel king has sworn;

And lo, alas! behold what slaughter he doth make,

Shedding the blood of infants all, sweet Saviour, for Thy sake.

A King, a King is born, they say, which King this king would kill.


O woe and woeful heavy day when wretches have their will!

Lulla, la-lulla, lulla, lullaby.

Laudate Dominum

Claudio Monteverdi

Soloists: Jody Lee, Laura Arnow, David Canright, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; laudate eum, omnes populi.

Quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus,

et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,

et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

O praise the Lord, all ye people: praise him, all ye nations.

For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us:

and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen.


Heinrich Schütz

I: Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum

My soul doth magnify the Lord:

Soloist: Mark Stevens

II: et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo.

and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Soloists: Troy Brunke, Elaine DeMarco

III: Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ:

ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.

For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden.

For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

Soloists: Jody Lee, Laura Frank, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

IV: Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius,

Soloists: Jody Lee, Laura Frank, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

V: et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

VI: Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,

dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.

He hath showed strength with his arm:

he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

VII: Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles;

He hath put down the mighty from their seat:

and hath exalted the humble and meek.

Soloists: Jody Lee, David Canright, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

VIII: esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.

He hath filled the hungry with good things:

and the rich he hath sent empty away.

Soloist: Frank Raab

IX: Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ,

He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel:

Soloist: Jody Lee

X: sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in sæcula.

as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

Soloist: Mark Stevens

XI: Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

Soloists: Jody Lee, Laura Frank, Mark Stevens, Frank Raab

The Old Year Now Away has Fled


Soloist: Brian Jacobson

The old year now away is fled,

The new year it is entered;

Then let us all our sins down tread,

And joyfully all appear.

Let's merry be this holiday,

And let us run with sport and play,

Hang sorrow, let's cast care away

God send us a merry new year!

And now with New Year's gifts each friend

Unto each other they do send;

God grant we may our lives amend,

And that truth may now appear.

Now like the snake cast off your skin

Of evil thoughts and wicked sin,

And to amend this new year begin:

God send us a merry new year!

Come, give's more liquor when I do call,

I'll drink to each one in this hall,

I hope that so loud I must not bawl,

So unto me lend an ear.

Good fortune to my master send,

And to our dame which is our friend,

Lord bless us all, and so I end:

God send us a happy new year!


And the Pastyme Consort


Laura Arnow, Elaine DeMarco, Jody Lee

Marilyn Maxner, Judi Moncrief


Nona Childress, Laura Frank, Robin Jensen

MaryClare Martin, Kellie Morgantini


David Canright, Brian Jacobson, Ed Moncrief, Mark Stevens


Russell Frank, Andrew Passell, Frank Raab, Francis Toldi

Baroque Guitar

Robert McNamara


Michael Cushing, Suzanne Mudge, John Thomas


Elizabeth Gaver, Nona Childress

Viola da Gamba

Troy Brunke, Jefferson DeMarco, Laura Frank

Russell Frank, Penny Hanna


Francis Toldi


Laura Arnow, Ursi Frei, Igor Poklad


Pauline Troia


Marilyn Maxner


Mike Novo

Artistic Director

Jefferson DeMarco