Sacred Classics, Epiphany Program, January 6–7, 2018

  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are — Robert Shaw Chorale
  • The Three Kings — arranged by Peter Cornelius, sung at the Washington National Cathedral
  • I Saw Three Ships — King's College, UK, Choir
  • St. John's Cathedral, Denver, Colorado:
              Arise, shine, for your light has come — Pearson, Donald
              Epiphany Alleluias — Weaver, John
  • Choral works by Healey Willan, at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL:
              The Three Kings
              What is this lovely fragrance?
  • How Brightly Shines the Morning Star (BWV 739) — Bach, J.S. (Edgar Krapp, organist, at Passau Cathedral, Germany)
  • We have seen his star — Caldwell, Mary (Crystal Cathedral Choir, CA)
  • From Starry Skies Descending — Robt. Grogan, carilloneur, at National Shrine, Washington, DC)
  • Lo! Star-Led Chiefs — Crotch, Wm. (Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • See, Amid the Winter's Snow — Goss, John (Riverside Church Choir, New York City)
  • Videntes stellam ("Seeing the star, the Magi were joyful") — Poulenc, Francis (Robert Shaw Festival Singers)
  • Epiphany organ improvisations by Gerre Hancock at St. Thomas Church, NY:
              I Saw Three Ships
              What Star is this?
  • Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen ("From Sheba will they all arrive, gold and frankincense bring") — Cantata 65 of J. S. Bach
  • Epiphany at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA:
              Organ Improvisation — Putnam, Christopher
              Christe, qui lux es et dies — White, Robert
              There Shall a Star from Jacob — from "Christus", by Felix Mendelssohn
              Christ, upon the mountain peak
  • Improvisation on "Hostis Herodes impie" — a Gregorian chant for Epiphany ("How vain the cruel Herod's fear, the Star proclaims the King is here"), by Dorothy Papadakos at the organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
  • How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, opus 40 — by Max Reger, performed by Edgar Krapp at the organ of Passau Cathedral, Germany