Christmas Concert 1973 (Midnight Mass)

Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
John Cardinal Krol, Principle Celebrant
The Collegiate Choir of the Cathedral-Basilica
The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Boychoir
Mary Ann Tancredi, Soprano Soloist
Mr. Robert Bookhart, Bass Soloist
Andrea McAndrews, Contralto Soloist
Peter LaManna, D.Mus., Director of Music
Rosemary Hudecheck, B. Mus., Assistant Director
Robert Russell, Organist
Mr. David Jones, Cantor
Members of the Overbrook High School Chamber Orchestra

Pre-mass Concert of Sacred Music
Track 1: (2.29) Boychoir: Shepherds Up, Your Watch to Take, Arr. LaManna
Track 2: (0.47) Choir: Ave Maria, Vittoria
Track 3: (2.24) Combined Choirs: O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Arr. Della Picca (Click here for more info)
Track 4: (2.22) Organ Interlude

Christmas Music
Track 5: (3.13) Combined Choirs: Silent Night, Arr. Shaw-Parker
Track 6: (2.23) Organ Interlude part 1
Track 7: (1.31) Organ Interlude part 2
Track 8: (3.21) Choir: And the Glory, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel (Click here for the libretto)
Track 9: (5.58) Bass Soloist: The Proclamation, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel
Track 10: (2.07) Soprano: There Were Shepherds, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel
And lo, the Angel
And the angel said unto them
And Suddenly, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel
Track 11: (2.27) Choir: Glory to God, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel
Track 12: (4.31) Contralto: Come Unto Him, from The Messiah by G. F. Handel
Come unto Him, all ye that labour, come unto Him that are heavy laden, and He will give you rest.
Take his yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Track 13: (3.53) Choir: Hodie Christus Natus Est, Sweelinck
Track 14: (4.05) Choir: O Magnum Mysterium, Vittoria
Track 15: (2.29) Choir: Christmas Day, A Choral Fantasy on Old Carols, by Gustav Holst
Track 16: (2.59) Choir: O Come all Ye Faithful, (Adeste, Fideles), John Francis Wade
Track 17: (7.46) Choir: Domijnus Disit, Gregorian
The Lord said to me, "You are my Son, before the daystar I have begotten you."
Track 18: (2.39) Cantor: Responsorial Psalm: Today is born a Savior, Christ the Lord

The following are from an earlier concert,
as they are not on the program and the tape appears overwritten.
Track 19: (1.39) Solist & Choir: Hallelujah
Track 20: (4.47) Organ & Choir: Joy to the World, Isaac Watts, music by Handel
Track 21: (3.19) Choir: Unknown

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Technical information:
Recorded by Robert Russell on reel-reel tape
Digital conversion by of Chattanooga, TN