~ Released December 2019 ~

Searching for Stars

You are invited to a search for stars through nine centuries of song with the Choirs of St. Paul’s and Director Susan Jane Matthews, from the Medieval chant of Hildegard von Bingen and the Romantic keyboard music of Fanny Hensel, to Modern settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale by American Frank Ticheli and Latvian Ēriks Ešenvalds. 

Based on the program of music from the 2018 Christmas concert, Searching for Stars was recorded at the end of May by the Choirs of St. Paul’s (grade K through adults) accompanied by organ, string quintet, woodwinds, handbells, water-tuned glasses, and even Tibetan bowl.   

May you find stars to light your heart in this music this Christmas, and throughout the year.

The CD will be on sale for the first time at the reception following Advent Lessons and Carols on Saturday, December 7.  This CD will make a terrific gift for friends and families this Christmas.  Sales benefit the Choir School.  $ 20.

  1. Fanny Hensel | Präludium for organ
  2. Jan Sandström | Es ist ein Ros entsprungen  
  3. Jonathan Dove | Seek him that maketh the seven stars   
  4. John Karl Hirten  | As newborn stars  
  5. Hildegard von Bingen | Caritas abundat  
  6. John Tavener | Mother of God, here I stand 
  7. Frank Ticheli | There will be rest 
  8. Carol  | O little town of Bethlehem 
  9. Paul Edwards | No small wonder    
  10. Will Todd | My Lord has come
  11. Fanny Hensel | November (Das Jahr for piano)
  12. Carol | From heaven above to earth I come
  13. Fanny Hensel | December (Das Jahr for piano)
  14. Fanny Hensel | Nachspiel (Das Jahr for piano)
  15. Paul Halley | Huron Carol   
  16. Philip Ledger | On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)   
  17. Peter Cornelius | The Three Kings  
  18. Carol | Away in a manger  
  19. Ēriks Ešenvalds  | Stars  
  20. arr. Owain Park | Have yourself a merry little Christmas   
  21. Fanny Hensel | Postludium for organ