"A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas

A Holiday Reading with Musical Interludes

17 December 2013 – 7 PM

Immanuel Lutheran Church – San Jose, California

Daniel Pociernicki, Narrator

Christine Springer, Soprano

Brian Swager, Organ & Harp


Prelude: Gloucestershire Wassail English Traditional Carol arr. R. Vaughan Williams
The Story begins . . . "One Christmas was so much like another…"
See Amid the Winter's Snow John Goss arr. David Willcocks
The Story continues . . . "All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea…"
Noël: Joseph est bien marié Claude-Bénigne Balbastre
The Story continues . . . "Years and years ago, when I was a boy…"
Suo Gân Welsh Lullaby
The Story continues . . . "Get back to the Presents.…"
Conte de Noël Henriette Renié
The Story continues . . . "Were there Uncles like in our house?…"
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst
The Story continues . . . "For dinner we had turkey and blazing pudding…"
Noël Suisse Louis-Claude Daquin
The Story continues . . . "Bring out the tall tales…"
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn arr. David Willcocks
The Story concludes . . . "Always on Christmas might there was music.…"
The Christ-Child's Lullaby Scottish Carol from Songs of the Hebrides arr. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser
Silent Night Franz Gruber Harp Introduction arr. Thomas Bell
Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" in 1940…
White Christmas Irving Berlin

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