"The Beloved Bull and the Sausage Horse"

by Daniel Pociernicki

A Christmas Fable with Musical Interludes

9 December 2014 – Immanuel Lutheran Church – San Jose, California

16 December 2014 – Unitarian Universalist Church – San Francisco, California

Daniel Pociernicki, Narrator

Christine Springer, Soprano

Brian Swager, Organ & Harp


Prelude: Once in Royal David's City Gauntlett/Alexander arr. David Willcocks
The Story begins . . . "In the faraway land of Spain…"
The Friendly Beasts 12th Century French Carol
The Story continues . . . "The months of November and December…"
Fum, Fum, Fum Traditional Catalan Carol
The Story continues . . . "As the bull slept soundly…"
The Christ-Child's Lullaby Scottish Carol
from Songs of the Hebrides
arr. Marjory Kennedy-Fraser
The Story continues . . . "Christmas Day passed…"
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst
The Story continues . . . "Christmas Eve found El Potso very ill,…"
Ding Dong! Merrily on High 16th Century French Carol
The Story continues . . . "The stranger was about to leave…"
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 Johann Sebastian Bach
The Story continues . . . "El Potso hurried into his shop…"
O Holy Night! Adolphe Adam
The Story continues . . . "Soon he heard the familiar knock…"
Interlude (from A Ceremony of Carols) Benjamin Britten
The Story continues . . . "El Potso watched the peculiar motion of the horse…"
O Come, All Ye Faithful 18th Century arr. David Willcocks
The Story concludes . . . "Several hours later he awakened to a loud commotion…"
Joy to the World Georg Friedrich Händel
Isaac Watts
"On December 24th, 1818…"
Silent Night Franz Gruber Harp Introduction arr. Thomas Bell

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  updated   14 DEC 2014   (B. Swager)