Sonoma Chanson Repertoire

* Christmas selection

Number Titlesort descending Composer/Arranger
192 12 Days of Christmas / Africa Richard Gregory / Ken Purchase tr. Cliff Weinstein
188 A Gaelic Blessing Daniel E. Gawthrop, arr Jan Lappin
142 A Merry Christmas * Traditional West Country carol, arranged by Arthhus Warrell
79 A-Roving Traditional shantey, originally “The Maid of Amsterdam”, arranged by Norman Luboff
3 A-Rovin’ Traditional Chantey, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
2 Adoramus Te Guiseppe Ottavio Pitoni (1637-1743)
69 Adoramus Te, Christe Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
27 Ain'-a That Good News Spiritual, set down by William L. Dawson before 1937
84 Alleluia
143 Amazing Grace Words by John Newton (1779), arranged by Ray Smith
183 Amazing Grace John Newton, Arr Dave Tracy
145 America the Beautiful Lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929), music by Samuel A. Ward (1847-1903); first published 1910.
56 America The Beautiful & America Words, Music and Arrangement by Joe Lilies
29 April is in my Mistress' face English Madrigal, Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
4 Aura Lee Words by William Whiteman Fosdick, (1825-62) tune by George R. Poulton (1855)
6 Ave Maria text 13th century, setting Jacob Arcadelt (?1514-after 1557)
59 Ave Maria Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
87 Ave Maria Franz Biebl
41 Ave Maria (SSATTBB)
5 Ave Maria 5 and 6 “Gregorian” plainchant, 13th cent. Tune acc. By Robert LeBlanc, 1948.
7 Ave Verum Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
38 Ave verum corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
8 Away to Rio Chantey, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
166 Baby It's Cold Outside Frank Loesser, arr by Dave Tracy
187 Beautiful Savior F. Melius Christiansen
92 Black is the Color Appalachian Folk Song, arranged by Stuart Churchill, before 1949
126 Blackbird The Beatles
124 Blackbird in My Yard Words and music by John Futhey
9 Bless the Lord, O My Soul Mikhail M. Ippolitov-Ivanov (1858-after 1929)
80 Blow Ye the Trumpet Kirke Mechem, American, born 1925, lives in San Francisco
81 Boatmen’s Dance, The American Minstrel song, credited to Dan Emmett in 1843, adapted by Aaron Copland (1900-1990), transcribed by Irving Fine
133 Bright Morning Star Traditional song from Harlan County, Kentucky, arranged by Fred Squatrito
171 Bring Him Home Herbert Kretzmer and Claude Michel-Shonberg, arr. Dave Tracy
10 Brothers. Sing On! Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
125 Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) Lyrics by Mort Dixon, music by Ray Henderson
113 Call Me Irresponsible (1962) Music by Jimmy van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn
11 Careless Love Arranged by Keith McLeod
104 Carol of the Birds * Catalan Carol, English text by Deems Taylor and Kurt Schindler, Arranged by Robert Vickery
98 Carol of the Drum * (1941) Katherine Kennicott Davis, American (1892-1980)
194 Children Go Where I Send Thee Traditional, arr. Dave Tracy
156 Christmas Angel * Music and lyrics by Corlynn Hanney (1993)
26 Come Again, Sweet Love English Madrigal, John Dowland (1563-1662)
12 Confitemini Domino Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
30 Crucifixus Antonio Lotti (?1667-1740)
28 Dana-Dana Lajos Bardos
13 De Animals a-Comin' Tune and text rendered by Maginel Wright Barney, 1933, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
122 Deck the Hall * Traditional Welsh tune, 16th century, from Nos Galan; Words American, 19th century
175 Deep River Traditional, arranged by Dave Tracy
162 Delivered From the Hands of Pharoah O. A. Parris/Eugene Wright
95 Der Gondelfahrer Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
45 Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
150 Ding-a Ding-a Ding * Lyrics and music by Greg Gilpin
131 Down by the Sally Gardens Text by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish tune arranged by Marc Rosedale
48 Down in the Valley Harlan County, Kentucky Folk Tune arranged by George Mead
55 Eternal Father (1860) Words: William Whiting (1825-18758, music; John B. Dykes, (1823-1876) arranged by Dave Tracy
110 Falling in Love with Love From The Boys from Syracuse (1938); Words by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943); music by Richard Rodgers
176 Fiddler's Green Traditional sea chanty, arranged by Dave Tracy
139 Fun, Fun, Fun Music and Lyrics by Brian Wilson and Michael Love, arranged by Jeff Funk.
15 Gaudeamus igitur German Student drinking song, poem composed ca. 1700, old German melody
88 Gentle Annie Stephen Foster (1826-1864)
129 Georgia on My Mind
127 Give My Regards to Broadway
35 Gloria from Missa Mater Patris
58 God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * English, before 1843; author unknown
93 Gonna Rise Up Singin’ Words and Music by Don Besig (1977)
39 Great White Host, The Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
174 Grey Funnel Line, The Cyril Tawney, arranged by Dave Tracy
164 Happy Birthday To You Words and Music by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill, Arranged by Robert F. Clark
34 Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded?
159 How Can I Keep from Singing arr. by David Tracy, based on a hymn by Robert Wadsworth Lowry
89 Humble Negro spiritual, collected in South Carolina in 1934 and arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
168 I Can't Help Falling in Love with You Music by George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore; arranged by Dave Tracy
172 I Don't Know Why Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert, arr. Mel Knight
61 I Dream of Jeanie Stephen Foster (1826-1864)
16 I Gave Her Cakes Traditional English Round
49 I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ Lyrics; Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) Du Bose Heyward, Music: George Gershwin (1898-1937), arranged by William Stickles.
64 I love My Love Traditional Cornish Folksong, setting by Gustave Holst (1874-1934) arranged by Jameson Marvin
44 I Want a Girl
54 I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me Psalm 122; music by C. Hubert M. Parry, (1848-1918) arranged by S. K. Hill.
167 I'll Be Home for Christmas Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, arranged by Dave Tracy
151 If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis (15??–1585)
70 In Dulci Jubilo * Words: Heinrich Seuse, ca. 1328; Music ca. 1400
32 In Stiller Nacht Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
62 In the Still of the Night Cole Porter (1891-1964) arranged by William Stickles
120 Infant Holy * Traditional Polish carol in Spewniczek Piesni Koscielne, 1908; Music by W. Zlobie Lezy; Translated and arranged by Edith M. Reed
163 Irish Blessing
105 It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas Words and music by Meredith Willson, before 1951, arranged by Stuart Churchill
170 Java Jive Milton Drake and Ben Oakland, Arr. by Bluegrass Student Union
57 Jesu Bambino * Words; Frederick Herman Martens (American, born 1874) Music; Pietro Alessandro Yon (Italo-American, 1886-1943)
17 Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl Traditional English Round
130 Lazy River Words and music by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin; arranged by Tom Gentry
128 Lida Rose
63 Linden Lea English; Words by William Barnes, music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), arranged by Julius Harrison
140 Lion Sleeps Tonight Solomon Linda (1920s)
42 Little Innocent Lamb
71 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming * German; Speyer Hymnal, 1599, harmonized by Michael Pretorius, 1609.
99 Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming * German; Speyer Hymnal, 1599, harmonized by Michael Pretorius, 1609.
53 Long Day Closes, The Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900)
173 Lord Bless You and Keep You, The Peter C. Lutkin, arranged by Dave Tracy
191 Lost Chord, The Adelaide A Proctor / Sir Arthur Sullivan, arr. J C Macy
169 Love Letters as sung by Dealer's Choice
114 Love Walked In Music George Gershwin, 1930; lyrics Ira Gershwin, 1937.
160 Magnificat Canticle of the Virgin Mary, Luke 1:46-55; Healy Willan, HWC 289 (1954)
149 Mam'selle Words by Mack Gord, music by Edmund Goulding, arranged by Tom Sando
37 Mary Had a Baby * Spiritual, William L. Dawson, set down before 1947
147 Maverick Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, music by David Buttolph
91 Men of Harlech Welsh Traditional
152 My Funny Valentine
190 No L (Oh, Well) Traditional ... sort of
132 Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), music by Robert H. Young
97 Nowel * (1961) Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
120 O Come Emmanuel * (Veni, veni, Emmanuel) Latin from 14th century; translated by John Mason Neale (1818-1866) and Henry Sloane Coffin (1877-1954) Music probably 15th century French
120 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste, Fideles) * Words and music attributed to John Francis Wade (1711-1786) Translated by Fr. Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880)
146 O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
51 O quam suavis est Pietro Alessandro Yon (Italo-American, 1886-1943)
18 O1' Ark's a-Moverin' Spiritual, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
90 Oh, Why Camest Thou Before Me Welsh Folksong, arranged by Archibald T. Davison
19 Old Man Noah Spiritual, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
68 On the Birthday of the Lord * Words by Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-1890);
20 Once, Twice, Thrice Traditional English round
184 One More Song Joe Liles
148 Paint Your Wagon Medley Words and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, arranged by Dick Kneeland, ca. 1951
83 Pasture, The Words by Robert Frost, set to music by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
193 Pat-a-Pan Traditional French Burgundian carol, arr. David Conte
185 Pilgrims' Hymn Michael Dennis Brown, Stephen Paulus, arr. Jan Lappin
22 Pope, The Translated by Charles Lever, 1837; Original setting by Gustave Stoeckel, (1819-1907) in Yale Songbook, 1867
153 Pore Jud
179 Prayer of the Children Words and music by Kurt Bestor, arr. Andrea S. Klouse
161 Precious Lord - I'll Fly Away
33 Quis multa gracilis Poem by Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) (65-8 BC); setting by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
177 Ride the Chariot Traditional Spiritual, arr. Wm. Henry Smith
186 Road Home, The Michael Dennis Brown, Tune: "Prospect" adapted by Stephen Paulus
85 Road Not Taken, The Words by Robert Frost (1874-1963), music by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
178 Rubber Ducky Words and Music by Jeff Moss, arranged by Dave Tracy
40 Salvation Is Created (SATTBB) Pavel Tschesnokoff
134 Scarborough Fair Traditional English, arranged by Eva Toller, 2002
135 Seeing Nellie Home
21 Shall I Wasting in Despair Words by G. Wither (1588-1667), arranged by Collins and Holmes
144 She Moved Through the Fair Irish Ballad, arranged by Timothy C. Takach
43 Shenandoah Traditional Chantey, arranged by Marshall Bartholomew
121 Silent Night * Words by Joseph Möhr (1818); Music by Franz Gruber (1818)
155 Silent Night (Ramsay)
96 Silver Bells * Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, arranged by Charles Naylor, before 1950
94 Sleepytime Bach (Sleepers Wake, Cantata 140) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Gwyn Michel. Arranged by Bennett Williams.
25 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Spiritual arranged by Fenno Heath
31 Soon-Ah Will Be Done Spiritual, William L. Dawson; set down before 1934
182 South of the Border Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, arr. Dave Tracy
154 Star of the County Down
52 Steal Away Composed by Wallace Willis, Choctaw freedman, before 1862. Transcribed by Alexander Reid, Arranged by J. Edmund Hughes, American, born 1947
82 Stopping by Woods Words by Robert Frost, set to music by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
103 Straw Carol, The * Dick Friesen, Harold W. Eklund, before 1964; arranged by Dick Bolks
165 Sure On This Shining Night James Agee/Samuel Barber arr. by Dave Tracy
123 Sweet, Sweet Spirit
158 Swing Down Chariot Traditional, as sung by the Vagabonds
46 Tea for Two/ I've Got You Under My Skin V. Youmans/Cole Porter, arr. Anon.
101 Testament of Freedom, The Text by Thomas Jefferson, music by Randall
50 There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame From South Pacific, Lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), music: Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
36 This Train
60 Turtle Dove, The English Folk Song, collected and arranged before 1919 by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
23 Twilight F. B. Kellogg, Thomas Koschat
65 Vagabond, The Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
138 Veni Creator Spiritus Words attributed to Rabanus Maurus (c.780-856), Music by Timothy C. Takach, 1998
67 Vive L'Amour
106 Water is Wide, The Folk song, collected by Cynthia Gooding, adapted by Luigi Zaninelli
24 We Meet Again Tonight Arranged by Marshal Bartholomew
180 What Sweeter Music Robert Herrick / John Rutter arr. Dave Tracy
119 When Evening’s Twilight Words and music by John Liptrot Hatton, (English, 1809-1886)
111 Where or When Words by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943); music by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), from Babes in Arms, (1937)
157 Yule-Tide Fires
181 Zion's Walls Aaron Copeland/Glenn Koponen
189 Zip A Dee Do Dah Ray Gilbert, Alice Wrubel, arr. Dave Tracy