Sacred Sounds

The Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD

Sacred Sounds CDThe Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD offers a beautiful, eclectic collection of traditional and lesser-known Advent and Christmas music and readings spanning several centuries.

Ranging from the awe-inspiring to the lighthearted, Sacred Sounds’ rich and varied accompanied and unaccompanied harmonies and rhythms will not only put you in the Christmas spirit, but make your heart soar.

Under the artistic direction of David Anderson, The Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD features SPU’s acclaimed choral and instrumental ensembles — the Concert Choir, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the String Orchestra, the Women’s Choir, and the Männerchor — along with other fine SPU musicians and readers.

A valuable addition to any musical library, The Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD makes a great under-the-tree or stocking-stuffer gift for anyone who appreciates superlative Christmas music.

Total playing time: 73:04

How to Purchase

Available for purchase at the SPU bookstore

Proceeds from the sale of The Sacred Sounds of Christmas CDs benefit Seattle Pacific University’s performing groups.


(click music titles to hear samples)
1. Come, Thou Long–Expected Jesus
2. Reading: The Catechetical Instructions of Cyril
3. Let Creation Praise
4. Prepare the Way
5. Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
6. Reading: Luke 1:26–38
7. Canticle of Mary
8. Fantasia on Greensleeves
9. Come Thou Redeemer
10. Coventry Carol / Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
11. Reading: A Christmas Carol
12. Hodie Christus Natus Est
13. O Magnum Mysterium
14. I Saw Three Ships
15. Joy to the World
16. Reading: Collect for Christmas Day
17. Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!
18. Carol of the Bells
19. While by My Sheep
20. O Little Town of Bethlehem
21. Sanctus, from “Requiem”
22. Silent Night