WaterFire Providence presents a Very Special Christmas Lighting on Friday, December 19th to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission. The lighting is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. and is set to run until 9:30 p.m. This is the music program for this event only.

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December 19th, 2014 – Music Program

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4:10     “O Holy Night
composed by Adolphe Adam
performed by Nat King Cole
from The Christmas Song

4:12     “Auld Lang Syne
composed John Fahey
performed by John Fahey
from Christmas Guitar, Vol. 1

4:15     “Carol of the Bells
composed by Mykola Leontovych
lyrics by Peter j. Wilhousky
performed by Straight No Chaser
from  Holiday Spirits

4:17     “What Child is This?
composed by William Chatterton Dix
performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio
from A Charlie Brown Christmas

4:20     “Traveller’s Prayer
composed by John Renbourn
performed by Portland Revels
from  The Christmas Revels

4:23     “Stille Nacht (Silent Night)
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Joel Rosenberger
from Snow and Ivory: Solo Piano Portraits for Christmas

4:28     “Trumpet Tune and Air
composed by Henry Purcell
performed by Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
from Fanfare

4:31     “Suzanne
composed by Leonard Cohen
performed by Leonard Cohen
from The Best of Leonard Cohen

4:35     “O Little Town of Bethlehem
composed by Lewis Redner
lyrics by Phillips Brooks
performed by Chris Botti
from  December

4:38     “Variations on the Kanon
composed by Johann Pachelbel
performed by George Winston
from December

4:44     “Herbei, Oh Ihr Glaubigen
composed by Mannheim Steamroller
performed by Mannheim Steamroller
from Christmas In the Aire

4:47     “I Wonder as I Wander
composed by John Jacob Niles
performed by Craig Duncan
from  Bluegrass Christmas

4:50     “Greensleeves
traditional
performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
from   A Charlie Brown Christmas

4:56     “Gaudete
traditional
performed by Steeleye Span
from  The Best of Steeleye Span

4:58     “Fanfare #1
performed by USAF Heritage of American Band
from  Ceremonial Music

4:59     “O Come, O Come Emmanuel
composed by John Mason Neale
performed by The Piano Guys
from O Come, O Come Emmanuel

5:04     “Baby It’s Cold Outside
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Anne Murray and Michael Buble
from Anne Murray’s Christmas Album

5:07     “Mary, Mary
composed by Michael Nesmith
performed Harry Belafonte
from Christmas

5:11     “Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Enya
from  A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3

5:15     “I’ll Be Home for Christmas
composed by Bing Crosby
performed by Michael Bublé
from  Christmas

5:19     “Merry Christmas Baby
composed by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore
performed by B.B. King
from A Christmas Celebration of Hope

5:23     “Dona nobis pacem (Give us Peace)
composed by Giovanni Pierluigi
performed by Yo-Yo Ma
from  Songs of Joy and Peace

5:25     “Go Tell It on the Mountain
composed by John Wesley Work, Jr.
performed by James Taylor
from James Taylor at Christmas

5:29     “Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d’Assise – Salut, Dame Sainte
performed by Tenebrae
from  Figure Humaine

5:31     “Joy to the World
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Adolf Fredriks Ungdomskör
from Från Mörker Till Ljus

5:33     “Messiah: 42. Chorus: “Hallelujah
composed by Frideric Handel
from Handel: Messiah

5:37     “Angels We Have Heard on High
traditional
performed by Steve Erquiaga
from  A Windham Hill Christmas

5:41     “O Holy Night
composed by Adolphe Charles Adam
performed by Luciano Pavarotti
from Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night

5:45     “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
composed by Wallace Willis
performed by Paul Robeson
from  On My Journey: Paul Robeson’s Independent Recordings

5:48     “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
composed by Johnny Marks
performed by Brenda Lee
from Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

5:50     “Merry Christmas Baby
composed by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore
performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
from Everything you want for Christmas

5:53     “The Wexford Carol
traditional
performed by Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma and Natalie McMaster
from Songs of Joy and Peace

5:57     “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
composed by Johnny Marks
performed by Ray Charles
from The Spirit of Christmas

6:02     “Yazala Abambuti
traditional
performed by Will Ackerman
from  A Windham Hill Christmas

6:06     “Take My Hand
composed by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey
performed by Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama
from  There Will Be Light

6:10     “Hallelujah
composed by Leonard Cohen
performed by Chris Botti
from December

6:13     “Tsintskharo”
traditional
performed by Vokal Ansamble Gordela
from  Degrees of Separation: The Global Search for Vok. Ansambl Gordela

6:16     “Ave Maria
composed by J.S. Back
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from Viaggio Italiano

6:20     “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth
composed by Katherine Kennicott Davis
performed by Bing Crosby and David bowie
from Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics

6:23     “Angels We Have Heard on High
traditional
performed by Andrea Bocelli
from My Christmas

6:27     “O Come, O Come Emmanuel
composed by John Mason Neale
performed by Paul McCandless
from  A Windham Hill Christmas

6:31     “The Christmas Song
composed by Bob wells and Mel Torme
performed by Nat “King” Cole
from  The Christmas Song

6:35     “I’ll Be Home for Christmas
composed  by Walter Kent and Buck Ram
performed by Elvis Presley
from Elvis’ Christmas Album

6:37     “My Favorite Things
composed by Richard Rodgers
performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Botti
from Songs of Joy and Peace

6:43     “Happy Xmas (The War is Over)
composed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
performed by Yo-Yo Ma & Jake Shimabukuro
from Songs of Peace and Joy

6:48     “Deck the Halls
composed by John Thomas
lyrics by John Jones
performed by Ottmar Liebert
from Poets & Angels

6:51     “The Christmas Song
composed by Bob wells and Mel Torme
performed by Chris Botti
from December

6:56     “Canzon Noni Toni à 12 (Sacrae Symphoniae 1597)
composed by Giovanni  Gabrieli
performed by London Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble
from Sacred Brass

WaterFire Christmas Sing-Along begins here. Please lend your voices and join us a we celebrate on the stage in Waterplace Park.

7:00     “O Come All ye Faithful
composed by John Francis Wade
performed by William Daly
from Sing Along: 40 Classic Christmas Instrumentals

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

7:02     “Jingle Bells
composed by James Pierpont
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols

Dashing thro’ the snow,
In a one horse open sleigh,
O’er the hills we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bob tail ring,
Making spirits bright,
Oh what sport to ride and sing
A sleighing song to night.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I tho’t I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fannie Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seem’d his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And we – we got up sot.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what joy it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh.

7:04     “Joy to the World
composed by George Frideric Handel
performed by Prosound Karaoke Band
from Sing Along Songs

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

7:06     “Hark the Herald Angels Sing
composed by Charles Wesley
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols

Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”

Joyful, all ye nations rise;
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the favored one.

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”
Hail! the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings.

Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

7:09     “Deck the Halls
composed by John Thomas
lyrics by John Jones
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

7:11     “Good King Wenceslas
composed by Thomas Helmore
lyrics by John Mason Neale
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even.
Rightly shown the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gathering winter fuel.

Hither, page, and stand by me.
If thou know it telling:
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?
Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes fountain.

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine.
Bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear the thither.
Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind’s wild lament
And the bitter weather.

In his master’s step he trod,
Where the snow lay dinted.
Heat was in the very sod
Which the saint had printed.
Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing.

God rest ye merry gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

From God our heavenly father
The blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name

Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

Fear not said the angel
Let nothing you affright
This day is born a savior
Of the pure virgin bright
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan’s power and might
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear savior lay
They found him in the manger
Where oxen feed on hay
His mother Mary kneeled down
And to the Lord did pray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy

7:14     “Away in a Manger”
composed by William J. Kirkpatrick
performed by the United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols

Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
‘Til morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there

7:17     “O Holy Night
composed by Adolphe Adam
performed by The 1,000 Strings
from White Christmas

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Refrain:
Fall on your knees,
O hear the angel voices!
O night divine,
O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!

7:20     “Silent Night
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols

Silent night, holy night!

All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!

Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.

7:23     “Silver Bells
composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
performed by Sing Along Music
from  Sing Along Christmas Songs – Great Christmas Sing Alongs

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear,

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, even stop lights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all this bustle you’ll hear,

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring a ling, hear them sing
Soon it will be Christmas day
Soon it will be Christmas day

7:25     “The First Nowell
composed by John Stainer
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from  Christmas Carols

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far:
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.

Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from the country far;
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

This star drew nigh to the north-west;
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

7:28     “White Christmas
composed by Irving Berlin
performed by United Co-op Band (Crewe)
from Christmas Carols

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleighbells in the snow.

Refrain:
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write,
May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white.

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleighbells in the snow.

Refrain.

Sing-along ends. Thank you for celebrating with us.

7:31     “Winter Wonderland
composed by Felix Bernard
performed by Bing Crosby
from Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics

7:33     “Please Come Home for Christmas
composed by Charles Brown
performed by Eagles
from Please come home for Christmas

7:36     “O Tannenbaum
Composed by Ernst Anshutz
Performed by Andrea Bocelli
From  My Christmas

7:41     “Baby It’s Cold Outside
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
from The Spirit of Christmas

7:45     “Joy to the World
composed by Frideric Handel
performed by Aaron Neville and The Blind Boys of Alabama
from Christmas Prayer

7:48     “Gabriel’s Oboe
composed by Ennio Morricone
performed by Chris Botti
from Italia

7:52     “Christmas Time is Here
composed by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi
performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
from A Charlie Brown Christmas

7:58     “Athair Ar Neamh
composed by Enya
performed by Enya
from The Very Best of Enya

8:02     “Gaudete
traditional
performed by Mediaeval Baebes
from Mistletoe & Wine

8:04     “The Holly and the Ivy
traditional
performed by George Winston
from December

8:09     “Don’t Cry”
traditional
performed by Lilit Pipoyan
from  Full Moon

8:13     “Carol of the Bells
composed by Mykola Leontovych
lyrics by Peter j. Wilhousky
performed by George Winston
from December

8:17     “I Saw Three Ships
traditional
composed by The Irish Christmas & Celtic Christmas
from Irish & Celtic Christmas

8:19     “My Little Drum
composed by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi
performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
from  A Charlie Brown Christmas

8:22     “Greensleeves
traditional
performed by Steve Erquiaga & Justin Lieberman
from A Windham Hill Christmas

8:27     “Babes in Toyland: March of the Toys
composed by Victor Herbert
performed by Keith Brion and Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
from  A Classic Christmas: For your Family

8:31     “Baby It’s Cold Outside
composed by Frank Loesser
performed by Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting
from  Home for the Holidays

8:34     “Adeste Fidelis
composed by John Francis Wade
performed by Jose Carreras & Placido Domingo
from I’ll Be Home for Christmas

8:36     “Blue Christmas
composed by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson
performed by Elvis Presley
from Blue Christmas

8:39     “First Noel
Traditional
Performed by Chris Botti
From December

8:42     “Santa Baby
Composed by Joan Javits and Philip Springer
Performed by The Nashi Young Cho Jazz Quartet
From The Great American Jazz Songbook

8:45     “Look Where He Brought Me From
Performed by the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
From Deep River

8:48     “Silent Night! Holy Night!
composed by Franz Gruber
performed by Craig Duncan
from Bluegrass Christmas

8:52     “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
composed by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
performed by Bing Crosby
from Bing Crosby: Christmas Classics

8:55     “Christmas Canon
composed by Trans Siberian Orchestra
performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
from The Christmas Attic

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