Repertoire–2006 to 2008

Fall 2008–“Motets of the Twentieth Century”

Ave Verum, op.2, 1 (1902, revised)–Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
From “Four Motets for the Season of Christmas” (1952)–Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
I. O Magnum Mysterium
IV. Hodie Christus natus est

From “Four Motets on Gregorian Themes”, op.10 (1960)–Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
IV. Tantum Ergo

Keep Not Thou Silence (1955)–Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)

Unto Thee, O God (1955)–.Alan Hovhaness
Psalm 75:1

Praise Ye The Lord (1955)–Alan Hovhaness
Psalm 106:1

How Precious is Thy Lovingkindness (1968).–Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)
Psalm 36:7-9

For Thee Have I Waited (1983)–Daniel Pinkham
Psalm 25: 5 and 6

From “Four Motets” (1921)–Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Help Us, O Lord
Have Mercy on Us, O My Lord
Thou, O Jehovah, Abideth Forever

Spring 2008–“A Motet, A Mass and a Spring Garden: Music for Women’s Voices”

Ave Verum Corpus (1952)–Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Le Mariage des Roses (The Marriage of the Roses)–.César Franck (1822-1890)
Ellen Devine, soprano

Petite Suite for piano four hands (1886),
I: En bateau (In a Boat)–Claude Debussy (1862-1916)
Doris Lucas and Benjamin Amenta, piano

Prelude from Book 1
Voiles (Sails)–Claude Debussy
Benjamin Amenta, piano

Messe A Trois Voix (1920)–André Caplet (1878-1925)
Kyrie eleison
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Agnus Dei
O Salutaris

Spring Cantata (Cantata No. 1), opus 94 (1963)–Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)

Texts by e.e. cummings

Reading by Erin Tomlinson
I. Trees
II. If the green
III. Spring is like a perhaps hand
IV. In Just-spring

Syrinx (1913), L.129–Claude Debussy
Roxanne Packer, flute

The Daisies (1936), opus 2, no–Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Text by James Stephens
Marie Grass Amenta, soprano

The Empty Pot–Demi, an ancient Chinese poet and philosopher
Lynne Clayton, Storyteller

A Girl’s Garden, from Frostiana (1959)–Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Text by Robert Frost

Spring 2007–“Love–and Brahms–in the Afternoon”

Liebeslieder (Opus 52/1868-9), “Love Song Waltzes”
By Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Based on texts from G.F. Daumer’s Polydora

Zigeunerlieder (opus 103, 1887) “Gypsy Songs”
By Johannes Brahms
Based on texts from the Hungarian by H. Conrat

Fall 2006–“An All-American Concert”

When Jesus Wept (1770) –William Billings (1746-1800)
Chester (1776) –William Billings (1746-1800)
Almighty Father (1971)–Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Chorale from the theatre piece, “Mass”
Lowell Mason Hymns
My Faith Looks Up to Thee (1831)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (1824)
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (1839)
O Music—Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Arranged by Emily Crocker (2004)
Introduction to Old American Songs
Simple Gifts (1950)—Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
At the River (1953) –Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Zion’s Walls (1953) –Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Sure on this Shining Night –Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Choose Something Like a Star (1959) –Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
From “Frostiana, Seven Country Songs”
Alleluia (1940) –Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

Spring 2006–“Motets and Choral Masterpieces”

Ave Verum (1605)–William Byrd (1543-1623)
Ave Verum, K.618 (1791)–W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sancta Maria, mater Dei, K.273 (1777)–W.A. Mozart
Tantum ergo (1843)–Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Offertorium (Psalm 45:14-15, 1861)–Anton Bruckner
Judas Maccabaeus” (1747) –G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Elijah,” Op. 70 (1846)–Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains
He, Watching over Israel
Christ on the Mount of Olives,” Op. 85 (1803)–L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827)