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‘Sing of Spring’ Program Notes

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PROGRAM

Im kühlen Maien – Hassler

O süsser Mai – Brahms

Io mi son giovinetta – Monteverdi

II. Of Roses and Thorns

Contre qui, rose (from Les Chansons des Roses, 1993) – Morten Lauridsen

Go, lovely rose (1942) – Stevens

III. The Birds and the Bees

Sweet Suffolk Owl – Vautor

Sweet honey-sucking bees – Wilbye

IV. Five Centuries of Spring (1968) – Mechem

  • Spring – Nash
  • From You Have I Been Absent – Shakespeare
  • Laughing Song – Blake
  • Loveliest of Trees – Housman
  • Spring – Millay

INTERMISSION

V. Scenes of Nature

Ecco mormorar l’onde – Monteverdi

Linden Lea – Vaughan Williams

Loch Lomond – Vaughan Williams

VI. Choral Dances from “Gloriana” (1954) – Benjamin Britten

  • Time
  • Concord
  • Time and Concord
  • Country Girls
  • Rustic and Fisherman
  • Final Dance of Homage

VII. Then and Now

We Shepherds Sing – Weelkes

We Shepherds Sing (after Weelkes, 2005) – Peter Rutenberg