Repertoire

 

Spring 2018

"Homeward"
David E. Poole, director

The Road Home
Stephen Paulus

Three Prayers from the Carmina Gaedelica
David E. Poole

Akari
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

Sudden Light
Joseph Gregorio

Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Elliot Jones

Lass Fahren hin
Fanny Hensel (1805-1847)

Widerspruch
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Peace at the Last
Bradley Ellingboe

Glory Bound
Karl Dent

Bright Morning Stars
arranged Shawn Kirchner

Bonny Wood Green
Stephen Hatfield

Loch Lomond
arranged Michael Hanawalt

Arirang
arranged Mark Templeton

Gao Shan Qing
arranged Reed Criddle

Hunker Down
Tobin Stokes

Precious Lord
George N. Allen, arranged Roy Ringwald

I’m Buildin’ Me a Home
arranged Uzee Brown, Jr.

The Storm Is Passing Over
C.A. Tindley, arranged Larry Nickel

 

 

Fall 2017

“Of Mystery and Majesty”

David E. Poole, director
Vinnie Norero, Jed Rowley, Joe Schripsema, Roland Wiele, trombones


Inveni David
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)


Magnificat
Healy Willan (1880-1968)


O Magnum Mysterium
Tom Council


Adam Lay Ybounden
Tom Council


Достойно есть
Лавел ЧеснокоВ (1877-1944)


'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
arranged Timothy C. Takach


A Christmas Carol
Charles Ives (1874-1954)


Joy to the World
arranged Jackson Berkey


Angels We Have Heard on High
arranged Jackson Berkey


While by My Sheep
arranged by Hugo Jüngst

Masters in this Hall
arranged by Karl Dent


Quem Vidistis Pastores
Matteo Asola (ca. 1532-1609)


Cradle Song of the Shepherds
arranged Gwynn S. Bement


Touro-louro-louro!
arranged Archibald T. Davison (1883-1961)


Gloucestershire Wassail
arranged by David Düsing

Nowel
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)


Wasn’t that a Mighty Day?
arranged David E. Poole

 

 


Spring 2017

A SPRING PASTORALE: Of Roses, Robins and Romance

David Poole, director
Amy Woolley, piano; Michele Roth, percussion

Dirait-on
Morten Lauridsen

Djäknesånger
Ulf Långbacka

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Robert H. Young


Die Lotosblume
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


La Pastorella
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)


Pane Consolati
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)


April Is In My Mistress’ Face
Thomas Morley (1557-1603)


Když přišlo jaro
Zdeněk Lukáš


Avre Tu Puerta Serrada
arranged Michael Isaacson


Dúlamán
arranged Desmond Early

The Winter Is Gone
arranged Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?
arranged Randall Johnson


Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
arranged William Hunt


Sarah
arranged Jonathan Quick


В тёмом десе (In the Dark Forest)
arranged А. В. Свешников (A.V. Sveshnikov)


From Four Robert Burns Ballads
James Mulholland

Da Coconut Nut
arranged Ryan Cayabyab

 

Stars I Shall Find
Fall 2016
David Poole, director
Amy Woolley, piano; Michele Roth, percussion

Alleluia
Jonathan David


Be We Merry
arranged Stephen Sametz
Bruce Castle, baritone; Bill Foote, tenor


O Magnum Mysterium
Manolo Da Rold


Haneirot halalu
Stanley M. Hoffman
Greg Haschke, tenor


In the Bleak Midwinter
arranged Abbie Betinis
Ross Roberts, baritone; Greg Haschke, tenor


Lullay My Liking
Michael Fairbairn
Tony Worsham, baritone


Glory
Nicholas McKaig


Stars I Shall Find
David Dickau


Zikr 
A.R. Rahman; arranged Ethan Sperry

Quest of the Kings
arranged Jacob Narverud


Les anges dans nos campagnes
arranged Archibald T. Davison

The Christmas NIghtengale
arranged Robert Hunter
Edward Seymour, flute


O Savior so sweet
arranged Robert Barrow


Mi zeh y’maleil
arranged David E. Poole
Ross Roberts, baritone


¡Fum, Fum, Fum!
arranged Conrad Susa


My Lord, What a Mornin’
arranged Mark Williams


Glory Hallelujah to Duh Newbo’n King
arranged Rosephanye Powell

 

 


 

Songs of the Elements
Spring 2016

Yonder Come Day
arr. Craig Carnahan


Lux Aeterna
Brian A. Schmidt


Gesang Der Geister
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)


Ubi Sono Ai
Kousaku Dan/arr. Rachel Stenson


Four New Zealand Maori Songs
arr. David Hamilton


The Seal Lullaby
Eric Whitacre


Shine
Timoth Snyder

Four Strong Winds
Ian Tyson/arr. Larry Nickel


Rise, Rise, Lovely Sun
arr. Modest Musorgsky (1839-1881)


Artsa Alinu
arr. Nina Gilbert


Spring Returns
Luca Marenzio (ca. 1150-1599)


Sweet and Low
Joseph Barnaby (1838-1896)


Turn Ye to Me
arr. John A. Walters


Linden Lea
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


The Green Man
Martin Donnelly



Tree of Peace
Fall 2015

Hail, Holy Light
Alexander Dimitrievitch Kasatalsky (1856-1926)


Chantez à Dieu chanson nouvelle 
Jan Pieters Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Two Penitente Alabados
David E. Poole
Se Iluminó Aquel Portal
Daremos Gracias con Fe

Two Carols for Christmas
Alun Hoddinott (1929-2008)


The Darkest Midnight in December
Stephen Main


Varjele, Jumala, Soasta
Veljo Tormis ( b.1930)


The Tree of Peace
Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)


Christmas Comes Anew
Mark Riese


Rise Up Early
arranged by Richard Kountz


Bethlehem
arranged by Robert Barrow


Joseph, dear one, Joseph mine
arranged by Robert Barrow


Sussex Carol
arranged by Robert Barrow


Pengyou, Ting!
arranged by Carolyn Jennings


The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
arranged by Timothy Miller


O what a pretty little baby
arranged by Susan Gardner

 


 

Spring 2015
Transformations: Music to Change the Heart

Ramkali
arr. Ethan Sperry


Angel Vopiyáshe
Mily Balakirev (1836-1910)


Ascendens Christus
G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)


I Do Not Sleep
Darryl Lynn Wylie


Solitude
Ron Jeffers


Die Nacht
Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)


From the Greek Anthology
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
      Yea, cast me from heights of the mountain
Whether I find thee
After many a dusty mile
It’s oh! to be a wild wind
Feasting I watch

Khorumi
Mamia Khatelishvili (1932-1988)

A Red, Red Rose
Eric William Barnum


When I Hear Her I Have Wings
Mark Templeton


Loving-Kindness
Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)


Sing Me to Heaven
Daniel Gawthrop


Come Sing to Me of Heaven
arr. J. Aaron McDermid


Free at Las’
arr. Alice Parker


In that Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’
arr. Fenno Heath (1926-2008)


 

Holiday 2014
Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest

David Poole, director
Alexis Corbin, marimba, vibraphone and percussion
Lynn Gorman-DeVelder, harp
Brian Moore, guitar
Linda Vik, violin


Haec Dies
William Byrd (1543-1623)


Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest
Conrad Susa (1935-2013)
I. ¡Oh, mi Belén
II. El Desembre Congelat
III. Alegría
IV. A la Nanita Nana
V. Las Posadas
VI. Campana sobre Campana
VII. En Belén Tocan a Fuego
VIII. El Noi de la Mare
IX. Chiquirriquitín
X. El Rorro


Nowell! Heap on More Wood!
David Cox; arr. Dennis Coleman


Gozos de la Purisima
anonymous, late 18th Century


Appalachian Carols
Larry Moore
I. A Virgin Most Pure
II. I Wonder as I Wander
III. Shepherds in Jewry
IV. The Cherry Tree Carol
V. Lulle, Lullay
VI. Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree


 


Spring 2014
Songs Across the Pond

Where Words Fail

Zuñi Sunrise
arranged James L. Rasmussen

          Mouth Music            
arranged Dolores Keane and John Faulkner

In the Shadow of Death
          Yr Arglwydd Yw Fy Mugail          
Caradog Roberts (1878-1935)

          We Shall Walk through the Valley         
arranged by William Appling

Of Prisoners and Slaves
          The Fields of Athenry          
arranged by Ernst Th Monsen

          Back to Ethiopia          
arranged by Paul Rardin

Rustic Reflections
          Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn          
arranged by Gwyn Arch

          Doney Gal         
arranged by Norman Luboff

Offbeat Ballads
          Ballynure Ballad         
arranged by Alice Parker

          Clementine          
arranged by Gwyneth Walker

Don’t Bet the Farm
          The Game of Cards         
arranged by Stephen Hatfield

          This Ol’ Hammer           
arranged by John W. Work

The Stuff of Legend
          La Llorona        
arranged by David E. Poole

          Avenging and Bright         
arranged by Alice Parker

Call of the Sea
          Bound to the Wave           
J. David Moore

Swansea Town
      arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker      

Life After Life
          The Wild Hills of Clare            
arranged by Edgar M. Deale

          Saints Bound for Heaven            
arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw  

Last Call
          The Parting Glass            
arranged by Alice Parker

           Good Night, Ladies          
arranged by Ralph Hunter and Robert Shaw




Winter 2013

Bring Many Gifts


David Poole, director
Amy Woolley, guest pianist


Keep Your Lamps
arr. Timothy C. Takach

Creator Alme Siderum
Richard Burchard

Pueri Concinite
Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

If My People
Brandon Waddles

Adinu
arr. Shireen Abu-Khader and Dndre De Quadros

Ute Sundance
arr. Valerie D. Naranjo and Ethan Sperry

Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo

In the Bleak Midwinter
Michael John Trotta

Light the Legend
Michael Isaacson

Carol of the Brown King
Gwyneth Walker

Alilo
trad., Republic of Georgia

Let Our Gladness Banish Sadness
arr. Ludvik Pus

What Child Is This?
arr. Mark Riese

I Saw Three Ships
arr. Mark Riese

Still, Still, Still
arr. Audrey Snyder

Pastorcitos del Monte, Venid
arr. David E. Poole

La Jornada
arr. Jim Leininger

Soon and Very Soon
Andre Crouch




Spring 2013
Saints & Sinners & Inbetweeners

David Poole, Director

Daemon Irrepit Callidus
György Orbán

The Vagabond
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Beati Mortui
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Periti Autem
Felix Mendelssohn

Duo Seraphim
Tomás Luis de Victoria (ca. 1548-1611)

Demon in My View
Jeffrey T. Horvath

An Irish Airman Forsees his Death
Byron Adams

The Wise Thief
Pavel Chesnokov

The Garden Hymn
arr. Ronald Perea

Sinnuh Man
Kenny Potter

Legend of the Twelve Robbers
arr. Gregory Smirnov

Moon Over a Ruined Castle
Taki Rentaro, arr. Victor C. Searle

Avenging and Bright
arr. Alice Parker

The Parting Glass
arr. Alice Parker

Quand La Mer Rouge Apparut
arr. John V. Sinclair

Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder
arr. Robert DeCormier and Milt Okun
1. Rocks and Gravel
2. Dink’s Blues
3. Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder

 


 

Holiday 2012
These Beads

David Poole, director
Amy Woolley, piano; Edward Seymour, flute; Sean Umstead, percussion

Gaudete
arr. Michael Engelhardt

These Beads
Clyde Thompson

O Jesu Süss, Wer Dein Gedenkt
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1657)

Peace Be on Earth
William Billings (1746-1800)

From Carols Ancient and New
1. Good People All
2. Sir Christemas
3. Balulalow
Robert Kyr

A Stable Lamp Is Lighted
David Conte

When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled
Elizabeth Alexander

Ave Maria
Franz Biebl

Tiny Child
Marian L. Harrison

Alegria
arr. Mark Burrows

Away in a Manger
arr. Randy Cox

All through the Night
arr. Mack Wilberg

On Christmas Night
arr. B. Wayne Bisbee

What Child Is This?
arr. Jonathan Quick

When the Lord Says “Come”!
arr. David E. Poole

Harambee
Joseph Jennings




Spring 2012

I've Known Rivers: Songs of Hope and Healing

with guest pianist Amy Woolley

I Come Singing
Eric William Barnum

I Believe
Lon Beery

I’ve Known Rivers
Gwyneth Walker

My Soul Has Grown Deep
Troubled Water
Jump Right In!
In Time of Silver Rain


The “Finlandia” Hymn
Jean Sibelius

The Road Home
Stephen Paulus

Choose Something Like a Star
Randall Thompson

If You Can Walk You Can Sing
Elizabeth Alexander

Where There Is Light in the Soul
Elizabeth Alexander

The Winter Is Gone
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Hard Times Come Again No More
Stephen Foster/Donald Moore

The Stars Are with the Voyager
Eleanor Daley

As I Went Down in the River to Pray
arr. David E. Poole

There Is a Balm in Gilead
arr. William L. Dawson

Plenty Good Room
arr. Moses Hogan

Healing River
Fred Hellerman and Fran Minkoff, Arr. Herbert Haufrecht





Holiday 2011
The Promise of Ages

David Poole, Director
Carol Benson and Linda Vik, violins, Katie Harlow, cello,
Jeff Jolly, guitar, and Jim Rasmussen, harpsichord


Hodie Christus Natus Est
Jan Pieters Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Cherubic Hymn
Nikolai Golovanov (1891-1953)

Be We Merry
Stephen Sametz

Three Graduals
Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Timebunt Gentes
Dies Sanctificatus
Benedicat Nos Deus

Aperite Mihi Portas Justiciae
Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1627-1707)

Dulce Esposo de Maria
anonymous early-mid 18th century

Thulalila Lele
traditional South African

The Boar's Head Carol
arr. by Grant Cochran

Two Carols
arr. Timothy C. Tackach
O Tannenbaum
Susani


I Wonder as I Wander
arr. by Ronald Burrichter

Shir L'Shalom
by Yair Rosenblum; arr. by J. David Moore

A la Nanita Nana
arr. by Dan Davison


from Sing We Now of Christmas
arr. by David York
The Holly and the Ivy
Sing We Now of Christmas





Spring 2011
Hold On!

David Poole, director
Amy Woolley, piano; Scott Ney, percussion; CANTAMOS


Morning Song
arr. James Green
Traditional Native American song combined with "Amazing Grace"
(sometimes called the "Cherokee National Anthem")

Artsa Alinu (We Have Come Up to the Land)
arr. Nina Gilbert
Israeli Pioneer song

Sweet Rivers
William Moore, arr. Reginald Unterseher
19th century American Hymn arranged for men's voices and piano

The Ruins
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
A cappella setting of a poem by Hungarian poet Ferenc Kölcsey

A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Dramatic setting of a poem by Steven Spender,
inspired by the poet's experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
Unaccompanied except by kettle drums

The Minstrel Boy
arr. Ron Jeffers
A beloved Irish folksong from the period of the Irish Rebellion

Caledonian's Air
arr. James Quitman Mulholland
A wistful, melancholy Scottish folk song

The Moon Is Distant from the Sea
David N. Childs
Setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
arr. Alice Parker
Great American shape-note tune set in Sacred Harp style

How Can I Keep from Singing?
arr. Bradley Ellingboe
Sung by CANTAMOS (Albuquerque Boy Choir); 19th century American hymn

Lowlands
arr. Norman Luboff
Sung by CANTAMOS, a British sea chantey

Hold On!
Phillip White Hawk, arr. Jackson Berkey
Original song by Native American singer-songwriter

The Wreck of the Julie Plante
arr. Doug Andrews
Classic Canadian shipwreck ballad

Blue Tail Fly
arr. Dwight Bigler
The song you sang in elementary school but not like this!

Precious Lord, Take My Hand
George N. Allen, arranged by Roy Ringwald
A rich, a cappella setting of a beloved tune

Done Made My Vow
arr. Wendell Whalum
African-American spiritual of courage and resolve

Hold On!
arr. David E. Poole
Premiere of a new arrangement of another African-American spiritual

Cover Me with the Night
Andrea Ramsey
Combined groups: new setting of a prayer from Ghana




Holiday 2010

Adon Olam
ancient Hebrew melody from the isle of Djerba
arr. Ben Steinberg

Suo Gan
Welsh lullaby

Hodie Apparuit
Orlando di Lasso (ca. 1532-1594)

Ave Maria
Jacob Arcadelt (1514-1575)

Come, thou Long-Expected Jesus
arr. Jackson Berkey

Il est né
French Carol, arr; Jackson Berkey

Glory
Nicholas McKaig

God Rest Ye Merry
English Carol, arr. Kelly J. Turner

Salve Regina
Anton Kropivsek (b. 1958)

Sleep, Little Dove
Alsatian Carol, arr. David Frank Long

Yuletide Fires
Daine Loomer

Go, tell It on the Mountain
arr. John Work

Christmastime is Here Again
Willard S. Fast

Autumn
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Frobisher Bay
James Gordon, arr. Diane Lomer

Tazama Bikira
traditional Kenyan song

Hey the Gift
David Poole (premiere), text from the Carmina Gadelica

Dadme Albricias
Spanish carol, arr. Ben Alloway

Ya Viene la Vieja
Spanish carol, arr. Jim Leininger

Still, Still Night
German carol, arr. Jackson Berkey

 




Spring 2010

Carol of Death
Ron Jeffers
A contemporary setting of poetry of Walt Whitman

Al Naharaot Bavel
Salamone Rossi
A setting of Psalm 137 by a great Jewish composer of the Reanaissance

Aus Tiefer Not
Max Reger/J.S. Bach
Settings of an anonymous melody of Psalm 130
paraphrase by Martin Luther

Memory Eternal
Pavel Chesnokov
From the Memorial Service of the Russian Orthodox Church

De Profundis
Arvo Pärt
His setting of Pslam 130

Dies Irae
Z. Randall Stroope
A Vision of the Last Judgment

This We Know
Ron Jeffers
The words of Chief Seattle set to music

Sometimes I Feel
arranged Nina Gilbert
African American spiritual

Bawo Thixo
Mxolisi Matyila
South African song of lament

Laudate Dominum
Francisco J. Nunez
Contemporary motet based on an ancient liturgical text

Ascendit Deus
Jacob Handl
5-part Renaissance motet

Ich Will den Namen Gottes Loben
J.S. Bach
Chorus from Cantata No. 142

The Angel Cried Out
Mily Balakirev
Paschal Hymn to the Mother of God from Russian Orthodox Liturgy

Praise Ye the Lord
arranged by Mack Wilberg
Setting of hymn from Stalsund Gesangbuch, 1665

Regina Caeli
Juan B. Plaza
Setting by Venezuelan composer

Grandfather Great Spirit
Michael Mauldin
Setting of a Native American text

Rise An' Shine
arranged by Moses Hogan
African American Spiritual

Bonse Aba
arranged by Andrew Fischer
South African song of celebration


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