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Season XXIV
Concert Schedule.
Spring 2005 . . . Fall 2004

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2005April 9 & 10

American Songs
Long Time Ago Simple Gifts The Little Horses
Zion's Walls At the River Ching-A-Ring-Chaw
The Promise of Living

A Copland
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Magnificat anima mea Of a Rose, a lovely Rose
Quia fecit mihi magna Et misericordia
Fecit potentiam Esurientes Gloria Patri

J Rutter
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The Road Not Taken
Choose Something Like a Star

R Thompson
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Alexandra Montano


2004:   November   6 & 7


Magnificat in D
Magnificat Et exsultavit spiritus meus Quia respexit humilitatem Omnes generationes
Quia fecit mihi magna Et misericordia Fecit potentiam Deposuit potentes
Esurientes implevit bonis Suscepit Israel Sicut locutus est Gloria patri
Suscepit Israel Gloria Patri Sicut erat in principio

JS Bach
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Cantata 79 (Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild)
Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild Gott ist unsre Sonn und Schild Nun danket alle Gott
Gottlob! wir wissen den rechten Weg Gott, ach Gott Erhalt uns in der Warheit

For Reformation Day 1725, Bach wrote a festive cantata for a large ensemble. ... the first three movements of the cantata can be said to form a unit. Their theme is to praise God and thank Him for His benevolence. What is lacking is the specific occasion. This is what Bach now turns to in No. 4, recitative: "Du hast uns durch dein Wort gewiesen" ("You have instructed us through your word"), that is, Jesus is the sole intermediary, thereby addressing the basic issues of the Reformation. Bach underscores this word, "Mittler" ("mediator"), with the motif of the cross, as if to imply that the cross is necessary for any intercession between God and mankind.

In No. 5 The command to love God restores balance to the setting and exhorts the congregation to do the same. ... [In] No. 6, the final chorale, the words mention two additional key ideas of the Reformation, "Wahrheit" ("truth") and "Freiheit" ("freedom"), in a majestic chordal setting in unison with the instruments.     - Helmut Rilling

Utrecht Jubilate
O be joyful in the Lord
Serve the Lord with gladness
O go your way into his gates
Glory be to the Father
As it was in the beginning

F Handel
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Rosa Lamoreaux Alexandra Montano Rufus Müller Kevin Deas

Concert Master:

Mela Tenenbaum bgr04fal