Singers’ Study Guide

On this page for chorus members you will find both the work we will focus on in the coming rehearsal and some of the practice files you will want to study as you learn these pieces. You may download a copy of the concert poster as a jpg or pdf file here.

Call for the performance at St.
Andrew is at 2:00 :

Please come 15 minutes early to get your stole and be ready to warm up on the hour.

 

Christmas Cantata. Daniel Pinkham

http://web.mit.edu/21m401/www/history/2009-fall/

  1. Maestoso: Quem vidistis pastores (mp3)
  2. Adagio: O magnum mysterium (mp3)
  3. Allegro: Gloria in excelsis Deo (mp3)

 Concert Program

 

Hodie Christus natus est                                 10th-century plainchant

 

 

Hodie Christus natus est (1575)        Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

     for two 4-part choirs                                                   (1525-1594)

          Marsha Lyons, soprano

          Acadia Brass Ensemble

 

Verbum caro factum est (1591)                                Hans Leo Hassler

                                                                                        (1562-1612)

 

Hodie Christus natus est (1619)                 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

                                                                                        (1562-1621)

 

Ave Maria,  op. 12                                                    Johannes Brahms

                                                                                        (1833-1897)

 

O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf                              Johannes Brahms

     motet, op. 74 no. 2                                                    (1833-1897)

 

 

“Es flog ein Täublein weisse”                                    Johannes Brahms

                                                                                        (1833-1897)

 

Puer natus in Bethlehem (1620)                                  Samuel Scheidt

     for two 4-part choirs                                                   (1587-1654)

          Susan Dwyer, soprano                                                              

          Acadia Brass Ensemble

 

                                          intermission

 

Hodie Christus natus est (1618)                              Giovanni Gabrieli

     for two 4-part choirs                                                  (1555-1612)

          Peter Witham, tenor

          Acadia Brass Ensemble

 

Sing we now of Christmas                                              Fred Prentice

                                                                                        (1927-1990)

Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella                                       Fred Prentice

 

Christmas Cantata                                                     Daniel Pinkham

     Acadia Brass Ensemble                                               (1923-2006)