Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo
Rivertree Singers; Warren Cook, Director

Pavel Chesnokov: Spaseniye sodelal (Salvation is Created), Op.25, No. 5
Yale Choral Artists

Rihards Dubra: Oculus non vidit
The National Lutheran Choir

John F. Hudson: Newtown Psalm
Rivertree Singers; Warren Cook, Conductor; Jean Cook, Piano; Nikki; Fox Eoute, Soloist

The composer offers us four texts as response to the senseless slaying of six teachers and twenty young children in Newtown. A cry for peace in the midst of utter disbelief and pain turns to anger at the destruction of the innocents. We then view the scene through the eyes of a helpless child, and finally find reassurance and hope in the words of Psalm 121.

Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris Quia non est alius, Qui pugnet pro nobis Nisi tu Deus noster.
[Give peace, O Lord, in our time Because there is no one else Who will fight for us
If not You, our God.]

angustia superveniente requirent pacem et non eri
[Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.]

expectavimus pacem et non erat bonum tempus
[We looked for peace, but no good came.]

PSALM 121:8
Propter frates meos et proximos Meos loquebar pacem de te
[The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.]

Servant of the Lord arr. Stacey Gibbs
Riverside City College Chamber Singers; John Byun, Conductor

Arvo Pärt: Zwei Slawische Psalmen
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Symphony Silicon Valley will be playing the score as the film plays. Yep, really … how cool is that?! Up first is movie #1, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone on October 29 and 30. You know you want to go! Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 8.34.47 AM

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Hugo Wolf: Ergebung
University of Oregon Chamber Choir, Dir. Sharon J. Paul

Josu Elberdin: Cantate Domino
I Vocalisti; Dir. Hans-Joachim Lustig

There are different ways to play it … you can go with the wonderful Aaron Hill’s version, unaccompanied, as it was written.

Or you can go with Phil Popham’s version, that includes accompaniment. Here it is with the oboe:

Here it is without the oboe, so you can play along!