Gabriel’s Message
Swingle Singers

Veni Redemptor Gentium (Andrew Smith)
New York Polyphony

Gabriel from Heaven’s King, Anon. 13th-century, arr. R. Duffin
Quire Cleveland; Ross W. Duffin, Conductor

December 22, 2011, at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. This piece, also known as “Angelus ad virginem” (under which title it is mentioned in Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale), seems to date from the 13th century. Our arrangement is based on two music manuscripts of the 14th century, and presents the sayings of Gabriel by the men, and the sayings of Mary by the women. The middle-English text is comprehensible but a little difficult to understand, so we have used the modern English version by the romantic poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.
The soloists are Judith Overcash, Tracy Cowart, and Debra Nagy.

Once In Royal David’s City, arranged for eight part a cappella choir by Philip Stopford
Ecclesium

[She] owns a 4.0 grade-point average and plans to attend the University of Utah or University of Oregon. She would like to study biology and minor in music. [She] wants to work in the medical field.

“I love music, but I want to live a comfortable lifestyle in the future,” she said.

HAH!

PS She’s an oboist and this was about her going to play in Carnegie Hall.

I’d not heard about this before so it’s new news to me.

John August Pamintuan: Nativitas
SYC Ensemble Singers; guest conductor Jonathan Velasco

Of the Father’s heart begotten, ere the world from chaos rose,
He is Alpha, from that Fountain all that is and hath been flows;
He is Omega, of all things yet to come the mystic Close.

By his Word was all created; He commands and lo! ’tis done;
Earth and sky boundless ocean, universe of Three in One,
All that sees the moon’s soft radiance, all that breathes beneath the sun.

O how blest that wondrous birthday, when the Maid the curse retrieved,
Brought to birth mankind’s salvation, by the Holy Ghost conceived;
And the sacred Babe, Redeemer of the world, her arms receive.

Sing, ye heights of heaven, His praises; angels and archangels sing!

Richard Allain: O Dayspring
Siglo de Oro; Patrick Allen, Conductor; Sam Corkin, Soprano Saxophone

O Dayspring, brightest of light everlasting, and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten him that sitteth in the darkness and the shadow of death.

Bob Chilcott: This is the Truth
Nihon University Chorus Club

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, arr. Pentatonix
musica intima