Friday, April 9, 2010

Canticum Novum

Conciertos - Concert Schedule Spain 2008



Canticum Novum

Lunes 26 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 26, 9 pm

Iglesia de Santa Lucía – Santander

Miércoles 28 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 28, 9 pm

Colegiata de Santa María del Sar – Santiago de Compostela

Viernes 30 de Mayo, 21.00 h

May 30, 9 PM

Iglesia de Santo Tomé – Toledo

Domingo 1 de Junio, 21.00 h

June 1, 9 PM

Iglesia de San Sebastián – Sevilla

Incantato Spain Tour 2008 - Concert Program

Songs of Light

Lux Armonique – Eric Whiticare (1970 - )
Light, warm and heavy as pure gold, and the angels sing softly to the newborn babe. Edward Esch

O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen (1943 - )
O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer. Thou, who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost, grant us to be members of thy blessed body.

O Vos Omnes
settings by Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
Pablo Casals* (1876 – 1973)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend, and see, whether there be any sorrow like my sorrow. Hear, all people, and see my sorrow, whether there be any sorrow like my sorrow. Lamentations 1:12

Ecce Quomodo Moritur Justus
settings by Albert J. Alcaraz Pastor*(1978 - )
Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
Behold how the righteous man dies and no one understands. Righteous men are taken away and no one considers: The righteous man has been taken away from present iniquity and his memory shall be in peace. In peace is his place and in Sion is his homestead. And his memory shall be in peace. Service of Tenebrae, response 15.

O Magnum Mysterium
Settings by Morten Lauridsen (1943 - )
Tomas Luis Victoria (1584 – 1611)
O most awesome mystery and sacrament divine and most wondrous: That animal should look and see the Lord a babe newborn beside them in a manger laid. O how truly blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear and bring forth the Lord Christ Jesus. Alleluia! Fourth of the nine responsories for Matins of Christmas Day.

Songs of Creation

The Blue Bird – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924)
The lake lay blue, below the hill. O’er it as I looked, there flew across the waters cold and still, a Bird whose wings were palest blue. The sky above was blue at last, the sky beneath me, blue in blue. A moment, e’re the bird had past, it caught his image as he flew. The lake lay blue below the hill.

Have You Seen the White Lily Grow – Irving Fine (1914 – 1962)
Have you seen the white lily grow, before rude hands have touched it? Have you seen the fall of the snow before the soil hath smutched it? Have you felt the wool of beaver, or swan’s down ever? Have you tasted the bag of the bee? O so fair. O so soft, so sweet is she. Have you heard, have you seen the white lily grow?

The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)
The Silver Swan, who living had no note, when death approached, unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast against the reedy shore, thus sang her first and last and sang no more. “Farewell all joys, O death come close mine eyes; more geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.”

O Sacrum Convivium
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Oliver Messian (1908 – 1992)
O sacred banquet, wherein Christ is received; the memorial of his passion is renewed; the soul is filled with grace; and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (Alleluia) Antiphon to the Magnificat, Second Vespers, Corpus Christi; cf. 1 Cor. 11:26, Rom 8:18

Ave Maria
settings by Giancarlo Aquilanti
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Queen of heaven sweet and merciful, O Mother of God, pray for us sinners, so that we may look upon the chosen.

Ave Verum
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary: You who truly suffered and were sacrificed on the cross for the sake of man. From whose pierced flank flowed water and blood: Be a foretaste for us in the trial of death. 14th century - Pope Innocent VI (d 1362) sung at the elevation of the Host during the consecration.

American Spirituals

Motherless Child – Craig Hella Johnson
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, a long way from home. Sometimes I feel like I got no friends, a long way from home. Sometimes I feel like I’m almost home, a long way from home.

Pater Noster
settings by Javier Busto* (1949 - )
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Our Heavenly Father, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

O Salutaris Hostia
settings by M Angel Viro* (1937 - )
Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
O victim and salvation who opens wide the gate of heaven, we are oppressed by savage wars, give us your strength, bring us your aid. Everlasting glory be to the Lord, three in One, who gives us life without end in heaven. It is the penultimate stanza of the hymn, Verbum supernum prodiens, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Hour of Lauds in the Office of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

*denotes Composers of Spain

Canticum Novum - Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, Arizona

Donald E. Morse, Minister for Worship and the Arts

Homer Ashton Ferguson, III, Music Associate and Organist

Canticum Novum (New Song) The Touring Chamber Ensemble of the Sanctuary Choir, at Central United Methodist Church, is directed by Donald E. Morse, Minister of Worship and The Arts, and has concertized throughout Europe, Greece, the Americas, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. It has sung at the invitations of the Archbishops of Milan, Salzburg, Florence, Siena, Perugia, Sorrento, Athens, Prague, Hradec Kralove, and Venice, presenting concerts in each of those cathedrals, and has performed in the great basilicas across Europe. Canticum Novum was honored to have been sponsored by the Pontificio Instituto di Musica Sacra and Amici Della Musica Sacra in Italy presenting a series of concerts in Rome, including the Mass of the Angels at the Basilica Church of St. Peter at Vatican City and a private concert in the Sistine Chapel. The Sanctuary Choir was pleased to have been selected as one of four American church choirs to participate in the first Salzburg Church Music Festival to highlight American Sacred Music in the summer of 1987. They are well known for their versatility in performing literature from many periods, particularly music of the twentieth century. In addition to providing music for the regular worship services of Central Church and its television programs, they present choral works with chamber orchestra, and community concerts each year. They have performed on numerous occasions with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and for festivals and both regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), The American Guild of Organists (AGO), and United Methodist denominational gatherings. The choir, while espousing professional standards, is comprised of volunteers from many professions whose common interest is serious music making in their sacred setting.