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2015   

SEVENTY-EIGHTH CONCERT SEASON

Praise to the Lord                                                                    arr. F. Melius Christiansen

  This rousing hymn setting by the first conductor of the St. Olaf Choir is a favorite with Lutheran choirs.

 

Make a Joyful Noise Unto God                                                         L. Stanley Glarum

  Glarum was a well-known composer of sacred choral literature who taught at Lewis and Clark College for many years.  He was the first Director of the Lutheran Choral Association, from 1936 to 1942.

 

Praise Ye the Lord of Hosts                                                 Camille Saint-Saens

 

How Lovely are the Messengers   from “St. Paul”                       Felix Mendelssohn

 

A Rose Touched By Sun’s Warm Rays                                    Jean Berger

  The simple, lovely text of this anthem comes from an 1825 Pennsylvania Dutch collection.

 

A Call to Silence                                                                                   Craig Courtney

Jennifer Spencer, signing

  Courtney paired with his frequent lyricist Pamela Martin to create this evocative anthem.

 

Walk Together, Children                                                           arr. Robert De Cormier

 

Battle Hymn of the Republic                                                              arr. Wilhousky

All Lutheran Choral Alumni are invited to join us on the risers for this number!

 

 

The Last Words of David                                                                 Randall Thompson

  Less well-known than his famous “Alleluia” from 1940, this piece was commissioned by the Boston Symphony in 1949.

 

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place   from “Requiem”                Johannes Brahms

 

 

Precious Lord, Take My Hand                                   Thomas A. Dorsey, arr. Schrader

                 “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, help me stand.

                  I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.

                  Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the Light.

                  Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.”

 

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