Repertoire for University Chorale

After a long, uphill battle choosing repertoire for University Chorale this semester I finally have the program finished.  I think it works well and will be embraced by the singers (at least that’s the hope!).  It took a while, but I finally feel good about what I’ve got:

Gloria (from Missa in Tempore Belli “Paukenmesse”)    Josef Haydn

The Light of the World
O nata lux                            Thomas Tallis
Christ the Lord is Risen Today                arr. Joseph M. Hoffman
O Thou that art the Light                    Gabriel Jackson

Lovesong Waltzes (Liebesliederwaltzer) Johannes Brahms
No. 9 “Am Donaustrande”
(On Danube’s border)
No. 11 “Nein, Es Ist Nicht Auszukommen”
(No, I will not listen to them)
No. 15     “Nachtigall, Sie Singt So Schön”
(Nightingale, you sing so sweet)

Scoundrels and Scallywags
False Sir John                        Daniel Burton
High Barbary                            arr. Gregg Smith

I’ve sent in the order for all the published music and am now working on working editions for the public domain music.  For me, the Monteverdi Choir, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner saved the day.  Their recording of the 6 great masses of Haydn has been a LIFESAVER in this situation.  Not to mention that’s it just a killer recording in the first place.


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