Holiday Prelude Concert
Fall 2006 Concert Notes
Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor
Joe Jacovino, Accompanist
Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass
K. Lee Scott
- Sing Noel - Brent Pierce
“Come spread the word, a Savior is born!” are the first words you will hear in this jubilant opening. The splendid and stirring fanfare will immediately lift your spirits and put you in a Holiday mood.
- O Give Thanks - John Purifoy
A festive and joyous proclamation of thanks to celebrate Thanksgiving.
- Lullay, My Liking - arr. Robert DeCormier
Set to 15th century text, this gentle rocking lullaby is beautifully reflective in nature.
- Rejoice, Rejoice Believers - K. Lee Scott
A majestic and triumphant Advent anthem set as a superb hymn concertato.
- What Shall We Give? - arr. Mack Wilberg
A tender and expressive Catalonian carol with lush harmonies - stunningly beautiful.
- Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence - Mark Hayes
A new and creative arrangement of this timeless French carol with a jazz-waltz feel.
- Zither Carol - arr. James Burden
A lively setting of a Czech folk tune – one can even hear the strumming of the zither in the singing.
- Rejoice! - Christmas Songs Medley - Gwyneth Walker
A medley containing new musical arrangements of two traditional Christmas carols and an innovative setting of Christina Rosetti’s poem “Love Came Down at Christmas,” that capture the dramatic character of each song. It begins with the contemplative question “What Child Is This?” and ends with the joyful “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” - all leading to a triumphant exclamation “Rejoice!”
- Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy - Mack Wilberg
A glorious calypso arrangement of this West Indies carol in an expansive setting - complete with steel drums and driving percussion.
- 'Round the Glory Manger - arr. K. Lee Scott
A brilliant arrangement of a traditional spiritual.
- A La Nanita Nana - arr. Dan Davison
Traditional Spanish carol with a haunting melody – exquisitely arranged for men’s voices and guitar.
- African Sanctus - Carole Stephens
A clever combination of Latin and Swahili, with exceptional rhythms.
- Allundé Alluya - Salli Terri
Lovely arrangement of this African Prayer lullaby, set for women’s voices.
- Salmo 150 - Ernani Aguiar
Striking Latin-American rhythms are portrayed in this a cappella setting of Psalm 150 by a Brazilian composer.
- Hanerot Halalu - arr. Neil Ginsberg
This showcase for choir and clarinet is a perfect Ethnic selection to celebrate Hanukkah.
- Something to Shout About! - Sherri Easter
The title says it all! Paired with “Go Tell it on the Mountain”, this rousing and infectious gospel finale will send you home on a high note. Positively electrifying!