( Sun., Jun. 9, 2013 )
Performed by VAE (Rodney Wynkoop, conductor)
Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Stephen Chatman: Dryad's bells - sung bell sounds by this Canadian composer, written in 1999
Dan Locklair: Bond and Free - world premiere of NC composer Dan Locklair’s 2012 setting of a Robert Frost poem that explores two sides of life: the intellectual and the emotional
James MacMillan: A Child's Prayer - written by Scottish composer James MacMillan to honor the victims of the 1996 killing at the Dunblane Primary School, which took the lives of 16 children and one adult; performed in this concert to honor the victims of the killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December
Steven Sametz: On the death of a friend - 2003 composition, with a text from a sermon prior to 1901 burial of King Edward VII
Francis Poulenc: Vinea mea electa - one of French composer Poulenc’s 4 Lenten motets from 1939; based on Isaiah and Jeremiah texts about a beloved vine that has turned bitter
Herbert Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing- massive and powerful work written in memory of President John F. Kennedy; performed in this concert to mark the 50th anniversary of his 1963 assassination
Ned Rorem: Lift up your heads- written for Ascension Day in 1963, in memory of composer Francis Poulenc
Dale Warland: There will be rest- a Sara Teasdale poem, in a choral setting with harp and flute, composed for the Dale Warland Singers in 2003
Dan Forrest: Amen- 8-voice final movement from SC composer Dan Forrest’s Words of Paradise, 2007
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Northern Lights- 2012 composition by this Latvian composer; including a Latvian folk song and the words of two Arctic explorers who encountered the wondrous sight of the Northern lights; with tuned water glasses and chimes.
Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis - highly expressive 2001 setting by this beloved Estonian minimalist composer; “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace”
Jaako Mäntyjärvi: Psalm 150 in Grandsire Triples - this Finnish composer’s1999 piece that includes sung bell patterns in the specific change-ringing style called Grandsire Triples
General Admission $10; Students w/ID Free.