Sunday, May 18, 2014 4:00 p.m.
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA
This spring, get ready for not one, but TWO new commissions! The Peninsula Women's Chorus casts Heart-Spells, a world premiere by San Francisco composer Mark Winges. We are also introducing to our palette Green Music by Kirke Mechem, recently premiered at the New Music for Treble Voices Festival in March.
The Latin phrase describing dance (pede terram pulso) translates as "strike the earth with the foot." We explore this concept with tango-inspired music and a choreographed performance of Famine Song, inspired by stories of Sudanese basket weavers praying for rain. We bring forth the voices of the earth with selections by American composers Stephen Paulus, Ron Jeffers, and Brian Holmes, as well as an original composition honoring the African American spiritual tradition. Come indulge your hunger for beautiful, lush music!Arrive before 4:00 pm for a puzzle hunt exploring our music!
|The Earth Sings||Stephen Paulus 1949-||Daybreak , Sea and Sky, Wind and Sun|
|Green Music||Kirke Mechem 1925-||composed in 2013; commissioned by the PWC|
|Heart Spells: 1. Spell to Be Said upon Waking||Mark Winges 1951-||composed in 2013|
|Heart Spells: 2. Spell to Be Said Before Sleep||Mark Winges 1951-||composed in 2013|
|O Sonne, o Sonne (from Zwölf Gesänge)||Gustav Jenner 1865-1920|
|Ich sah ein lichtes Wölkchen (from Zwölf Gesänge)||Gustav Jenner 1865-1920|
|Ich will ein Haus mir bauen (from Zwölf Gesänge)||Gustav Jenner 1865-1920|
|O Sapo||arr: Stephen Hatfield||Brazilian folk|
|Tango in 5||Sandra Milliken 1961-||composed in 2003|
|Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin||William Brown 1962-||composed in 2004|
|Dos Cantos||Ron Jeffers 1943-||Music and Poetry Project. composed in 1999|
|Famine Song||Vidaarr: Matthew Culloton||composed in 2011|
|Joshua||arr: Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory||Paul Cladwell & Sean Ivory composers. Composed in 2009|
|Let Evening Come||Brian Holmes 1946-||poem by Jane Kenyon; composed in 1995|