Love Rising — May 8, 2020

Derived from a range of outstanding choral music, my themed Playlists are designed to be like concerts, of about an hour in length. The music of this fourth Playlist in my series depicts the serenity and beauty of nature. If music be the food of love, play on.

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PROGRAM

Click the links for information on the pieces and texts/translations.

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

 

Translation

Performed by Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

 

Ubi Caritas

Paul Mealor (b. 1975)

 

Background and Translation

Performed by Tenebrae, conducted by Nigel Short

 

Love Came Down at ChristmasHoward Helvey (b. 1968)

 

Background and Text

Performed by True Concord, conducted by Eric Holtan

 

Let My Love Be HeardJake Runestad (b. 1986)

 

Background and Text

Performed by Conspirare, conducted by Craig Hella Johnson

 

Even When He is SilentKim André Arnesen (b. 1980)

 

Background and Text

Performed by Chamber Choir of London, conducted by Dominic Ellis-Peckham

 

Set Me as a SealRené Clausen (b. 1953)

 

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death.
Many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it.
                    Song of Songs 8:6a; 8:7a

Performed by Kansas City Chorale, conducted by Charles Bruffy

 

Let Us Live, My Clodia, and Let Us Love (from I Hate and I Love)Dominick Argento (1927-2019)

 

Let us live, my Clodia, and let us love,
And let the censorious whispers of the old
Be to us as worthless as the gold of fools.

Suns can set, and rise anew;
But once our own brief light has dimmed
We shall sleep an eternal night.
                    Catullus, translated by Argento

Performed by Dale Warland Singers, conducted by Dale Warland

 

Come to Me, My LoveNorman Dello Joio (1913-2008)

 

Text by Christina Rossetti

Performed by The Choral Project, conducted by Daniel Hughes

 

From Carmina Burana Carl Orff (1895-1982)

 

Dulcissime
Blanziflor et Helena: Ave Formosissima
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna

Translations

Performed by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, conducted by Rupert Huber