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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Performed by Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Paul Mealor (b. 1975)
Performed by Tenebrae, conducted by Nigel Short
Love Came Down at ChristmasHoward Helvey (b. 1968)
Performed by True Concord, conducted by Eric Holtan
Let My Love Be HeardJake Runestad (b. 1986)
Performed by Conspirare, conducted by Craig Hella Johnson
Even When He is SilentKim André Arnesen (b. 1980)
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)
Performed by The Choral Project, conducted by Daniel Hughes
Blanziflor et Helena: Ave Formosissima
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna
Performed by SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, conducted by Rupert Huber