APOLLO JOINS EUTERPE: Choral and solo settings of fine poetry

Each poem will first be read aloud in its original language and then sung:
readers are listed below.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

1. "Sure on This Shining Night" (a) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
James Agee (1909-1955)
2. "The Jazz of This Hotel" * (b) Sol Berkowitz (b. 1922)
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
3. "Vig lid" [Lullaby] (c) traditional, arranged by J. Schaefer
Sholom Aleichem (1859-1916)
4. Two Dunbar Lyrics (d) Ulysses Kay (1917-1995)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
"A Starry Night"
"A Madrigal"
5. "Me gustas cuando callas" [I like for you to be still] (e) Blas Galindo (1910-1993)
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
6. "Amanecia en el naranjel" {At dawn in the orange grove] (e) Carlos Jimenez Mabarak (1916-1994)
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
Riverdale Choral Society
John Lettieri, piano
7. "O fins Bandusiae, splendidior vitro" [To the Fountain of Bandusia] (f) Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Horace (ca. 65 B.C.E.)
Riverdale Choral Society
8. "Fama, malum ..." [Rumour,...more swift] (f) Josquin des Prez (ca. 1440-1521)
Virgil (70-19 B.C.E.)
RCS Ensemble
9. [Ode amatoria] (f) Jan Novák (1921-1984)
Sappho (7th cent. B.C.E.)
Patrick Waters, tenor
John Lettieri, piano
10. "Ode Sapphus" (f) Jan Novák
Catullus (ca. 84-54 B.C.E.) after Sappho
Edel Boland, soprano
John Lettieri, piano
11. "Bon jour mon coeur" [Good day my heart] (g) Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585)
RCS Ensemble
12. Two settings of Ronsard, "Mignonne allon voir si la roze"
[Sweet one, let's see if the rose] (g)
Guillaume de Costeley (1531-1606)
Patrick Waters, tenor
RCS Ensemble
13. "Slow, slow fresh fount" (h) Miriam Gideon (1906-1996)
Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
14. "Heart not so heavy as mine" (i) Elliot Carter (b. 1908)
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
15. Selections from Frostiana
(1) "The Road Not Taken"* (j)
(5) "A Girl's Garden" (k)
(6) "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (l)
(7) "Choose Something Like a Star" (m)
Randall Thompson
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Riverdale Choral Society
John Lettieri, piano

*RCS is joined by students from The David A. Stein Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy

Poetry readers: (a) Betty J. Figueroa, (b) George Strum, (c) Carol Tropper, (d) Nancy Wellman, (e) Silvia Jacobs, (f) Stephen G. Daitz, (g) Patrick Waters, (h) Linda Cox, (i) Maggie Schwed, (j) Stuart Boynton, (k) Betty Lee, (l) Zachary Rosenfield, (m) Nancy Quigley