MASTERWORKS CHORALE

Dr. Liz Stanley, Director 

Mr. Jim Martinez, Accompanist

Students 

Andre Ashby

Olga Babiy

Jeremiah Barber

Anna Davis

Althea D’Souza

Amanda Downing

Yonin Ewell

Alexander Hall 

Mackenna Hathaway 

Leon Huang

Richard Janus

Skylee Moore 

Jesseina Rubalcaba 

Monica Wilberger 

Timothy Wilson

Sam Was a Man words by E. E. Cummings, Music by Vincent Persichetti

Persichetti’s music and rhythm parallels E. E. Cummings’ very visual poetry.  There is more to Sam, his life, his positivity, and his inevitable death, than meets the eye. Sam (cummings’ one-time gardener) and the music may look straightforward, but there is a lot going on inside at deeper levels when you look and listen carefully.

Dominic Has a Doll words by E. E. Cummings, Music by Vincent Persichetti

Persichetti, an American composer, set many of E. E. Cummings poems over the course of his career. Follow along with the poetry as you listen and notice the many ways Persichetti uses music to express the text.

Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart

Mozart completed this choral work on June 17, 1791. Mozart’s accompaniment provides a simple introduction and functions mostly to support the text in beautiful harmonic phrases. The text of Ave Verum Corpus is based on a poem found in a 14th century manuscript. It praises and affirms the redemptive power of Christ’s suffering.

Lacrymosa from the Requiem by W. A. Mozart

The Lacrymosa (The Day of Weeping) comes from Mozart’s Requiem, one of the most famous compositions in the history of western music. The requiem was the last work Mozart composed and it has been speculated to have contributed to his early death.  The first eight measures were all that appear in Mozart’s manuscript. The rest of this movement was completed by Mozart’s student, Süssmayr.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Come In from Seven Country Songs words by Robert Frost, Music by Randall Thompson

American composer Randall Thompson, based his Seven Country Songs on some of the most famous of Robert Frost's poems.  These pieces for SATB and for men’s and women’s ensemble have become classics in the choral repertoire. Master Works Chorale men and women perform TBB and SAA ensembles for these two works.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and Come In from Seven Country Songs words by Robert Frost, Music by Randall Thompson

American composer Randall Thompson, based his Seven Country Songs on some of the most famous of Robert Frost's poems.  These pieces for SATB and for men’s and women’s ensemble have become classics in the choral repertoire. Master Works Chorale men and women perform TBB and SAA ensembles for these two works.

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