April 24, 2016 Concert Sound

Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Tunes from England


Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G. F. Handel

Zadok the Priest by G. F. Handel AND Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet
anointed Solomon King.
And all the people rejoiced, and said:
God save the King! Long live the King!
May the King live for ever,
Amen, Alleluia!

(at 5:18) Fantasia on Greensleeves

Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with Baritone Soloist Andrew McLaughlin

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  • (at 0:00)   Easter
  • (at 5:12)   I Got Me Flowers
  • (at 8:30)   Love Bade Me Welcome
  • (at 14:10) The Call
  • (at 16:58) Antiphon – Let All the World


The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with Violin Soloist Destiny Mermagen

Songs from the movie Mary Poppins by Richard and Robert Sherman, arranged by J. F. Dausch

Three arias from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan

Oh, Better Far to Live and Die, with Baritone Soloist Andrew McLaughlin
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Poor Wandring One, with Soprano Soloist Kelly Curtin
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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General, with Bass Soloist Andrew Adelsberger
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Jerusalem by C. H. H. Parry

The words of Jerusalem, from “Milton” by William Blake (1757 – 1827):

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England’s green and pleasant land