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UMS Concert Program, December 15, 1937: The Creation -- Joseph Haydn

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Season: 1937-1938
Concert: Second
Complete Series: 2482
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Second Concert
Com; ill Series 2482
Faculty Concert Serie;
Joseph Havpn
Thelma Lewis, Soprano Arthur H'-ett, Tenor
Van Deursen, Baritone
Alice Manderbacf, Harpsichord University Choral t 5ion Robert Campbell, Organist University Symphony Orchestra
Earl V. Moore, Conductor
Wednesday Evening, December 15, 1937, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Cast of Characters
. Thelma Lewis Uriel .
Raphael . . . Arthur Hackett
Hardin Van Deursen
Introduction.--Representation of Chaos
Recit. (Raphael) Chorus Recit. (Uriel) Air (Uriel) Chorus
Recit. (Raphael) Solo (Gabriel) and Chorus
In the beginning And the Spirit of Cod And God saw the light Now vanish
Despairing, cursing rage And Cod made
The marv'lous work
Recit. (Raphael) Recit. (Raphael)
Terzetto (Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel) Trio and Cho. Recit. (Raphael)
First Part
Recit. (Raphael)
Air (Raphael) Recit. (Gabriel) Air (Gadriel) Recit. (Uriel) Chorus Recit. (Uriel) Recit. (Uriel) Cho. with Trio
Second Part
And God created great whales Recit. (Raphael) And the angels struck their immortal harps
Most beautiful appear The Lord is great And God said, Let the earth bring forth
Chorus Achieved is the glorious work
Ais (Raphael) Recit. (Uriel) Air (Uriel) Recit. (Raphael) Trio
And God said, Let the
waters under the heaven Rolling in foaming billows And God said, Let the earth With verdure clad And the heavenly host Awake the harp And God said In splendour bright The heavens are telling
Straight opening her fertile
Now heav'n in fullest glory And God created man In native worth And God saw every thing On thee ec-h living soul
The Steinway Piano and the Skinner Organ are the official concert instruments of the University Musical Society.
FIRST PART iNRTODtrcnoN (Orchestra) Solo. Gabriel
Recitative. Raphael In the banning God created the heaven and the earth; and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face -ofthe waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Recitative. Uriel
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Air. Uriel
Now vanish before the holy beams The gloomy shade of ancient night; The first of days appears. Now chaos.entfs. and order fair prevails. Affrighted fly hell's spirits black in
Down they sink in the deep abyss To endless night.
Chorus Despairing, cursing rage attends their
rapid fall. A new-created world springs up at
God's command.
Recitative. Raphael And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters
which were above the firmament:
and it was so.
Now furious storms tempestuous rage, Like chaff, by the winds impelled are
the clouds,
By sudden fire the sky is inflamed, And awful thunders are rolling on
high. Now from the floods in steam ascend
reviving showers of rain, The dreary, wasteful hail, the light
and flaky snow.
The marv'lous work behold amaz'd The glorious hierarchy of heaven; And to th' ethereal vaults resound The praise oflod, and of the second day.
And to th' ethereal vaults resound The praise of God, and of the second day.
Recitative. Raphael
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering of waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Am. Raphael
Rolling in foaming billows, Uplifted, roars the boisterous sea. Mountains ancrtocks now emerge, Their tops among the clouds ascend. Through th' open plains, outstretching wide,
In serpent error rivers flow. Softly purling, glides on Through silent vales the limpid brook.
Recitative. Raphael
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Air. Gabriel
With verdure clad the fields appear, Delightful to the ravish'd sense; By flowers sweet and gay Enhanced is the charming sight. Here fragrant herbs their odours shed; Here shoots the healing plant. With copious fruit th' expanded
boughs are hung; In leafy arches twine the shady
groves; O'er lofty hills majestic forests wave.
Recitative. Uriel
And the heavenly host proclaimed the third day, praising God, and saying:
Awake the harp, thp lyre awake, And let your joyful song resound. Rejoice in the Lord, the mighty God; For He both heaven and earth Hath clothed in stately dress.
Recitative. Uriel
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day from the night, and to give light upon the earth; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and for years. He made the stars also.
Recitative. Uriel
In splendour bright is rising now the sun,
And darts bis rays; a joyful, happy spouse,
A giant proud and glad
To run his measur'd course.
With softer beams, and milder light,
Steps on the silver moon through silent night;
The space immense of th' azure sky
A countless host of radiant orbs adorns.
And the sons of God announced the fourth day
In song divine, proclaiming thus His power:
Chorus ,
The heavens are telling the glory of
The wonder of His work displays the firmament;
Trio. Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael
To day that is coming speaks it the
day, The night that is gone to following
Chorus The heavens are telling the glory of
God, The wonder of His work displays the
In all the lands resounds the word, Never unperceived, ever understood.
Chorus The heavens are telling the glory of
God, The wonder of His wjrk displays the
Recitative. Raphael And God created great whales, and
every living creature that moveth;
and God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful all, and multiply, Ye winged tribes, be multiplied,
And sing on every tree; Multiply, ye finny tribes, And fill each wat'ry deep; Be fruitful, grow, and multiply, And in your God and Lord rejoice.
Recitative. Raphael And the angels struck their immortal harps, and the wonders of the fifth day sung.
Most beautiful appear, with verdure young adorn'd,
The gently sloping hills; their narrow, sinuous veins
Distil, in crystal drops, the fountain fresh and bright.
In lofty circles play, and hover, in the
air, The cheerful host of birds; and as
they flying whirl, Their glitt'ring plumes are dy'd as
rainbows by the sun.
See flashing through the deep in
thronging swarms The fish a thousand ways around. Upheaved from the deep, th' immense
Leviathan Sports on the foaming wave.
Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael
How many are Thy works, 0 God!
Who may their number tell
Trio and Chorus
The Lord is great, and great His might,
His glory lasts for ever and for evermore.
Recitative. Raphael And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth, after his kind.
Recitative. Raphael Straight opening her fertile womb, The earth obey'd the word, And teem'd creatures numberless, In perfect forms, and fully grown. Cheerful, roaring, stands the tawny
lion. With sudden leap The flexible tiger appears. The nimble
stag Bears up his branching head. With
flying mane, And fiery look, impatient neighs the
noble steed. The cattle, in herds, already seek their
On fields and meadows green. And o'er the ground, as plants, arc
The fleecy, meek, and bleating flocks. Unnumber'd as the sands, in swarms
The host of insects. In long dimension Creeps, with sinuous trace, the worm
Air. Raphael
Now heaven in fullest glory shone; Earth smil'd in all her rich attire; The room of air with fowl is filled; The water swell'd by shoals of fish; By heavy beasts the ground is trod: But all the work was not complete; There wanted yet that wondrous
being, That, grateful, should God's power
admire, With heart and voice His goodness
Recitative. Uriel
And God created Man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and Man became a living soul.
Air. Uriel In native worth and honour clad,
With beauty, courage, strength,
Erect, with front serene, he stands A man, the lord and king of nature
His large and arched brow sublime Of wisdom deep declares the seat; And in his eyes with brightness shines The soul, the breath and image of his
With fondness leans upon his breast The partner for him form'd, A woman, fair and graceful spouse. Her softly smiling, virgin looks, Of flow'ry spring the mirror, Bespeak him love, and joy, and bliss.
Recitative. Raphael And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the heavenly choir, in song divine, thus closed the sixth day:
Trio. Gabriel and Uriel. On Thee each living soul awaits; From Thee, O Lord, all seek their
Thou openest Thy hand, And fillest all with good.
But when Thy face, O Lord, is hid, With sudden terror they are struck; Thou tak'st their breath away, They vanish into dust.
Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael Thou sendest forth Thy breath again, And life with vigour fresh returns; Revived earth unfolds new strength And new delights.
Achieved is the glorious work; Our song let be the praise of God. Glory to His name for ever. He sole on high exalted reigns. Hallelujah.

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