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UMS Concert Program, February 20, 1952: Seventy-third Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Singing Boys Of Norway

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20
Month
February
Year
1952
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Season: 1951-1952
Concert: Eighth
Complete Series: 3075
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHXSON, GUEST CONDUCTOR
LESTER MCCOY, ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR
Eighth Concert 1951-1952 Complete Series 3075
Seventy-third Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
SINGING BOYS OF NORWAY RAGNVALD BJARNE, Conductor
Wednesday Evening, February 20, 1952, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Grosses Amen..........Olavsknaben
Star Spangled Banner......John Stafford Smith
Ja wi elsker dette landet .... Norwegian National Anthem
Misere mei Deus........Gregorio Allegri
Rex tremendae majestatis, from
"Requiem Ave Verum Corpus".......Mozart
0 Jesuslein zart, dein Kripplein ist hart......Bach
Exultate Deo...........Palestrina
The March of Sinclair..........Grieg
Pianist: Melvin Simonsen
Romance in D...........Svendsen
Violinist: Eivind Bull-Hansen
Rex Olavus gloriosus.......From the Middle Ages
1 Himmrich (In Heaven).........Grieg
No livnar det i lundar.........Lindemann
Ku baane (Calling the cows).....Norwegian Folksong
Soloist: eleven-year-old Pelle
Ola Glomstulen.........Folk Dance Song
Hear My Prayer.........Mendelssohn
INTERMISSION
Allelujah, from the Motet, Exultate jubilate .... Mozart
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song).........Flies
Cadenza sung by eleven-year-old Pelle
Eccho..............di Lasso
Ave Maria............da Victoria
Jubilate Deo omnis terra.........Gabrieli
Grosses Amen..........Olavsknaben
Baldwin piano ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
PROGRAM NOTES
Grosses Amen..........Olavsknaben
The "Great Amen" written for nine parts, opens and closes all concerts of Olavsguttene, the Singing Boys of Norway.
Star Spangled Banner......John Stafford Smith
Ja vvi elsker dette landet .... Norwegian National Anthem
Misere mei Deus........Gregorio Allegri
Written for nine parts, this work has been performed through centuries in the Sistinc Chapel in Rome, every "Good Friday." It has become famous because the young Mozart transcribed this work from memory after hearing it in Rome. The performance of this work was forbidden by the Pope outside the city.
Rex tremendae majestatis, from the
Requiem Ave Verum Corpus . . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
0 Jesuslein zart, dein Kripplein ist hart . . Johann Sebastian Bach Little Jesus, Thy cradle is hard.
Exultate Deo.....Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
"This five-part motet," writes the Palestrinian authority Raphael Casimiri, who is the musical director of the Latin Choir in Rome, "is renowned for the remarkable mastery of Polyphony." The transcriber has imitated the nature of the original antique manuscript and has brought the orchestral colors of trombones, harps, and tympany through the grouping of human voices.
The March of Sinclair........Edward Grieg
Based on motives of Norwegian folksongs, this composition describes the march of the invading Scottish troups, under Colonel Sinclair, through the old and well-known Gudbranda Valley. The Norwegian peasants had hidden themselves high up in the mountains on a pass. A young farmer's girl, called Pillar Guri, stood on the highest peak, holding guard. When she saw the troups coming, she blew her horn loudly. The peasants threw big pieces of rock down the mountain and the avalanche destroyed all of the Scottish soldiers. In the composition one hears Pillar Guri blow the horn and the avalanche comes rolling down.
Pianist: Melvin Simonsen
Romance in D..........Joh. Svendsen
Svendsen was the second greatest composer of Norway, and was conductor of the Royal Danish opera in Copenhagen at his death. He is known internationally and his violin "Romance" has become well known throughout the world. Violinist: Eivind Bull-Hansen
Rex Olavus gloriosus......From the Middle Ages
The Holy Martyr, King Olaf, from whom the Olaf's Boys Choir takes its name, was slain in battle in Norway in 1030 by Stiklestad. Through centuries people have prayed to him as a saint and thousands have made pilgrimages to his tomb in the Cathedral of Nidaros, where, according to legend, many miracles have been performed.
I Himmerik (In Heaven).......Edward Grieg
This, Grieg's last work, was written a few days before his death.
No livnar det i lundar.......Ludvig Lindemann
Spring chorale: Now, all forests are in bloom.
Ku baane (Calling the Cows).....Norwegian Folksong
From the Norwegian high mountains the dairy maids in their little hut call the cows in the evening.
Soloist: eleven-year-old Pelle
Ola Glomstulen.........Folk Dance Song
This work is a Norwegian jest and dance song, written in dance tempo. Ola Glomstulen is the Norwegian Peer Gynt, who is always bragging, though he has nothing to brag about. He begs his mother to arrange a big wedding, to prepare wonderful food, and to brew beer.
Hear My Prayer........Felix Mendelssohn
From the Psalms of David, this hymn was written for Jenny Lind. King David and his warriors are lying in the battlefield surrounded by the enemy, they are afraid and call for help. King David prays to the Lord that he might have the wings of a dove so that he could hide himself in the desert.
Soloist: Arvid Aasen
Allelujah, from the Motet,
Exidtate Jubilate.....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song).......Bernard Flies
Cadenzas sung by eleven-year-old Pelle
Eccho (two choruses in 8-part harmony) . . . Orlando di Lasso Ave Maria.......Thomas Ludovicus da Victoria
Jubilate Deo omnis terra (two choruses
in 8-part harmony).......Giovanni Gabrieli
Gabrieli, of Saint Marks in Venice, was one of the greatest composers of his time. He developed the art of polyphony to a great degree of perfection.
Grosses Amen..........Olavsknaben
MAY FESTIVAL
MAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 1952
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
ELEANOR STEBER, Soprano PATRICE MUNSEL, Soprano ASTRID VARNAY, Soprano PATRICIA NEWAY, Soprano ANTON DERMOTA, Tenor SET SVANHOLM, Tenor MACK HARRELL, Baritone PHILIP DUEY, Baritone
GEORGE LONDON, Boss NATHAN MILSTEIN, Violinist GUIOMAR NOVAES, Pianist EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor THOR JOHNSON, Conductor ALEXANDER HILSBERG, Conductor MARGUERITE HOOD, Conductor UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
FESTIVAL YOUTH CHORUS
PROGRAMS
THURSDAY, MAY I, 8:30
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Eleanor Stober, Soprano
Short Symphony......Swanson
"Exultatr. jubilate". Motet. K.16S . Mozart Eleanor Steber
''Appalachian Sprins" ... Copland
'Nun eill herbei" and "Frohsinn und
Laune" from Mrrry Wives of Windsor . Nicolai Marietta's Lied from Die Tote Stadt . Korncold Csiirdas from Die Fledrrmaus . . Strauss Miss Steber
Suite No. 2 from the Ballet.
Daphnis ct Chloe.....Ravel
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 8:30
University Choral Union Thor Johnson, Conductor
Patricia Neway, Soprano Philip Ducy, Baritone Anton Dermota, Tenor George London, Bass
"The Damnation of Faust" . . . Berlioz Choral Union and Soloists
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:30
Alexander Hilsbcrg and Marguerite Hood, Conductors
Nathan Milstein, Violinist Festival Youth Chorus
Overture to "Russian and Ludmilla" . Glinka
Song Cycle from the Masters
......Arr. Russell Howland
Festival Youth Chorus
Symphony No. S in B-flat major . Schubert
Concerto in A minor, Op. S3 . . Dvorak Nathan Milstein
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8:30
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Astrid Varnay, Soprano
Set Svanholm, Tenor
Overture to The Flying Dutchman . Wagnxr
Act I. Scene III, from Die Walkure . Wagner Astrid Varnay and Set Svanholm
Prelude to Tristan and Isolde . . Wagner
NiRht Scene -Act II. Scene HI
from Tristan and Isolde . . . Wagner Miss Varnay and Mr. Svanholu
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2:30
Thor Johnson, Conductor University Choral Union Mock Harrcll, Baritone Guiomar No vacs, Pianist
Overture to "Coriolanus", Op. 62.
Beethoven
"Belshazzar's Fea.-U" ... . Walton
Chohal Union and Mack Harrell
Concerto No. 4 in G major.
Op. 58.......Beethoven
Guiomar Novaks
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 8:30
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor Patrice Munscl, Soprano
Passacanlia........Haug
"Chacun le sail" from
La Fille du Regiment . . . Donizetti "O mio bahbino caro" from
Gianni Schicci......Puccini
"Mi chiamano Mimi" from
La Boiime......Puccini
Patrice Munsei.
Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major,
Op. 82.......Sibelius
Lucy's Arietta from The Telephone . Menotti
Willow Sons .... Coleridge-Taylor
Suite from Die Ftrdcrmaus . . . Strauss
Miss Munsel
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