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UMS Concert Program, November 24: Seventy-fifth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Leonard Depaur

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Season: 1953-1954
Concert: Third
Complete Series: 3116
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Thor Johnson, Guest Conductor
Lester McCoy, Associate Conductor
Third Concert 1953-1954 Complete Series 3116
Seventy-fifth Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
LEONARD dePAUR, Conductor
Tuesday Evening, November 24, 1953, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Four Melodies of the Middle Ages .... Ivan Langstroth
Chanson: I'm No More What I Was (Clement Marot--1495) Volkslied: Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee (German--15th century) Troubadour Song: It Was in May (Moniot d'Arras--13th century) Soldier's Song: Farewell, My True Loves (Anonymous--15th century)
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)......Johannes Brahms
Lullaby and goodnight, with roses above thee, all safe in thy bed, while angels hover near. When the morning shall break, please the Lord thou shalt awake.
Ich liebe dich (I Love Thee)......Edvard Grieg
Thou art my thoughts, my present and my future; thou art my heart's supreme and only joy. I love thee more than any earthly creature. I love thee now and for eternity.
Triumvirate: Suite for Male Voices (commissioned 1953) . Ulysses Kay
Prelude: "Music" (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882)
Variations: "The Children's Hour" (Henry W. Longfellow, 1807-1882)
March: "The Night March" (Herman Melville, 1819-1891)
Ave Verum, K. 618........W. A. Mozart
Jesus, God incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary born; on the Cross Thy sacred body for us with nails was torn. Cleanse us by the blood that flows from Thy pierced side; feed us with Thy body now and in the hour of mortal fear.
Jesus, Dearest Treasure (Motet No. 3) . . . Bach-Langstroth Chorale: Jesus, Dearest Treasure Trio (double): The Law of the Spirit Chorus: Death I Do Not Fear Thee Chorale: Hence with Earthly Treasure Quartet (double): Fare Thee Well, O Pleasure Chorus: If By His Grace Chorale: Flee All Fears and Sadness
(over) The Steinviay is the official piano of the University Musical Society.
tAve Maria..........Bach-Gounod
Ave Maria, Thou highly favored, God is with Thee. Blessed art Thou above all women; blessed be Thy son, the Son of God, the Lord most High! Blessed Maria! Pray for us wretched sinners, now and when the hour of death o'ertakes us. Amen.
God Is with Us........Kastalsky-Norden
Psalm ISO......... Lawrence Morton
?Folksongs from Latin America:
fFolga Nego (Afro-Brazilian Batuque) . Collected by Gao Gurgel
Dance, Negro, dance! The white man will not come. If he does, kill him with a club. Negro, you work night and day. This night you will dance untroubled all over the coffee clearing. You will dance and curse and kill if the white man comes. (In 18th century Brazil, the African slaves imported to work the coffee plantations were forbidden to perform any of their native dances or rituals).
Good Evening, Mrs. Flanagan.....Vivian Meade
A calypso from Jamaica, discussing a familiar problem.
?Creole Folksongs (sung in Creole French): . Arr. Camille Nickerson
Creole songs of Louisiana originated on the plantations of French and Spanish colonists. They were created in much the same manner as the work songs and spirituals of the American Negro, but whereas the latter largely is a product of American environment, the Creole reflects the influence of the Latin background.
Gue Gue Solingaie (Lullaby)
Sleep, baby, sleep, mother hovers near. I have said the tortoise knows how to talk, the crocodile knows how to sing, and the wildcat may steal you away.
Micheu Banjo (Dance Song)
See that little mulatto there, Mister Banjo, struttin' so "biggety-big," hat cocked on one side, walkin' cane swingin' wide, smokin' a big cigar, struttin' to beat the band. Hair all slick and bright red tie and new shoes cryin' "crank, crank, crank" while his eyes roll after each girl he meets. Flower in his buttonhole, he thinks he's quite a devil. But we can also play that game, Mister Banjo.
fSwing Low, Sweet Chariot .... Arr. Leonard dePaur fin dat Great Gittin'-up Mornin' . . . Arr. Jester Hairston
Songs from World War II
fSong of the French Partisan......Anne Marly
fRodger Young.........Frank Loesser
(Dedicated to the memory of Capt. Clayton S. Rockmore; killed in action February 24, 1945, on Iwo Jima.)
Songs arranged or transcribed by Leonard dePaur. tCoIumbia Masterworks Records
Luther Saxon, Tenor George Marshall, Baritone
Grady Menefield, Tenor James Young, Baritone
Benjamin Foster, Tenor Elijah Hodges, Basso
Assistant Conductor: Clarence Jacobs
Coming Events
MESSIAH.....Sat., Dec. 5, 8:30; Sun., Dec. 6, 2:30

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