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UMS Concert Program, February 25, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Obernkirchen Children's Choir

UMS Concert Program, February 25, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Obernkirchen Children's Choir image UMS Concert Program, February 25, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Obernkirchen Children's Choir image UMS Concert Program, February 25, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Obernkirchen Children's Choir image UMS Concert Program, February 25, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Obernkirchen Children's Choir image
Day
25
Month
February
Year
1958
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Season: 1957-1958
Concert: Seventh
Complete Series: 3230
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Seventh Concert 1957-1958 Complete Series 3230
Seventy-ninth Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
OBERNKIRCHEN CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Edith Moeller, Conductor James Benner at the Piano
Tuesday Evening, February 25, 1958, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
America, the Beautiful (K. L. Bates) .... Samuel A. Ward
Die Nacht (Night)..........Schubert
In stiller Nacht (Silent Night)........Brahms
A Legend...........Tchaikovsky
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Mary went through
a forest of thorns).......Anonymous, c. 1850
Arr. Gottfried Wolters
Der Kuckuck (The Cuckoo).....Laurentius Lemlin
Mignonne (Mignon).......Guillaume Costeley
Echo-Lied (Echo Song).......Orlando di Lasso
Necklied (Teasing Song).........Bartok
Hochzeitslied aus Poniki (Poniki Wedding Song) . . . Bartok Die Tochter der Heide (The Daughter of the Heath) . Hugo Distler
Deep River........Arr. by H. T. Burleigh
Kolokolschick (Softly the Little Bell Rings) . . Russian Folk Song Where the Bee Sucks (Shakespeare) .... Thomas A. Arne Der Schneider Jahrestag (The Tailors' Anniversary) . German Folk Song Reiterlied (Rider's Song) . . . Friedrich Wilhelm Moeller
INTERMISSION
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Musical fantasy based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm Music by Friedrich Wilhelm Moeller
Text by Edith Moeller English translation by Antonia Ridge
Angel Records Steinway Piano
A R S L O N G A VITA I! R K V I S
PROGRAM NOTES
Die Nacht (Night)........Franz Schubert
How beautiful you are, friendly stillness,
Divine calm!
Look how the bright stars
Wander in Heaven's field,
And look down upon us
Silently from the blue distance.
In stiller Nacht (Silent Night).....Johannes Brahms
"In the stillness of the night a plaintive voice seems to speak to me through the wind. I am sad and all nature seems to share my sadness. Even the beasts seem to mourn with me."
A Legend........Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Christ, when a child, a garden made, And many roses flourish'd there. He watered them three times a day To make a garland for His hair. And when in time the roses bloom'd, He call'd the children in to share. They tore the flowers from ev'ry stem, And left the garden stript and bare. "How wilt Thou weave Thyself a crown, Now that the roses all are dead " "Ye have forgotten that the thorns Are left for me," the Christ-child said. They plaited then a crown of thorns And laid it rudely on His head; And from His brow all piere'd and torn Sprang drops of blood like roses red.
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Mary Went Through
a Forest of Thorns).......Anonymous, c. 1850
Arr. by Gottfried Wolters
Mary went through a forest of thorns that in seven years had grown no foliage. Under her heart she carried a little baby! And as she went through the forest, the thorns blossomed with roses. Kyrie eleison !
Der Kuckuck (The Cuckoo).....Laurentius Lemlin
(c. 1500) The cuckoo sat on the hedge. Cuckoo, cuckoo! It rained very much and he got wet.
Mignonne (Mignon).......Guillaume Costeley
(1531-1606) Darling, behold how the rose that only this morning revealed its beauty to the sun
has faded. The folds of its purple robe and its complexion are like yours. Such a flower lasts but a day.
Therefore, darling, pluck your youth at its greenest. Like that flower, your beauty will tarnish with age.
Echo-Lied (Echo Song).......Orlando di Lasso
(1530-1594)
Hallo! What a beautiful echo! Let's test it. Let's all sing together. Let's laugh. Now be quiet. It's enough. Let's go. Basta, basta.
Necklied (Teasing Song)........Bela Bartok
Maidens are dear -they cost hundred "Taler"
Ei-ja-ja-ja -cost hundred "Taler"
Cheaper are lads and need less food . . .
Need no oatmeal, only bran -only half the food .. . !
Hochzeitslied aus Poniki (Poniki Wedding Song) . . Bela Bartok The lass travels far from home with her husband. Sternly the mother warns: "Follow your husband, never return to my house!" But the daughter changes herself into a partridge and returns to her mother's garden to sit on a lily and sing. Angry, the mother chases the little bird away, and now the daughter weeps, far from her home.
Die Tochter der Heide (The Daughter of the Heath) . Hugo Distler Get ready, little sister! Today we are going to Robin's wedding. Uninvited, we will neither feast nor dance. But while they are feasting, the house will go up in flames, the guests screaming and fleeing. Two shall be burned to charcoal. Be merry, little sister! This is an old wives' tale. I have long since forgotten the false Robin. Ha! ha! I have another sweetheart who dances with me on the square.
Deep River........Ait. by H. T. Burleigh
Deep, deep river, home over Jordan, Deep river, want to cross over into camp-ground. Oh, don't you want to ro to that gospel feast, That promised land where all is peace
Kolokolschick (Softly the Little Bell Rings) . . Russian Folk Song Softly the little bell rings, Like light snow the dust dances on the path. There is much feeling in the coachman's song. His heart, tired and full of longing, Burns as before in joyful delight.
Where the Bee Sucks (Text. Shakespeare) . Dr. Thomas A. Arne Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cow-slip's bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry, When owls do cry, when owls do cry. On the bat's back I do fly, I do fly, After summer merrily, merrily, Merrily, merrily shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough . . .
Der Schneider Jahrestag (The Tailors' Anniversary) . German Folk Song Nine times ninety-nine tailors met on the weather vane of the church tower in Regensburg. Hurrah! Let the needle whiz! They dined on a fried flea and drank out of a thimble. And when they had finished drinking, they all danced on the point of a needle!
Reiterlied (Rider's Song) . . . Friedrich Wilheim Moeller Giddap, giddap! My little Peter rides in the sunshine before the door. He is a bold, proud rider on his little white, wooden horse. My little rider goes far away into the wide world, leaving me all alone here at the house in the sunshine. "On, on, little horse, the world is still bigger, we must ride to the land of the Moors through the hot desert sand. We roam through the wide world, and when the big sea comes, we must go back. Faster, faster, little white horse, up and down! You must be tired, let's go back to the stable for your hay and oats."
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess named Snow White. Her jealous stepmother, the Queen, abandoned her in the forest, hoping she would die, but the birds led the wandering girl to the home of the Seven Dwarfs, little Purzel, saucy Schnurzel, merry Rumpelsack, poor old Huckepack, sleepy Miesemutz, brawny Hutzliputz, and Puck, the smallest of them all. Snow White and the Dwarfs soon grew to love each other and lived joyously together.
One day the proud Queen consulted the magic mirror. "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is fairest of them all " "Snow White," replied the mirror. Determined to rid herself of her rival, the Queen disguised herself as a lace peddler and sought out Snow White's hiding place. She gave her a red ribbon and laced her bodice so tight with it that Snow White swooned away as if dead. Only the return of the Dwarfs from the silver mine saved her.
From the magic mirror the Queen learned that Snow White was still alive. Again she disguised herself and threw in through the window a poisoned apple. Snow White ate it and swooned away as if dead. The unhappy Dwarfs laid her to rest in a glass coffin.
One day a handsome Prince rode by and kissed Snow White in her glass coffin. Immediately she sprang to life again. Overjoyed, the Dwarfs summoned all the people to the wedding feast. The wicked Queen came and danced until she died. Snow White and the Prince were married and lived happily ever after.
MAY FESTIVAL
MAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 1958
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AT ALL CONCERTS
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor LILY PONS, Soprano
PROGRAM
"Credendum" (commissioned for
UNESCO) .....William Schuman
"Quellc joie! Qucl bonheur!" (II Seraglio) Mozart
"Avec dc la tendresse" (II Seraglio) . Mozart
Lo! Here the Gentle Lark . . Bishop-LaForce
Lily Tons
Lc Rossignol........Stravinsky
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 ... Rachmaninoff
"Bell Song" (Lakme)......Deubes
Miss Pons Symphony in D minor......Franck
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 8:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
CLARAMAE TURNER, Contralto
BRIAN SULLIVAN, Tenor
MARTIAL SINGHER, Baritone
YI-KWEI SZE, Bass
PROGRAM Samson and Delilah, an opera in three
acts (in concert form) .... Saint-Saens University Choral Union and Soloists
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:30 P.M.
WILLIAM SMITH, Conductor
GYORGY SANDOR, Pianist
FESTIVAL YOUTH CHORUS
MARGUERITE HOOD, Conductor
MUSIC BY HUNGARIAN COMPOSERS
Suite in F-sharp minor.....Dohnanyi
Hungarian Folk Songs (edited by Marguerite Hood; and orchestrated by Grant Beglarian) Festival Youth Chorus
Rakoczy March.........Liszt
Concerto No. 2 ........Bartok
Gyoroy Sandor Dances from "Galanta"......Kodaly
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor GEORGE LONDON, Baritone
PROGRAM
Tone Poem, "Don Juan".....Strauss
"Madamina" (Don Giovanni) .... Mozart To the Evening Star (Tannhaiiser) . . Wagner
Ford's Monologue (Valstaf).....Verdi
George London
"Louisiana Story".......Thomson
Symphonic Suite (Boris Codunov) . Moussorosky
(transcribed for orchestra by Eugene Ormandy)
Soloist: Mr. London
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2:30 P.M.
THOR JOHNSON, Conductor UNIVERSITY CHORAL UNION
Soloists:
MARTIAL SINGHER, Baritone MICHAEL RABIN, Violinist
PROGRAM
In Ecclesiis..........Gadrieli
Sacred Service (Parts 1,2,3) . . . . Bloch
Canticle of the Martyrs.....Giannini
Martial Singher, Baritone University Choral Union Concerto in D major for Violin and
Orchestra........Tchaikovsky
Michael Rabin
SUNDAY, MAY 4, 8:30 P.M.
EUGENE ORMANDY, Conductor GLENN GOULD, Pianist
PROGRAM
Overture to "Egmont," Op. 84 . . Beethoven Concerto Xo. 4 in G major, Op. 58. for
Piano and Orchestra.....Beethoven
Glenn Gould intermission "Quiet City" for Trumpet, English Horn,
and Strings.........Copland
Samuel Krauss. Trumpet
John Minsker, English Horn
Pictures at an Exhibition . . . Moussoegsky
(arranged for orchestra by Maurice Ravel)
SEASON TICKETS: $13.00--$10.00--$9.00--$8.00
SINGLE CONCERTS (on sale beginning March 10):
$3.50--$3.00--$2.50--$2.00--$1.50
For tickets or information address: University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower.

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