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TAFT SCHOOL
PRESENTS
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM WITH
CANTUS EXCELSUS &
WOODWARD INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
APRIL 17, 2016 – 3:00 PM

I
MUSIC FOR A SACRED SPACE
Haec est Dies(This is the Day)…….Jacobus Gallus(1550-1591)
Sicut Cervus…….Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina(1525-1594)
Bogoroditse Devo…….Sergei Rachmaninoff(1873-1943)
O Nata Lux…….Morten Lauridsen(b.1943)
Nunc Dimittis(Collegium Regale)…….Herbert Howells(1892-1983)
…….Philetus Holt’16, soloist

II
AMERICAN SPIRITUALS AND HYMNODY
Sound Over All Waters…Kaedi Dalley’18, soloist…Paul Halley(b.1952)
…With a text by John Greenleaf Whittier and dedicated to Coretta Scott King
…Sound Over All Waters was written and sung in her honor on the occasion
…of her preaching at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The Road Home Tune: “Prospect” from Southern Harmony 1835
…Adapted: Stephen Paulus(1949-2014)
Ubi Caritas…Nicholas Burnham’16, soloist…Paul Halley
Praises to Obatala, ruler of the Heavens. Praises to Yemenja, ruler of the waters of life. Praises
…to Ra and Ausar, rulers of the light and the resurrected soul.
…Chant by Abdel Salaam; Yoruba & Khemetic texts

III
FIDDLE AND FOLK…….Csardas Vittorio Monti(1868-1922)
…Jennifer Jeon ‘17 violin; Mrs. Jungjoo Bae, piano
Blow the Man Down…….English Sea Shanty – Arr: Alice Parker(b. 1925)
…Lachlan Berray’19, Will Meeker’16, Alex Milardo’16, Camila Papadopolou’16, soloists
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy…….Music: Huddie Ledbetter(1888-1949) – Arr: Moira Smiley

IV
MUSIC FOR A GREAT SPACE
Freedom Trilogy Paul Halley
Kyrie de Angelis – 3rd Century Greek; Haleluya Pelo Tsa Rona – 20th Century South African
Amazing Grace – 19th Century American
…“For some time now I have been a fan of multi-cultural music making, not for reasons of …political correctness, but because it seems to provide fertile ground for new perspectives which …have their roots in centuries of human experience. The third century Christian Church, the …people of South Africa, and John Newton, the reformer slave trader who wrote the words of …‘Amazing Grace,’ were all certainly acquainted with human suffering and
…failure. Yet what has endured and what we have received are beautiful songs of hope and …gratitude.” Paul Halley

Ye Holy Angels Bright Darwall’s 148th
ALL ARE INVITED TO STAND AND SING

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
Bruce Fifer, Director; Nicholas Burnham ‘16, Head Chorister; Joseph Jacovino, Accompanist SOPRANO: Corrine Bai, Katie Bontje, Emily Drakeley, Caroline Elliott, Meme Ewald, Chloe Frelinghuysen, Jasmine Galante, Desiree Gonzalez, Liz Henebry, Maggie Keeler, *Lanting Lu, Maeve Millen, Camila Papadopoulo, Sanah RoyChowdhury, Avery Smith, Emma Stone, Emma Vermylen ALTO: Tise Ben-Eka, Charlotte Bradley, Kaedi Dalley, Hannah Kallin, Tatum Shane, Lily Turner, *Lexi Walker, Agnes Wong, Taylor Zhu, Teddy Zoellner TENOR: Aidan Andrews, Lachlan Berray, Nicholas Burnham, Gerry Calles, Peter Dzubay, *Phil Holt, Tattnall Holt, Juan Lones, Will Meeker, *Alex Milardo, Justin Pang, Dominik Ritzenhoff, Zander Salnikoff, BASS: Jack Borzillieri, Stuyvie Coleman, *L.J. Foley, Nick Kennedy, Jackson Lardner, Ben Moffa, Sam Okpan, Jacques Pellet, Peter Schueler, George Shepherd, Grant Sweeny, Cris Zillo
*denotes section leaders
MEMBERS OF CANTUS EXCELSUS
Bruce Fifer, Director
SOPRANO: Zoe Alfano, Srinidhi Bharadwaj’15, Paula Scifo ALTO: Marie Laser, Julia Torrant
BASS: Gregg Clark, Brian Sengdala’10, Burt Mashburn

WOODWARD INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
Michael Flynt, Richard Clymer, trumpets; Robert Hoyle, horn; Scott Cranston, trombone; Stephen Perry, tuba; Ciara Connolly’17, drums; Joseph Jacovino, piano; Daniel Scifo, organist; Jonathan Suters, bass

SPECIAL THANKS: Dr. Patrick Allen, Director of Music and the Clergy, Staff & Congregation of Grace Church, The Rev. J. Donald Waring, Rector; Scott Serafine, Video & Sound Engineer; Kevin Conroy and Helena Fifer, Concert Managers; Chris Avtges, Director of Taft Food Service and his awesome team for the wonderful reception following the New York concert, and finally to Collegium parents Mary and Brad Burnham, and Laura and Stephen Holt for their assistance facilitating this afternoon’s concert and reception.

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