The AD HOC Singers

Louise Lee, Director

Music for the Holidays

Music of the 16th through 20th centuries

with Holly Avesian, Harpist
Barbara Alushin, Soprano
Michael Donaldson, Guest Conductor
Recorder Consort

2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 1993
Anderson House
2119 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC (DuPont Circle)

I
Christmas Comes AnewMark Allen Riese, 1990
II
The world languishes in sorrow
and Mary learns that she is to bear a Savior:
Sicut cervus / Sitivit anima meaGiovanni da Palestrina, 1581
Magnificat
   (The Song of Mary, Luke I, vs. 46-55)
Cristobal de Morales, 1545
III
The child is born in a humble stable:
O Magnum MysteriumWilliam Byrd, 1607
The First MercyPeter Warlock, 1927
O Gloriosa Domina
IV
While mother and child repose, angels bring the glad news
to shepherds on the hillside, crying "Glory to God!" and all rejoice:
Our Blessed Lady's LullabyChristopher Chivers, 1988
Regem natum angelus annuntiavit pastoribus
   [The birth of the King is told by an angel to the shepherds]
Jacob Handl, 1586
Resonet in laudibus
   [With joyful voices let us sing]
Jacob Handl, 1586
V
Three wise men from the East seek the infant King
to bring Him gifts; Herod rages in fear of the newborn's power:
Here Is the Little DoorHerbert Howells, 1918
Tribus MiraculisOrlandus Lassus, 1568
Came He to a World ForlornJohn La Montaine, 1975
Intermission
VI
Ave MariaFranz Biebl, 1964
VII
A Ceremony of CarolsBenjamin Britten, 1943
     1. Hodie Christus natus est
     2. Wolcum Yole!
     3. There is no Rose of such vertu
     4. That yonge child – Balulalow
     5. As dew in Aprille
     6. This little Babe
     7. Interlude
     8. In Freezing Winter Night
     9. Adam lay i-bounden (Deo Gracias!)
   10. Hodie Christus natus est

The AD HOC Singers
Louise Lee, Director
SopranosAltosTenorsBasses
Charlotte BristowMargaret BroughallRonald BoucherMartin Bernstein
Hellen GelbandRobin CostanzaBrent ChiversMichael Donaldson
Norma MeyerCarol PierstorffTim BurrRichard Gillam
Debbie PieperEnid RubensteinSteve Thompson
Andrea ShotkinJon Westergaard
Jane Thomas
Joanne Vesper

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