|Nun Fanget an ein Guts Liedlein (1:17, 1.9 mb)||Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612)|
|Nun fanget an ein guts Liedlein zu singen;
lasst Instrument und Lauten auch erklingen.
Lieblich zu musizieren, will sich jetzund gebühren:
drum schlagt und singt, dass all's erklingt,
helft unser fest auch zieren.
|And now, start up a jolly song.
Let lutes and other instruments ring out.
It is fitting to make pleasant music,
So play out and sing till the rafters ring,
And thus enliven our festivities.
|Laudete Nomen Domini (3:48, 5.5 mb)||Christopher Tye (c1500–1572)|
|Laudate nomen Domini, vos servi Domini,
ab ortu solis usque ad occasum ejus.
Decreta Dei justa sunt, et cor exhilarant.
Laudate Deum, principes et omnes populi.
|Praise ye the Name of the Lord, all His servants;
His name be praised from morn to night.
His laws are just and make glad the heart;
Praise the Lord, princes and peoples.
|O Come, ye servants of the Lord, And praise His holy Name;
From early morn to setting sun, His might on earth proclaim.
His laws are just, and glad the heart; He makes his Mercies known:
Ye princes come, ye people too, And bow before His Throne.
|Motet "Surrexit paster bonus" (2:54, 4.2 mb)||Orlando di Lasso (c1530–1594)|
|Surrexit pastor bonus,
qui animam suam posuit, pro ovibus suis,
et progrege suo, mori dignatus est. Alleluia.
|The good shepherd has arisen,
who laid down his life for his sheep,
and who humbled himself to die for his flock. Alleluia.
|Three movements from the Mass "Surrexit Pastor Bonus"||Orlando di Lasso|
|Gloria (5:07, 7.4 mb)
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te. Benedicimus te.
Adoramus te. Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam,
Domine Deus, Rex caelestis,
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe.
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris,
Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes ad dextram Patris, miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solus sanctus. Tu solus Dominus,
Tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spiritu, In gloria Dei Patris
Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace to men of good will.
We praise you. We bless you.
We adore you. We glorify you.
We give you thanks for your great glory
Lord God, king of heaven,
God the Father almighty,
Lord, only begotten Son, Jesus Christ
Lord God, lamb of God, Son of the Father
You who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
You who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
You who sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you only are holy. You only are Lord.
You only are most high, Jesus Christ.
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father
|Sanctus (3:35, 5.2 mb)
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
Osanna in excelsis.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts,
The heavens and the earth are full of thy glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
|Benedictus (2:53, 4.2 mb)
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Osanna in excelsis.
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
|Sonata for Three Violins and Continuo (6:42, 9.7 mb)||Giovanni Gabrieli (c1553–1612)|
|Motet "Dic Nobis Maria" (1:54, 2.7 mb)||Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)|
|Dic nobis Maria quid vidisti in via?
Sepulchrum Christi viventis; et gloriam vidi resurrgentis.
Angelicos testes, sudaruium, et vestes.
Surrexit Christus spes mea praecedet vos in Galilaeam.
Scimus Christum surrexisse a mortuis. A mortuis vere
Tu nobis victor Rex miserere. Alleluia.
|Tell us Mary, what saw you on your way?
"The tomb of the living Christ, and the glory of his rising —
the testimony of the angels, the veil and the garments.
Christ my hope is risen and goes before you to Galilee."
We believe that Christ has surmounted death.
Triumphant King, grant us mercy. Alleluia.
|Motet "O Jesu mi dulcissime" (7:44, 11.1 mb)||Giovanni Gabrieli|
|O Jesu mi dulcissime, adoro te in stabulo commorantem.
O puer dilectissime, adoro te in praesepio, jacentem.
O Christe, rex piissime, adoramus te in feno cubantem,
in coelo fulgentem.
O mira Dei pietas. O singularis caritas, Christus datus est,
Jesus natus est, datus est a patre, natus est de virgine matre,
O divina ergo proles, te colimus hic homines,
ut veneremur, coelites.
|O my sweetest Jesus, I adore thee, lying in the stable.
O most delightful boy, I adore thee, lying in the manger.
O Christ, most pious King, we adore thee, lying in the hay,
shining in the heavens.
O marvelous mercy of God, O wonderful Love, Christ is given,
Jesus is born, given by the Father, born of the Virgin Mother,
therefore O divine offspring, we here below tenderly care for thee,
that we may adore thee in Heaven.
|Al naharót Bavél|
(Psalm 137) (4:05, 5.9 mb)
|Salamone Rossi (c1570–1612)|
|Al naharót Bavél
sham yashávnu gam bachínu bezochréynu et Tsiyón.
Al aravím betochá talínu kinorotéynu.
Kisham sheelúnu shovéynu divreyshír
vetolaléynu simchá: shíru lánu mishír Tsiyón.
Eych nashír et shir Adonái al admát nechár?
Im eshkachéch Yerushaláyim tishkách yeminí,
tidbák leshoní lechikí im lo ezkeréychi,
im lo aalé et Yerushaláyim al rosh simchatí.
Zechór Adonái livnéy Edóm et yom Yerushaláyim,
haomerím: áru, áru, ad hayesód ba.
Bat Bavél hashedudá,
ashréy sheyeshalém lach et gemuléch shegamálte lánu.
Ashréy sheyochéz venipéts et olaláyich el hasála.
|There by the streams we sat;
there in Babylon with weeping we remembered Israel.
Hanging our harps on the willows, we chanted our lamentation.
Our captors required us to sing them songs of joy,
and mocking us they did say: sing us songs of Jerusalem.
Who could sing the song of the Lord in a stranger's land?
Jerusalem, O holy city, I shall not forget.
Thy name shall remain on my tongue, else I shall be silent;
thy joy in my heart far above all others though thou art no more.
Remember, O Lord, the fatal day, Jerusalem's destruction,
and those who called: burn it, burn it, raze it to the ground.
Babylon, thou soon shalt fall.
Then joyful shall he be who repayeth thee for thy evil service.
With joy shall he take and then dash thy little children on the sharp rock.
|Hear my prayer, O Lord (2:39, 3.8 mb)||Henry Purcell (1659–1695)|
|Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee.|
|Sonata no. 4 for violin and continuo||Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)|
|Siciliano (4:02, 5.8 mb)|
|Allegro (4:18, 6.2 mb)|
|Hazel Cheilik, violin and Louise Lee, Piano|
|Prelude to Suite no. 3 in C Major|
for unaccompanied cello (4:48, 6.9 mb)
|Douglas Wolters, cello|
|Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir.|
Cantata no.131 (Psalm 130)
|Chorus: (8:30, 12.7 mb)|
|Aus der Tiefe, rufe ich, Herr, zu Dir.
Herr, Herr, höre meine stimme;
Lass deine Ohren merken auf
die Stimme meines Flehens!
|Out of the deep I cry to you
O Lord, Lord, hear my voice;
Let your ears be attentive to
The voices of my complaint!
|So du willst, Herr, sünde zurechnen,
Herr, wer wird bestehen?
Denn bei dir ist die Vergebung,
Dass man dich fürchte.
| If you, Lord, mark every sin,
who can withstand?
But you have the power of forgiveness,
so that man may fear you.
|Er barm' dich mein in solcher Last
nimm sie aus meinem Herzen,
dieweil du sie gebüsset hast
am Holz mit Todesschmerzen
auf dass ich nicht mit grossem Weh
in meinen Sünden untergeh',
Noch ewiglich verzage.
|Have pity on my great distress;
Lift it from my heart.
For you have suffered
the pain of death
so that I may not,
in deep despair,
forever languish for my sins.
|Solo: Maurice Singer, baritone|
|Chorus: (3:41, 5.3 mb)|
|Ich harre des Herrn, meine Seele harret,
Und ich hoffe auf sein Wort.
|I wait for the Lord, my soul waits
and I hope in his word,
|Solo: (6:31, 9.4 mb)|
|Meine Seele wartet auf den Herrn
von einer Morgenwache bis zu der andern.
|My soul waits for the Lord
from one morning watch to another.
|Und weil ich denn in meinem Sinn,
wie ich zuvor geklaget
Auch ein betrübter Sünder bin,
den sein Gewissen naget,
und wollte gern im Blute dein
von Sünden abgewaschen sein
wie David und Manasse.
|And though my troubled spirit
long cried out
I remain a sinner;
by thy blood,
to be washed free
as David and Manassah.
|Solo: Gamaliel Rose, tenor|
|Chorus: (4:31, 6.5 mb)|
| Israel, Israel, Israel,
Hoffe auf den Herrn;
denn bei dem Herrn ist die Gnade
und viel Erlösung, bei ihm.
Und er wird Israel erlösen
aus allen seinen sünden.
| Israel, Israel, Israel
hope in the Lord.
For with the Lord is mercy
and plenteous redemption,
and he will redeem Israel
from all her sins.
|Soloists: Maurice Singer, baritone; Gamaliel Rose, tenor|
|Ed Kapusciarz and Judy Thompson, violins|
|Hazel Cheilik, viola, Douglas Wolters, cello|
|Ray Freeman, organ|
HAZEL K. CHEILEK, conductor emeritus of the Thomas Jefferson Orchestra, was educated in Cleveland, Ohio at the Case Western Reserve University. She has a Master's Degree from the University of Texas. She studied viola with the world famed William Primrose at the Vienna Academy of Music. After performing professionally with the Philharmonia Hungarica and the chamber ensemble San Pietro of Naples, Italy she decided to devote her talents to teaching. She taught at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from its inception until her retirement in July 2001, striving to ensure that these intellectually talented students would also have the opportunity to develop their hearts and souls through the study of music. In 1987 she was named Virginia Teacher of the Year. In 1993 she was presented with the Heidi Castleman Award for excellence in teaching chamber music. She has been on the Advisory Council of the Amateur Chamber Music Players, Inc. Since her retirement she has started a Strings program at Amidon Elementary, an inner city school in Washington DC. The program has grown from an initial enrollment of 15 to 45 students in the 2006-07 school year. She continues to teach privately in her home.
GAM ROSE has performed and recorded with vocal ensembles around the world for over twenty years. His more recent efforts have included increasing emphasis on solo and original work. Washington's Woodley Ensemble, Bach Consort, and National Cathedral Choir have each featured and recorded Mr. Rose's superb artistry.
JIM MOSELEY, oboist, retired from The United States Air Force Band of Washington, DC in 2001. During his tenure with the Air Force, he served as solo English Horn with the Concert Band and was its manager. Prior to that he held additional positions as Director of Operation and Non-Commisioned Officer in Charge of The Air Forces Chamber Players. Originally from Beaumont, Texas, he has his Bachelor of Science degree and Performer's Certificate from Lamar University and his Masters of Music from The Catholic University. Since his retirement, he freelances in the Metropolitan area of Washington and teaches privately. He currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife, Rebecca.
MAURICE SINGER was born in Antwerp, Belgium. At nine he came to New York City and attended school there. He graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. While there he sang in a number of choruses, large and small, including the Cantata Singers under Thomas Dunn. He attended the Mannes College of Music for 2 years before transferring to study for the Cantorate at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His 30 year plus career has taken him up and down the Eastern Seaboard, with positions in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachussets, and finally Washington, DC. Recently retired, he has resumed singing in choruses, performing with the Eldebrook Opera company, the National Philharmonic Chorale, and The American University Chorale. Mr. Singer lives in DC. with his wife, Barbara Taylor.
DOUGLAS WOLTERS performs in metropolitan Washington on modern and baroque cello as well as on viola da gamba. The Washington Post recently praised Mr. Wolters as "one of the finest continuo cellists in the area." In addition to serving as principal cellist of The Bach Sinfonia and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Wolters collaborates in mixed media events with poets, dancers, and other artists. Mr. Wolters has appeared in recitals at Alice Tully Hall in New York, and in Washington, DC at the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institution with the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Mr. Wolters has recorded for Orion and Northeastern. A graduate of New England Conservatory, Mr. Wolters studied cello with Mihaly Virizlay and viola da gamba with Gian Lyman Silbiger. When not performing, he teaches stringed instruments in the Fairfax County school system and maintains a private studio.
|The AD HOC Singers|
|Louise Lee, Director|
|Hellen Gelband||Louise Bedichek||Martin Bernstein|
|Emilia Guevara||Jenny Bland||Joe Kolinski|
|Karen Lee||Beth Underkoffler||Jim McElfish|
|Julie Mack||Maurice Singer|
|Soprano II||Brent Chivers||Peter Wolfe|
|Norma Meyer||Tenor II/Baritone|
|Margaret Smith||Tim Burr|
Louise Lee is a graduate of Smith College and Indiana University, where she received a Master of Music degree in organ performance, studying with Oswald Ragatz. Ms. Lee performs frequently as a piano accompanist. She is organist at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church. Ms. Lee has directed the Ad Hoc Singers since she founded the group in 1975.
The Ad Hoc Singers, an amateur chamber chorus devoted to traditional choral literature from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, has been in existence under the direction of Louise Lee since 1975. They perform regularly at churches and other locations throughout the area. Good sight readers interested in joining the group should call 703-538-2557 to set up an audition, or speak with Ms. Lee after the concert.
We'd like to thank St. Peter's Episcopal Church for the use of their sanctuary and facilities for this concert.
Thank you to Emilia Guevara and Karen Lee for their work on the program and the flyers,
and thank you to Julie Mack and Joe Titlebaum for transporting the harpsichord.