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Escape to…An Island of Musical Treasures – March 2007

  1. Help Us, O Lord – Aaron Copland
  2. Thou, O Jehovah, Abideth Forever – Aaron Copland
  3. Have Mercy on Us, O my Lord – Aaron Copland
  4. Sing Ye Praises to our King – Aaron Copland
  5. La Villanella: O come bali bene bela bimba – arr. Steven Sametz, Canzone Veneta
  6. The Shower – Sir Edward Elgar, Henry Vaughan (1621-1695)
  7. There is Sweet Music – Sir Edward Elgar, from “The Lotus Eaters” by Tennyson. 
  8. Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth) – Arnold Schonberg, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Opus 13
  9. Seaside Rendezvous – Freddie Mercury, arr. Paul Hart
  10. Elijah Rock – Arr. Moses Hogan, traditional spiritual
  11. Acrostic Song from “Final Alice” – David Del Tredici, Lewis Carroll
  12. The Uncertainty of the Poet – Cary John Franklin, Wendy Cope
  13. The Merry-Go-Round at Night – Cary John Franklin, Dannie Abse
  14. Joshua Fit de Battle at Jericho – arr. Jester Hairston, Negro Folk Song
  15. California Dreamin’ – John and Michelle Phillips, arr. Victoria L. Linich
  16. By the Light of the Moon – Robert Convery, anon. 18th C., translated from Celtic by George Gordon, Lord Byron
  17. I am the Rose of Sharon – William Billings, from “The Singing Master’s Assistant” (1778)
  18. Euroclydon: They that go down to the Sea – William Billings, from “The Psalm Singer’s Amusement” (1781)
  19. Billings in Blue: When Jesus Wept – William Billings, arr. Gregg Smith
  20. Dulaman – arr. David Mooney, traditional Irish words & melody
  21. Where the Sun will Never go Down – arr. Joseph Jennings, traditional spiritual
  22. Shenandoah – arr. James Erb, traditional American Folksong