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Escape to…The Awakening Spring – April 2005

  1. Joy is Come! – Piae Cantiones 1360, arr. by Andrew Carter
  2. Io Son La Primavera – William Hawley
  3. Rise Up, my Love, my Fair One – Healey Willan, text from the “Song of Solomon”
  4. Fruhzeitiger Fruhling (“Premature Spring”) – Felix Mendelssohn
  5. Varen (“Spring”) – Edvard Grieg, text freely translated & adapted from A.O. Vinge’s “Spring”
  6. Basant (“Spring”) – Vanraj Bhatia
  7. Sakura, Sakura (“Song of the Cherry Blossoms”) – Japanese Folk Song, arr. by Jester Hairston
  8. April in Paris – Vernon Duke, text by E.Y. Harburg, arr. by Gene Puerling
  9. Five Flower Songs by Benjamin Britten:
    1. To Daffodils – text by Robert Herrick
    2. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months – text by Robert Herrick
    3. Marsh Flowers – text by George Crabbe
    4. The Evening Primrose – text by John Clare
    5. Ballad of Green Broom – Benjamin Britten, text Anon.
  10. The Shower – Edward Elgar, text by Henry Vaughan (1621-1695)
  11. A Rainy Day – Greg Bartholomew, text by John Brainard
  12. From Six Choral Folksongs arranged by Gustav Holst:
    1. I Love my Love – Cornish Folksong
    2. There was a Tree – Hampshire Folksong
    3. I Sowed the Seeds of Love – Hampshire Folksong
  13. The Blue Bird – Charles Villiers Stanford, text by Mary E. Coleridge
  14. The Lamb – John Tavener, text by William Blake
  15. Birds – John Biggs
  16. From Five English Folksongs arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams
    1. The Spring Time of the Year
    2. Just as the Tide was Flowing
  17. Seaside Rendezvous – Freddie Mercury, arr. by Paul Hart
  18. Let’s Do It – Cole Porter, arr. David Blackwell