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    From the British IslesConspirare

    Symphonic Choir with Conspirare Youth Choirs

    Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland, consecrated in 1197

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    October 8, 2011, 7:30 pmUniversity Presbyterian ChurchAustin, Texas

    Howard Burkett, bodhrnAlicia Denney, tambourineMaimy Fong, pianoAndrew Parker, oboeGil Zilkha, baritone

    Rick GabrilloConspirare Associate ConductorConspirare Youth Choirs Co-Director (Kantorei)

    Nina ReveringConspirare Youth Choirs Co-Director (Conspirare Childrens Choir)

    Chris OelkersOrgan

    Season Sustaining Underwriter

    From the British Isles

    2011-2012 SeaSon SuStaining underwriter of ConSPirare

    ConspirareSymphonic Choir with Conspirare Kantorei and Conspirare Childrens Choir

    Tenors and Basses of the

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    Program

    Combined ChoirsRick Gabrillo, Conductor

    Jerusalem ...............................................................Charles H. H. Parry (1848-1918) Text by William Blake (1757-1827)

    Skye Boat Song ............................................... Celtic folk song, arr. Lee KesselmanConspirare Kantorei

    Love Divine ................................................................ W. P. Rowlands (1860-1937) Text by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

    Conspirare Childrens Choir with Symphonic ChoirNina Revering, Conductor

    Beati Quorum Via ..................................................... C. V. Stanford (1852-1924) Psalm 119:1

    If Ye Love Me ................................................................Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) John 14:15-17

    I was glad when they said unto me ...........Charles H. H. Parry (1848-1918) Psalm 122:1-3, 6, 7

    Conspirare Symphonic Choir Rick Gabrillo, Conductor

    Five Mystical Songs ...................................Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Texts by George Herbert (1593-1633)

    Gil Zilkha, baritone1. Easter2. I got me flowers3. Love bade me welcome4. The Call5. Antiphon

    Danny Boy .................................................................. Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953) Text by by Frederic Weatherly (1848-1929)

    A Celtic Tryptich ...................................................................Ron Jeffers (b. 1944) Text by W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

    1. The Cloths of Heaven

    Two Folk-songs for Male Voices ............................ arr. John Rutter (b. 1945)1. Down by the Sally Gardens Text by W. B. Yeats2. The miller of Dee Trad. English folk song

    The Drinking Song from Sir John in Love ................................Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Text by John Still (1543-1607)

    Combined Choirs

    MLK ..........................................................................................U2, arr. Bob ChilcottJack Byrom, tenor

    Mairis Wedding ......................Traditional Irish folk song, arr. Dave and Jean Perry

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    Jerusalem And did those feet in ancient time / Walk upon Englands mountains green?And was the Holy Lamb of God / On Englands pleasant pastures seen?

    And did the countenance divine / Shine forth upon our clouded hills?And was Jerusalem builded here / Among these dark satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold! / Bring me my arrows of desire!Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold! / Bring me my chariot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight, / Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,Till we have built Jerusalem / In Englands green and pleasant land.

    Skye Boat Song (Celtic Folk Song)Chorus: Speed bonnie boat like a bird on a wing,Onward, the sailors cry;Carry the lad thats born to be king,Over the sea to Skye.

    1. Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar, / Thunderclaps rend the air,Baffled our foes stand by the shore, / Follow they will not dare. (Chorus)

    2. Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep, / Oceans a royal bed.Rockd in the deep, Flora will keep / Watch oer your weary head. (Chorus)

    3. Manys the lad fought on that day, / Well the claymore could wield:When the night came, silently lay / Dead on the Culloden field.(Chorus)

    4. Burned are our homes, exile and death / Scatter the loyal men;Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath, / Charlie will come again, come again.(Chorus)

    Love Divine1. Love divine, all loves excelling, / Joy of heaven, to earth come down; Fix in us thy humble dwelling; / All thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus thou art all compassion, / Pure, unbounded love thou art; Visit us with thy salvation; / Enter every trembling heart.

    2. Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit / Into every troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit; / Let us find that second rest. Take away our bent to sinning; / Alpha and Omega be; End of faith, as its beginning, / Set our hearts at liberty.

    3. Come, Almighty to deliver, / Let us all thy life receive; Suddenly return and never, / Nevermore thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, / Serve thee as thy hosts above, Pray and praise thee without ceasing, / Glory in thy perfect love.

    4. Finish, then, thy new creation; / Pure and spotless let us be. Let us see thy great salvation / Perfectly restored in thee; Changed from glory into glory, / Til in heaven we take our place, Til we cast our crowns before thee, / Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

    Beati quorum viaBeati quorum via integra estBlessed are those who go the way of integrityQui ambulant in lege DominiWho walk the path of Gods law

    If Ye Love MeIf ye love me, keep my commandments,And I will pray the Father,And he shall give you another comforter,That he may bide with you forever,Een the spirit of truth.

    I was glad when they said unto meI was glad, glad when they said unto me,We will go, we will go into the house of the Lord.Our feet shall stand in thy gates,O Jerusalem, our feet shall stand in thy gates.

    Texts & Translations

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    Jerusalem is builded as a city, / That is at unity in itself.O pray for the peace of Jerusalem, / They shall prosper that love thee.Peace be within thy walls, / and plenteousness within thy palaces.

    Five Mystical Songs

    1. EasterRise heart; thy Lord is risen. / Sing his praise without delays,Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise / With him mayst rise;That, as his death calcined thee to dust,His life may make thee gold, and much more, Just.

    Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part / With all thy art. The cross taught all wood to resound his name / Who bore the same. His stretched sinews taught all strings, what keyIs best to celebrate this most high day.

    Consort both heart and lute, and twist a song / Pleasant and long:Or since all music is but three parts vied, / And multiplied;O let thy blessed Spirit bear a part,And make up our defects with his sweet art.

    2. I got me flowersI got me flowers to strew thy way; / I got me boughs off many a tree:But thou wast up by break of day, / And broughtst thy sweets along with thee.

    The Sun arising in the East, / Though he give light, and the East perfume;If they should offer to contest / With thy arising, they presume.

    Can there be any day but this, / Though many suns to shine endeavour? We count three hundred, but we miss: / There is but one, and that one ever.

    3. Love bade me welcomeLove bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back, / Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack / From my first entrance in,Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, / If I lackd anything.

    A guest, I answerd, worthy to be here:Love said, You shall be he.I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,I cannot look on thee.Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,Who made the eyes but I?

    Truth, Lord, but I have marrd them: let my shameGo where it doth deserve. And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame? My dear, then I will serve. You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:So I did sit and eat.

    4. The Call (chorus tacet)Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:Such a Way, as gives us breath:Such a Truth, as ends all strife:Such a Life, as killeth death.

    Come, My Light, my Feast, my Strength:Such a Light, as shows a feast:Such a Feast, as mends in length:Such a Strength, as makes his guest.

    Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:Such a Joy, as none can move:Such a Love, as none can part:Such a Heart, as joys in love.

    5. AntiphonLet all the world in every corner sing,My God and King!

    The heavens are not too high, / His praise may thither fly:The earth is not too low, / His praises there may grow.

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    Let all the world in every corner sing,My God and King!

    The church with Psalms must shout. / No door can keep them out:But above all, the heart / Must bear the longest part.

    Let all the world in every corner sing,My God and King!

    Danny BoyAve, Ave martyr.Pace adio fame.Dorme fabio martyr.Dorme martyr.Dorme ritorno.

    Danny Boy, Danny Boy / You must go and I must bide.Sleep in peace until you come. / And I shall sleep, And I shall sleep,Until you come to me, Danny Boy.

    The pipes, the pipes are callingFrom glen to glen and down the mountainside.The summers gone, Danny Boy, / And all the summers gone.But come ye back when summers in the meadow,O Come when the valleys hushed with snow, / And I shall sleep,Until you come to me, Danny Boy.

    Its Ill be here in sunshine or in shadow.When you come, O Danny Boy.Kneel you softly on my grave,Danny Boy, and tell me you love me.And I shall sleep, / Until you come to me.

    The Cloths of Heaven from A Celtic TryptichHad I the heavns embroidered cloths,Enwrought with golden and silver light,The blue and the dim and the dark clothsOf night and light and the half light,

    I would spread the cloths under your feet:But I, being poor, have only my dreams;I have s

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