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Friday, May 7, 2010

Repertoire -- 2001-2002 to present

For another project I'm compiling the repertoire I've conducted. It's not complete information, but close and I'm putting it together in a different way. Interesting to look back to see what I've actually done!

Blogger did interesting things with formatting from MS Word, but I can live with that. I've started with the most recent period, after I left academic life as Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the Choir of the West at Pacific Lutheran University in 2001. More will come later.

Here goes:

2009-2010

October 4, 2009—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

Due Corale -- Ildebrando Pizzetti
Three Encounters (World Premiere) -- Trent Worthington
Choruses from ‘The Lark’ -- Leonard Bernstein
Special guests, “The Pre-Tenors”

October 9, 2009 – UNT Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra (period instruments)
Beatus Vir --  Antonio Vivaldi

November 10, 2009—UNT Chamber Choir
Jephte --  Carissimi
Figures de Danse -- Lionel Daunais
Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre
Ave Maris Stella -- Otto Olsson
La-ba-lin-da -- Bruce Sled

November 20, 2009—UNT Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra (period instruments)
Missa Brevis in F (K. 192) -- Mozart

December 13, 2009—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)
Besides carols, we commissioned and premiered a major new piece by Allan Bevan, Fowre Thowsand Wynter, for soprano soloist, narrator, choir, and chamber orchestra (about 35 minutes)

March 23, 2010—UNT Chamber Choir
Missa Quinta -- Orban
(besides these concerts, the UNT Chamber Choir also joined with other UNT choirs for Orff’s Carmina Burana in the fall and the Verdi Requiem in the spring, as well as providing the choir for one of the UNT DMA student’s recital)

April 2, 2010—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)
Ein Deutsches Requiem -- Johannes Brahms
(in the version for piano four-hands)

(in the Spring I prepared the Collegium Singers for a performance of the Bach Mass in B Minor, conducted by Lyle Nordstrom)

2008-2009

September 29, 2008—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

3 Motets (Os justi, Ave Maria, Tota pulchra es Maria) -- Anton Bruckner
Mass in G Minor -- Ralph Vaughan Williams
Harmoniemesse -- F.J. Haydn

November 2, 2008—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

Figures de danse -- Lionel Daunais
Liebeslieder Walzer --  Johannes Brahms
An Angel Embraced Me (premiere) -- Trent Worthington
Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’ -- Benjamin Britten
Liebeslieder Polkas -- P.D.Q. Bach

Nov. 15 & 6, 2008 – Music Director and Conductor for a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Edmonton for the Festival of Ideas (part of the University of Alberta’s centennial) – all period-instrument orchestra from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, NY, and Ann Arbor – Ellen Hargis, stage director

December 13, 2008—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

A variety of carols and Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata

January 25, 2009—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) --  One World, Many Voices
Music from around the world, both folk and world music

March 27, 2009—Exultate Chamber Choir (Toronto)
Mixed program with several premiere performances

April 10, 2009—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday Concert
Victoria Requiem
Rutter Requiem

April 14, 2009—Allegro Baroque (Spokane, WA)
Handel Messiah (complete with period instruments)

May 1 & 3—Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati
I shared a program with Brett Scott—repertoire was Bernstein’s Choruses from ‘The Lark’ Daunais’ Figure de danse, and Paul Crabtree’s 5 Romantic Miniatures from “The Simpsons”

May 19, 2009—CCM Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati
I was guest teaching for 4 weeks at CCM and did a program with the Chamber Choir that included two Mendelssohn motets and Brahms Zigeunerlieder

2007-2008

September 30, 2007—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  Haydn Mass Series V

Schöpfungsmesse -- F.J. Haydn
A Schubertiad (solo Lieder, works for women’s, men’s and mixed choir) -- Schubert
Due North -- Stephen Chatman

December 16, 2007—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  A Pro Coro Christmas
A variety of carols and other music with guests Pro Coro Brass and members of three University choirs for Rutter’s Gloria

During 2008 I spent two periods of time in Sweden, preparing works for the Swedish Radio Choir and conducting their Spring Concert:

Week of January 21, 2008 – prepare Swedish Radio Choir for a program they will do jointly with the Latvian Radio Choir under Kaspars Putnins: Pizzetti Requiem, Penderecki Stabat Mater and Agnus Dei, Pärt The Beatitudes

Week of January 28 – prepare Radio Choir for Bach St. Matthew Passion for a Good Friday performance with the Radio Orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Daniel Harding

Rachmaninov The Bells and numbers 1 & 3 of Three Russian Songs (op. 41), for a performance conducted by Jukka-Pekka Sarasate

February 24, 2008—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)                                                                                       One Earth, Many Voices
Biegga Luothe -- Jan Sandström
Songs of the British Isles (arr. Holst, Vaughan Williams, Quick, McGlynn)
Gamelan -- R. Murray Schafer
Set of French Canadian Folk Songs
Past Life Melodies -- Sarah Hopkins
Arrangements of Music by Piazzolla
Set of English Canadian Folk Songs
Three Spirituals (arr. Martin, Luboff)

March 9, 2008—The Seattle Bach Choir
I substituted for an ill friend, taking the last four rehearsals and a performance with the Seattle Bach Choir—mixed program (Brahms motet, Hawley Madrigals, etc.)

March 21, 2008—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday at the Winspear
3 works with Bass solo -- Pavel Chesnokov
All-Night Vigil -- Sergei Rachmaninov

Back to Sweden:
First week in April – prepare Radio Choir for Verdi Four Sacred Pieces, which they’ll do with their Chief Conductor, Peter Dijkstra in combination with the Netherlands Chamber Choir – also for repertoire the choir will do on their own for their tour in the Netherlands by Werle, Sandström, and Holten

Week of April 21 – begin preparation for the Spring concert and also for Brahms Requiem for a tour with Valeri Gergiev and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

May 9, 2008 – Guest conduct the Radio Choir for their Spring Concert, a lighter program shared with a Swedish jazz duo; Radio Choir sings British music (Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Stanford, etc.), two of John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals, and some traditional Swedish spring songs

2006-2007

I spent the fall quarter as Guest Professor at the University of Cincinnati, teaching and conducting the CCM Chorale. Most the semester was spent on Karel Husa’s An American Te Deum, which was performed with the Wind Symphony, Rodney Winther conducting. Then we performed on the CCM Feast of Carols program.

October 8, 2006—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Haydn Mass Series IV
Jeux de Cordes -- Lionel Daunais
Figures de Danse
Missa Quinta -- György Orbán
Heiligmesse -- F. J. Haydn

December 17, 2006—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Christmas
A variety of carols and other music with guests Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Caesar Zmyslowski, guitar

January 14, 2007—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Moving the Soul
Lobet den Herrn -- J.S. Bach
Four Eulogies -- John Estacio
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre
Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter
Songs and Sonnets -- George Shearing

I was in Sweden from March 5-16, 2007 – prepared the Swedish Radio Choir for Wagner Parsifal (Valeri Gergiev, conductor); a cappella works by Sandström, Jennefelt, Olsson, Hillborg (for a tour with Peter Dijkstra); Beethoven Gloria and Sanctus from the Mass in C and the Choral Fantasy (for the Mostly Mozart Festival in NY); and Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (for a performance in Norrkoping)

April 6, 2007—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday at the Winspear
Nou goth sonne under wode -- Allan Bevan
Requiem -- Gabriel Faure

I was the first non-Canadian invited to conduct the National Youth Choir, which is a 40-voice group up to age 25 organized from across Canada. They rehearse intensively, then do a short tour which culminates in a performance at Podium, the every-two-year conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors:
May 8-21, 2006 – Canadian National Youth Choir Tour, British Columbia 
Der Geisthilft -- J.S. Bach 
Mass -- Frank Martin 
Figures de danse -- Lionel Daunais 
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre 
The Garden (premiere) -- Allan Bevan 
Alberta Cowboy Songs -- Trent Worthington

2005-2006

October 2, 2005—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Haydn Mass Series III
Veni Sancte Spiritus -- Michael Haydn
Pater Noster -- Jacob Handl
Pater Noster -- Franz Liszt
Os Justi -- Anton Bruckner
Missa Brevis -- Zoltan Kodaly
Maria Theresa Mass -- F.J. Haydn

October 22 & 23, 2005—Choral Arts (Seattle)
Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae -- Mäntyjärvi
All Night Vigil/Vespers -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

November 6, 2005 – Mid-America Productions, Carnegie Hall, NYC
Mass in Time of War -- F.J. Haydn

December 4, 2005—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Christmas
A variety of carols and other music with guests Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Cantillon Children’s Choirs

December 16, 17 & 18, 2005—Choral Arts (Seattle)—Christmas Concert                                                                                                                                  
Various, including Clausen’s Magnificat, Paulus’ Pilgrim’s Hymn, Holman’s Deck the Halls, and Walton’s All This Time.

January, 22, 2006—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)
God is Our Refuge (K. 20) -- Mozart
Canons:  O du eselhafter Peierl, / Ihr süsses Lied singt die Nachtigal
Misera, dove son!/Ah! Non son io che parlo (Soprano and orchestra)
Canons: Bona nox! Bist a rechte Ox / Leck mich / V’amo di core teneramente
Per Questa bella mano (Bass soloist, Double bass, and orchestra)
Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra
Coronation Mass

March 25 & 26, 2006—Choral Arts (Seattle) Farewell Concert
Crucifixus -- Antonio Lotti
Kyrie (from Cantus Missae, Op. 109) -- Gabriel Rheinberger
Warum ist das Licht gegeben? (Op. 74, no. 1) -- Johannes Brahms
Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter
The Best of Rooms -- Randall Thompson
Felices ter -- Randall Thompson
Antiphon -- Randall Thompson
Concerto for Choir (Movement I) -- Alfred Schnittke
Ave Maria (from Two Motets) -- Gottfrid Berg
Bogoroditse Devo (from the Vespers) -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

April 14, 2006—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday at the Winspear
Mass in B Minor -- J.S. Bach

2004-2005

September 18 & 19, 2004—Choral Arts (Seattle)  English Cathedral Splendors
Faire is the Heaven -- William Harris
Hymn of St. Columba -- Benjamin Britten
Antiphon
Magnificat, Op. 164 -- Charles Villiers Stanford
Nunc Dimittis -- Gustav Holst
Behold, the tabernacle of God -- Healy Willan
Rise up, My Love
A Hymn to the Mother of God -- John Tavener
Like as the Hart -- Herbert Howells
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale)
Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter

October 3, 2004—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  Haydn Mass Series II

Then Farewell, World -- Allan Bevan

V prirode (5 Songs) -- Antonin Dvorak

Psalm 23 -- Antonin Dvorak
Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre
Missa in tempore belli -- Franz Joseph Haydn

December 12, 2004—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Christmas
A variety of carols and other music with guests the Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Caesar Zmyslowski, guitar

December 17, 18, 19, 2004—Choral Arts (Seattle) Christmas Treasures
O Come, O Come Emmanuel -- arr. Shaw/Parker
Gabriel’s Message -- Eleanor Daley
Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein -- Michael Praetorius
Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth -- Hugo Distler
The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem -- arr. Ralph Johnson
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day -- John Gardner
The Lamb -- John Tavener
O Magnum Mysterium -- Morten Lauridsen
I Saw Three Ships -- arr. Shaw/Parker
What Sweeter Music -- John Rutter
The Holly and the Ivy --  Jonathan Willcocks
Glory! -- Moses Hogan

March 25, 2005—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday at the Winspear

Exsultate, Jubilate -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode (World Premiere) -- Allan Bevan
Requiem -- Mozart

April 24, 2005—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Carmina Burana
Svadebka (Les Noces) -- Igor Stravinsky
Carmina Burana -- Carl Orff

May 14 & 15, 2005—Choral Arts (Seattle) American Voices
Concerto for Piano & Chorus, “The Twelve Months” -- Peter Schickele
Let us Move -- Mark O’Connor
Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre
Five Romantic Miniatures from “The Simpsons” -- Paul Crabtree
Three American Folksongs -- Richard Nance

May 31, 2005—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Northern Connections
(concert shared with the Norwegian Solists Choir, cond. Grete Pedersen, Grete conducted combined choirs in the Nystedt and I conducted the Raminsh—the rest of the repertoire was conducted by me with Pro Coro only)
Canticum calamitatis maritimae -- Jaako Mäntyjärvi
Suite de Lorca, op. 72 -- Einojuhani Rautavaara
Ave Verum Corpus --  Imant Raminsh
Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre
O Crux -- Knut Nystedt

June 2-5—Pro Coro Canada Northern Voices Festival and Tour in Toronto & Montreal
Independent Concerts, plus Gala Concert with Norwegian Soloists, Latvian Radio Choir, and Elora Festival Singers, Tonu Kaljuste conducting: Schafer Death of Shalana (premiere), Tavener Invocation (premiere), Gorecki Totus tuus, Rachmaninoff Vespers portion of All-Night Vigil

2003-2004

September 13 & 14, 2003—Choral Arts (Seattle) Americana
The Best of Rooms -- Randall Thompson
The Odes of Horace
Reincarnations -- Samuel Barber
Three Spirituals -- Moses Hogan
The Light of Stars -- Randall Thompson
Psalm 36 --Richard Nance
Two Herbert Settings -- Randall Thompson
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen -- arr. Shaw/Parker
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair -- arr. Norman Luboff
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal -- arr. Alice Parker
Alleluia -- Randall Thompson

September 28, 2003—Pro Coro Canada  Haydn Mass Series I

Der Geisthilft -- Bach

In the Night We Shall Go In -- Imant Raminsh

Smile, O Voluptous, Cool-Breathed Earth
Ave Verum Corpus
Nelson Mass -- Franz Josef Haydn

December 14, 2003—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Christmas
A variety of carols and other music, including the premiere of a new work by Allan Gilliland

December 19, 20, 21, 2003—Choral Arts (Seattle)  A Choral and Organ Holiday
Various carols and Christmas works

February 1, 2004—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Magic Songs
Warum ist das Licht gegeben -- Johannes Brahms
Magic Songs -- R. Murray Schafer
Ella Sunlight -- John Estacio
Soldier’s Cry -- Trent Worthington
Sept Chansons -- Francis Poulenc
Then Farewell World -- Allan Bevan
Cowboy Songs -- Trent Worthington

February 14 & 15, 2004—Choral Arts (Seattle) Roses in Winter

Sept Chansons -- Francis Poulenc
Alnight by the Rose -- Karen Thomas
Go, Lovely Rose -- Halsey Stevens
Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre
Six Madrigals -- William Hawley
Liebeslieder Polkas -- P.D.Q. Bach

February 29, 2004 Gala Concert for Canadian Voices Festival in Toronto
Tonu Kaljuste, conducting PC, Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers, Studio de Musique Ancienna de Montreal, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, & Vancouver Chamber Choir in: Nystedt Miserere, and the World Premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s The Fall into Light – Pro Coro also did its own program with works selected from the 2-1 program

April 9, 2004—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Passion & Resurrection
O sacrum convivium! -- Olivier Messiaen
Ubi caritas -- Maurice Duruflé
Passion and Resurrection -- Ivan Moody

2002-2003

September 29, 2002—Pro Coro Canada

Mass for a New Millennium -- Richard Nance
Two Setting from ”In Memoriam Leonard Bernstein” -- Srul Irving Glick
 Chichester Psalms -- Leonard Bernstein

November 11-15, 2002 – Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm, Sweden
Madrigali -- Morten Lauridsen
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre
Le pont mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais

December 8, 2002—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Family Christmas
A variety of carols and other music, including Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and the premiere of a new work commissioned for Pro Coro by Allan Bevan.

 

January 18 & 19, 2003—Choral Arts (Seattle) Tenth Anniversary Concert
Kyrie (from Cantus Missae) -- Gabriel Rheinberger
Crucifixus -- Antonio Lotti
Ave Maria -- Gottfrid Berg
Bogoroditse Devo (from the All-Night Vigil) -- Sergei Rachmaninoff
Madrigali -- Morten Lauridsen
Movement IV from Concerto for Choir -- Alfred Schnittke
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre
Le pont mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais
Londonderry Air -- arr. Percy Grainger
Kung Liljekonvalje -- David Wikander
O jungfrun hon går i ringen -- Hugo Alfvén
Deep River -- arr. Norman Luboff

March 16, 2003 – Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)

Svyati -- John Tavener
All-Night Vigil -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

April 18, 2003—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Music of Consolation
Phoenix -- Peter Hallock
Lenten Motets -- Francis Poulenc
Organ Concerto (Jeremy Spurgeon, Organist) -- Francis Poulenc
Requiem -- Maurice Duruflé

2001-2002

October 7, 2001—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) From Bach and Brahms to Jazz
Komm, Jesu, Komm -- J.S. Bach
Warum ist das Licht gegeben --  Johannes Brahms
Faire is the Heaven -- William H. Harris
Four Alberta Folksongs -- arr. Trent Worthington (premiere—cond. by arranger)
Raua needmine (The Curse of Iron) -- Veljo Tormis
Songs and Sonnets -- George Shearing


October 20 & 21, 2001—Choral Arts (Seattle) A Tribute to James Holloway
Der Geisthilft unsrer Schwachheit auf -- J.S. Bach
Warum ist das Licht gegeben -- Johannes Brahms
Faire is the Heaven -- William H. Harris
Fancies -- Sven-Eric Johanson
Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter
Requiem -- Herbert Howells
Two excerpts from ‘Music to Hear’ -- George Shearing
It Was a Lover and His Lass -- P.D.Q. Bach

November 2, 2001 – Alberta University Honour Choir, Edmonton, Alberta 
Come, Mighty Father, Mighty Lord (from Theodora) -- G.F. Handel 
Tristis est anima mea -- Johann Kuhnau 
Nunc Dimittis -- Gustav Holst 
Silverly -- Bruce Ruddell 
Le pont Mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais 
I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves my Heart -- Moses Hogan

December 9, 2001—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Family Christmas
A variety of carols and other music

December 21 & 22, 2001—Choral Arts (Seattle) A Choral Arts Christmas
Lo, How a Rose -- arr. Daniel Gawthrop
O Come, All Ye Faithful -- arr. Jackson Berkey
Sweet was the Song -- arr. René Clausen
Lux Aurumque -- Eric Whitacre
Jing-ga-lye-ya -- Bruce Sled
El Rorro -- arr. Jeffrey Van
Silent Night -- arr. Jeffrey Van
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein! -- Johan Walther
Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth -- Hugo Distler
Rockin’ Jerusalem -- Robert Morris
Ave Maris Stella -- Bror Samuelson
Jeg er saa glad -- arr. Paul Christiansen
Magnificat -- Richard Nance
Away in A Manger. -- arr. Jeffrey Van
Jul, Jul, Strålande Jul! -- Gustaf Nordqvist
Welcome, Yule! -- C. Hubert Parry
Still, Still, Still -- arr. Norman Luboff
Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King -- Moses Hogan

January 27, 2002—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Carmina Burana
Blessed -- Allan Gilliland (commissioned work—premiere)
Hesperides (choir and 2 harps) Malcolm Forsyth
Carmina Burana (version for 2 pianos & percussion)-- Carl Orff

March 2 & 3, 2002—Choral Arts (Seattle) Schnittke Choir Concerto
Svyati -- John Tavener
Phoenix -- Peter Hallock
Concerto for Choir -- Alfred Schnittke

March 29, 2002—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Music of Consolation
Requiem -- Herbert Howells
Requiem -- John Rutter
Requiem -- Gabriel Fauré

May 4 & 5, 2002—Choral Arts (Seattle) Spring Concert
Leonardo & His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre
trees -- Lars Johan Werle
Insalata Italiana -- arr. Genée
Songs & Sonnets -- George Shearing

3 comments:

Philip L. Copeland said...

Fabulous works. Thanks so much for sharing this. I really enjoy reading literature lists like this but I'm not sure what it says about me!

I've come close to programming these two lately but haven't done it yet:

Due Corale -- Ildebrando Pizzetti
Ave Maris Stella -- Otto Olsson

Seeing that you did them gives me a vote of confidence!

Richard said...

Thanks, Philip. I'll do more and hope it will get others to do the same. It's been interesting that, although Jerry McCoy and I have in many ways similar tastes, we've done quite different repertoire, so it's been a nice learning experience.

The Pizzetti and Olsson are both wonderful pieces (and some of the others in Olsson's set, such as 'Rex Gloriosae', are great, too).

I just remembered, were you going to put one of my posts (the one on Carol Dweck's book) on your blog? Did I miss it?

Philip L. Copeland said...

Yes - I blogged about it on April 25: http://www.choralnet.org/view/254645

Keep blogging - I really enjoy your posts.

plc