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Monday, June 21, 2010

Repertoire: 1983-1984 to 1989-1990

This keeps going back, in this case to the beginning of my time at Pacific Lutheran University (1983-84), including concerts with the Choir of the West, the Choral Union (which I founded in 1984), some guest conducting, and some of my concerts with the Pacific Northwest Bach Festival (with period instruments). It includes the Britten War Requiem, a number of concerts with the Seattle-based professional Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach Mass in B Minor, Britten Cantata Misericordium), and a number of premieres, most notably Peter Schickele's The Twelve Months with pianist Robin McCabe.


1989-1990

October—PLU Choir of the West
Mass in G........... Schubert

November—prepared Choir of the West for Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Tacoma Symphony, Ed Sefarian conducting

November—PLU Choral Union
Piano Concerto in C, K. 467........... Mozart
Mass in C Minor (“The Great”)

March—PLU Choral Union
Missa Brevis in D........... Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
A nyúl éneke........... Lajos Bardos
Chichester Psalms (organ, percussion, harp version)........... Bernstein


April—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, ID, British Columbia)
Agnus Dei........... Morley
All People Clap Your Hands........... Weelkes
Behold, the Hour Cometh........... Tomkins
Gloria........... Lars Edlund
Singet dem Herrn........... J.S. Bach
Due Corali........... Ildebrando Pizzetti
The Godmaking of the Skies and the Earth........... Gregory Youtz (premiere)
2 English Folksongs

June 19, 1990 – Portland Baroque Orchestra (period instruments) – Portland, Oregon
Piano Concerto in A (K. 414)........... Mozart
Exsultate Jubilate
Symphony #29 in A Major

Summer 1990 spent in Sweden, doing research for my dissertation

1988-1989

I was on sabbatical during this academic year, attending the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati through March, then spending the month of April in Sweden (researching dissertation topic) and May in Germany

1987-1988

November—PLU Choir of the West
Concerto for Piano & Chorus “The Twelve Months”........... Peter Schickele
(commissioned for the Choir of the West, premiered with pianist Robin McCabe)

November—PLU Choral Union
Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings........... Poulenc
Four Motets........... Duruflé
Requiem........... Fauré

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
In terra pax........... Gerald Finzi

April—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, then after graduation to England)
Psalm 122........... David Dahl
Psalm 100........... Cindy McTee
Missa Papae Marcelli........... Palestrina
Ave maria........... Franz Biebl
Os Justi........... Bruckner
2 Folksongs from the Americas
Warum toben die Heiden........... Mendelssohn
When David Heard........... Norman Dinerstein
3 Spirituals

May—PLU Choral Union
Creation........... Haydn

1986-1987

November—PLU Choral Union
Overture to Coriolan........... Beethoven
Choral Fantasy
Mass in C

December—PLU Christmas concert, including
Magnificat........... J.S. Bach

January—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, CA)
All People Clap Your Hands........... Thomas Weelkes
Tu Pauperum Refugium........... Josquin
In Hora Ultima........... Lassus
Concert Mass........... Robert Suderberg
Deutsches Magnificat........... Schütz
3 Chorlieder from Op. 104........... Brahms
Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth........... Hugo Distler

March—PLU Choir of the West (part of a Lenten service)
Christus factus est........... Bruckner
Miserere........... Allegri

May—PLU Choirs & Choral Union (I conducted large choir & orchestra, Jerry Kract conducted chamber orchestra and tenor/baritone soloists)
War Requiem........... Britten
1985-1986

November—PLU Choral Union
Harpsichord Concerto in G........... Haydn
Part Songs
Nelson Mass

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
Officium Pastorum (premiere performance)........... Gregory Youtz

January—PLU Choir of the West tour program (Minneapolis, Boston, NY, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and Florida)
Richte mich, Gott........... Mendelssohn
Jauchzet dem Herrn
Jephte........... Carissimi
A Latter-Day Athenian Speaks........... John Gardner
Trois Chansons........... Ravel
Insalata Italiana........... Geneé

April—PLU Choir of the West with NW Chamber Orchestra
Dixit Dominus........... Handel
Cantata Misericordium........... Britten

1984-1985

November—PLU Choral Union
Epistle Sonata........... Mozart
Ave verum corpus
Requiem

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
Gloria........... Poulenc

January—PLU Choir of the West t our program (WA, ID)
Die mit tränen säen........... Schütz
Der Zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel
Komm, Jesu, Komm........... J.S. Bach
Come Mighty Father........... Handel
Draw the Tear
How Excellent Thy Name
Libera me........... Lajos Bardos
Schaffe in mir, Gott (Op. 29, no. 2)........... Brahms
Trois Chansons........... Debussy

January—Pacific NW Bach Festival (Spokane), period instruments
Cantata 50........... Bach
Magnificat in D (with Christmas interpolations from earlier Magnificat in Eb)

March—PLU Choir of the West, with Robin and Rachelle McCabe, pianists
Liebeslieder Walzer........... Brahms

April—PLU Choir of the West with the NW Chamber Orchestra
Mass in B Minor........... J.S. Bach

May—PLU Choral Union
Israel in Egypt........... Handel

1983-1984

October—prepared PLU Choir of the West for University Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Kracht, conductor, for 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth
Frau Musica........... Cindy McTee (premiere)
Cantata 80, Ein Feste Burg........... J.S. Bach

December—PLU Christmas concert, including
Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo........... J.S. Bach

January—Pacific NW Bach Festival (Spokane), period instruments
Cantata #211, Coffee Cantata........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #56, Ich will den Kreutzstab gerne tragen (Max van Egmont, soloist)
St. John Passion

March—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, CA)
A Mighty Fortress........... arr. Cindy McTee
Lenten Motets........... Poulenc
Jesu, meine Freude........... J.S. Bach
“Uppsala Magnificat”........... Schütz
Choruses from ‘The Lark’........... Bernstein
Jerusalem........... Parry
Like as the Hart........... Howells
Jubilate Deo........... William Walton
Several Spirituals

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