Haphazard
Saturday, May the Fourth, 2019
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

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Dulces Voces is excited to join forces with the Lincoln Early Music Consort to present:

Haphazard
Saturday, May the Fourth, 2019
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Lincoln, Nebraska

Your generous donations make these concerts possible.


Program

Rufty tufty/Newcastle, John Playford (1623-1686?)
Nun fanget an, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
I am not, I, of such belief, William Wigthorpe (ca. 1579-ca. 1610)
Gut gsell, du must wander, Nikolaus Ammerbach (ca. 1530-1597)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Ave maris stella, a compilation of settings by Colleen Baade
verse 1: chant
Hail, star of the sea, loving Mother of God, and also always a virgin, Happy gate of heaven.
verse 2: Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)
Receiving that Ave from Gabriel’s mouth confirm us in peace, Reversing Eva’s name.
verse 3: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Break the chains of sinners, Bring light to the blind, Drive away our evils, Ask for all good.
verse 4: Pedro de Escobar (ca. 1465-?)
Show yourself to be a mother, May he accept prayers through you, he who, born for us, Chose to be yours.
verse 5: Giovanni Matteo Asola (d. 1609)
O unique virgin, Meek above all, Make us, absolved from sin, Gentle and chaste.
verse 6: Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Keep life pure, Make the journey safe, So that, seeing Jesus, We may always rejoice together.
verse 7: Tomás Luis de Victoria (ca. 1548-1611)
Let there be praise to God the Father, Glory to Christ in the highest, To the Holy Spirit, One honor to all three. Amen.
Ave maris stella, Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Hail, star of the sea, loving Mother of God, and also always a virgin, Happy gate of heaven.
Break the chains of sinners, Bring light to the blind, Drive away our evils, Ask for all good.
Keep life pure, Make the journey safe, So that, seeing Jesus, We may always rejoice together.
Let there be praise to God the Father, Glory to Christ in the highest, To the Holy Spirit, One honor to all three. Amen.
Dulces Voces

Planxty Irwin, Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1739)
Antic dance/Haphazard, John Playford
Epping Forest, John Playford
Lincoln Early Music Consort

L’homme armé, Antoine Busnois (c. 1430-1492)
The man, the man, the armed man, beware of the armed man. Everywhere is the cry: Into battle With an iron breastplate.
Il sera pour vous conbatu – L’homme armé, Robert Morton (c. 1430 – 1479)
It will be fought for you against the Turk, Master Simon, certainly it will be, and the axe will beat him.
His pride will be humbled if the villain falls into your hands, It will be fought for you against the Turk, Master Simon, certainly it will be, and the axe will beat him.
Soon you will have him beaten to please God, then we shall say Long live Simonet the Breton, who has fought against the Turk.
It will be fought for you against the Turk, Master Simon, certainly it will be, and the axe will beat him.
Estote fortes in bello, Tomas Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)
Be valiant in war and fight the ancient serpent and you shall enter the everlasting kingdom. Alleluia.
Factum est silentium, Felice Anerio (c.1560-1614)
There was silence in heaven When the dragon fought with the Archangel Michael.
The voice of a thousand thousand was heard saying: Salvation, honour and power be to almighty God. A thousand thousand ministered to him and ten hundreds of thousands stood before him.

Scaramella va alla guerra, Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521)
Scaramella is going off to war With lance and buckler La zombero boro borombetta, La boro borombo
Scaramella is out on a spree With boot and shoe La zombero boro borombetta, La boro borombo

Dulces Voces

O mistresse mine, Thomas Morley (1557-1603?)
Where the bee sucks, Robert Johnson (ca. 1583-1633)
Brinn und zurne nur, Hans Leo Hassler
Blackheath/Childgrove, John Playford
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Stella splendens, Anonymous (Llibre Vermell, 14th century)
Radiant star on the mountain, like a miraculous sunbeam,
hear the divided people.
All joyous people come together: rich and poor, young and old, climb the mountain to see with their own eyes, and return from it filled with grace. Radiant star…
Rulers and magnates of royal stripes, the mighty of the world, possessing grace, proclaim their sins, beating their breast,
and call on bended knee: Ave Maria. Radiant star…
All these groups assemble here to present themselves, To remember their vows and keep them as well By enriching this temple, adorning it with jewels So that all may see and return in joy, partaking of salvation. Radiant star…

Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Dulces Voces:
Colleen Baade
Joel Brown
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jennifer Stevens
Laura Waldman

 

Lincoln Early Music Consort:
Paul Burrow – recorders, viol, krummhorn
Carole Goebes – recorders, viols
Bob Haack – percussion, sackbut
Jean Henderson – recorder, viol
Genevieve Randall – recorder
Michael Tully – baritone
Dan Wilson – recorders

 

A Light in the Darkness: Villancicos for Christmas

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by Colleen Baade

“De la virgen,” Luis Venegas de Henestrosa, Libro de cifra nueva (Alcalá de Henares, 1557)

Around this time of year, a short video clip from the 1967 Christmas episode of The Monkees TV show circulates on social media. If you’ve never heard The Monkees sing “Ríu Ríu Chíu,” I encourage you to watch it. I, along with majority of people who’ve posted comments to the video on YouTube, find their performance of the centuries-old Spanish Christmas carol charming.

“Ríu Ríu Chíu” was published in Venice in 1556 in a small book of songs titled Villancicos de diversos autores, also known to music scholars as the Cancionero de Upsala (Uppsala Songbook) for the university library in Sweden that holds the single surviving copy. At the time of its publication, “Ríu Ríu Chíu” and other villancicos like it were fast becoming what could rightly be considered the most important (and certainly the most popular) musical genre in the Iberian Peninsula and its New World colonies for several centuries. Villancicos — religious songs characterized by dance rhythms and words in the vernacular instead of Latin — were heard in churches all over the Iberian world at all sorts of occasions from saints’ days to nuns’ professions. Early in the 17th century, music theorist Pietro Cerone chided impious churchgoers, normally too lazy to get out of bed, who “when they know there will be villancicos, there is no one anywhere more devout or more vigilant than they are… nor does it bother them to get up at midnight, regardless how cold it may be.”

Some 400 years later, Dulces Voces delights in singing these lively and theologically profound sacred songs from Iberia, two of which are featured on this years’ Christmas program. The anonymous “De la virgen” (“Of the Virgin”) comes from a collection of keyboard music published in Alcalá de Henares just one year after the Uppsala Songbook (and ten years after Miguel de Cervantes was born in that same city). “De la virgen” poses the question “¿De quién?,“ that is, “Of whom [is the Virgin worthy to be mother]?” The answer affirms the Divine Motherhood of Mary, who bore “the eternal God, equal to the Father.” Pedro de Cristo’s “Es nascido” (“He is born”) was likely composed around the same time Pedro Cerone was scolding villancico fans. Its author was a Portuguese monk who served as chapel master at Augustinian monasteries in Coimbra and Lisbon. Like the earlier “De la virgin,” “Es nascido” tells the Christmas story in dialogue form to people who demand to know—“Dinos quien” (“Tell us who”) — just who has been born. The reply explains that the one who is born is the same one whose birth was foretold by the Zechariah, “whose signs are the manger and the stable,” and who is “born into our poverty, so as to give us His riches.”

“De la virgen” and “Es nascido” are featured in A Light in the Darkness, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30pm

A Light in the Darkness
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

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A Light in the DarknessDulces Voces is excited to join forces with the Lincoln Early Music Consort to present:

A Light in the Darkness: A Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Lincoln, Nebraska

Your generous donations make these concerts possible.


Program

Canite tuba, Giovanni Bassano (ca. 1558-1617)
Blow the trumpet in Sion, address the nations, declare to the people and say: Behold, God our Savior draws nigh.
Declare, make heard by speaking and shout: Behold, God our Savior draws nigh.

Dulces Voces

The new-yeeres gift, Anthony Holborne (d. 1602)
As it fell on a holie eve
The cradle
Heigh ho holiday
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Ave Maria, Joshua Himes (b.1987)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus [Christ].
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Quaeramus cum pastoribus, Pedro de Cristo (ca. 1540-1618)
Let us seek with the shepherds the Word incarnate. Let us sing with all mankind for the King of the ages: Noel, Noel!
What do you seek in the stable? Jesus, born of the Virgin. What do you hear in the manger? Angels with a song and shepherds saying: Alleluia, alleluia!
Still, still, still, Gregory Brown (b.1974)
For the little baby wants to sleep. The angels are already jubilating, Making music by the crib.
Still, still, still, For the little baby wants to sleep.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, My dear little child, sleep. Maria is singing you to sleep
And gives her heart to You.
Sleep, sleep, sleep, My dear little child, sleep.
Great, great, great, Love is overwhelming.
God has left His heavenly throne And travels (earthly) roads.
Great, great, great, Love is overwhelming.

Dulces Voces

Good Christians all rejoice, Hymnal #107
While shepherds watched their flocks, Hymnal #94
Congregation, Dulces Voces, and Lincoln Early Music Consort

O magnum mysterium, Graham Keitch
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin, whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
Blessed is the Virgin, whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.
O admirabile, Melchior Franck (1580-1639)
O admirable exchange: the creator of human-kind, taking on a living body, deigned to be born of a virgin, and, coming forth as a human without seed, has given us his deity in abundance.
Dulces Voces

Intermission

Es nascido, Pedro de Cristo (ca. 1540-1618)
He is born, He is born. Tell us who?
He whom Zachariah foresaw would be born in Bethlehem.
The signs of God child
Are the manger and the stable
To deceive the devil
And to redeem all of you.
Holy God is born already and is born into our poverty
So as to give us His riches
And everything that is in Heaven.
De la Virgen, Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566)
What can be known of the Virgin who gave birth and of the Child who was born?
That his Father gave him to us in order to redeem the world.
Oh Virgin worthy to be Mother! Of whom? Of the eternal God, equal to the Father!

Dulces Voces

Missa L’Homme armé, Anonymous 15th century
Hosanna / Benedictus / Hosanna
Lincoln Early Music Consort

O regem caeli, Tomas Luis de Victoria (ca. 1548-1611)
PRIMA PARS
O King of heaven, served with such obedience!
He who holds the world is laid in the stable:
He lies in the manger, and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.
SECUNDA PARS
A savior is born unto us today, who is Christ the Lord, in the City of David.
He lies in the manger, and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.

Angelus ad pastores ait, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
The angel said to the shepherds: “I bring you tidings of great joy, for the Savior of the world has been born to you today.” Alleluia
A tiny son is born to us today, and he shall be called Mighty God. Alleluia.

Dulces Voces

What child is this, Hymnal #115
God rest you merry, gentlemen, Hymnal #105
Congregation, Dulces Voces, and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Tarara tarara qui yo soy Antoniyo, Antonio de Salazar (ca.1650-1715)
Dixit Maria, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
The fairie-round, Anthony Holborne (ca. 1545-1602)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Ave Maria, Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
The angel of God visited Mary and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.
Mary said: See the servant of the Lord. May it happen to me according to your word.
Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
Hail Mary, Full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Holy Mary, pray for us now and in the hour of our death. Amen.
Dulces Voces

Cantate domino, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing and give praise to his name: for he has done marvelous deeds.
Sing and exult and praise in songs with the harp and the voice: for he has done marvelous deeds.
Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Dulces Voces:
Colleen Baade
Joel Brown
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
Jennifer Stevens
Michael Tully
Laura Waldman

Lincoln Early Music Consort:
Paul Burrow – recorders, viol, krummhorn
Carole Goebes – recorders, viols
Bob Haack – percussion, sackbut
Jean Henderson – recorder, viol
Genevieve Randall – recorder
Dan Wilson – recorders

Elizabeth Regina: in honor of Queens Elizabeth I & II
Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 pm
St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church

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Dulces Voces is excited to join forces with the Flatwater Shakespeare to present:

Elizabeth Regina: in honor of Queens Elizabeth I & II
Saturday, June 2, 2018
7:30 pm
St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church
Lincoln, Nebraska

Your generous donations make these concerts possible.

Parking is available on the street, in the UNL parking lot to the east of the church, and in two parking garages: 925 “Q” Street and 1111 “Q” Street

There is a Lied Center event at 6pm, making the parking garages your best bet for a convenient space.


Program

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, William Byrd (1543-1623)
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen to rejoice in thy strength: give her her heart’s desire, and deny not the request of her lips; but prevent her with thine everlasting blessing, and give her a long life, even for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer, John Tavener (1944-2013)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Te Deum from the Short Service, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: of thy glory. The glorious company of the Apostles: praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee. The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee; The Father: of an infinite Majesty; Thine honourable, true: and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter. Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man: thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God: in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: in glory everlasting. O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage. Govern them: and lift them up forever. Day by day: we magnify thee; And we worship thy Name: ever world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin. O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.
Dulces Voces

Sea Change, Cat Pestinger
Cat Pestinger – Lead vocals, composer (Troubadour)
Mary Chambers – Backing vocals, harmony arrangement (Stephania)
Justin Minchow – Backing vocals (Ferdinand)
The Tempest, William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Act III, Sc. 1
Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Just as the tide was flowing, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
One morning in the month of May,
Down by some rolling river,
A jolly sailor, I did stray,
When I beheld my lover,
She carelessly along did stray,
A-picking of the daisies gay;
And sweetly sang her roundelay,
Just as the tide was flowing.

O! her dress it was so white as milk,
And jewels did adorn her.
Her shoes were made of the crimson silk,
Just like some lady of honour.
Her cheeks were red, her eyes were brown,
Her hair in ringlets hanging down;
She’d a lovely brow, without a frown,
Just as the tide was flowing.

I made a bow and said, Fair maid,
How came you here so early?
My heart, by you it is betray’d
For I do love you dearly.
I am a sailor come from sea,
If you will accept of my company
To walk and view the fishes play,
Just as the tide was flowing.

No more we said, but on our way
We’d gang’d along together;
The small birds sang, and the lambs did play,
And pleasant was the weather.
When we were weary we did sit down
Beneath a tree with branches round;
For my true love at last I’d found,
Just as the tide was flowing.

The dark eyed sailor
It was a comely young lady fair,
Was walking out for to take the air;
She met a sailor all on her way,
So I paid attention to what they did say.

Said William, “Lady, why walk alone?
The night is coming and the day near gone.”
She said, while tears from her eyes did fall,
“It’s a dark-eyed sailor that’s proving my downfall.

“It’s two long years since he left the land;
He took a gold ring from off my hand,
We broke the token, here’s part with me,
And the other lies rolling at the bottom of the sea.”

Then half the ring did young William show,
She was distracted midst joy and woe.
“O welcome, William, I’ve lands and gold
For my dark-eyed sailor so manly, true and bold.”

Then in a village down by the sea,
They joined in wedlock and well agree.
So maids be true while your love’s away,
For a cloudy morning brings forth a shining day.

Sing we and chant it, Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
Sing we and chant it, While love doth grant it, Fa la la

Not long youth lasteth, And old age hasteth; Now is best leisure To take our pleasure. Fa la la

All things invite us Now to delight us, Fa la la

Hence, care, be packing, No mirth be lacking; Let spare no treasure To live in pleasure. Fa la la

Corydon, Arise!, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Corydon, arise, my Corydon!
Titan shineth clear.
Who is it that calleth Corydon?
Who is it that I hear?
Phyllida, thy true love, calleth thee,
Arise then, arise then,
Arise and keep thy flock with me!
Phyllida, my true love, is it she?
I come then, I come then,
I come and keep my flock with thee.

Here are cherries ripe for my Corydon;
Eat them for my sake.
Here ‘s my oaten pipe, my lovely one,
Sport for thee to make.
Here are threads, my true love, fine as silk,
To knit thee, to knit thee,
A pair of stockings white as milk.
Here are reeds, my true love, fine and neat,
To make thee, to make thee,
A bonnet to withstand the heat.

When my Corydon sits on a hill
Making melody
When my lovely one goes to her wheel,
Singing cheerily
Sure methinks my true love doth excel
For sweetness, for sweetness,
Our Pan, that old Arcadian knight.
And methinks my true love bears the bell
For clearness, for clearness,
Beyond the nymphs that be so bright.

Yonder comes my mother, Corydon!
Whither shall I fly?
Under yonder beech, my lovely one,
While she passeth by.
Say to her thy true love was not here;
Remember, remember,
To-morrow is another day.
Doubt me not, my true love, do not fear;
Farewell then, farewell then!
Heaven keep our loves alway!

Diaphenia
Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly,
White as the sun, fair as the lily,
Heigh ho, how I do love thee!
I do love thee as my lambs
Are belovèd of their dams:
How blest were I if thou would’st prove me.
Diaphenia, like the spreading roses,
That in thy sweets all sweets encloses,
Fair sweet, how I do love thee!
I do love thee as each flower
Loves the sun’s life-giving power;
For dead, thy breath to life might move me.
Diaphenia, like to all things blessèd,
When all thy praises are expressèd,
Dear joy, how I do love thee!
As the birds do love the spring,
Or the bees their careful king;
Then in requite, sweet virgin, love me!

As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, Thomas Weelkes (c. 1576-1623)
As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending,
She spied a maiden Queen the same ascending,
Attended on by all the shepherds’ swain,
To whom Diana’s darlings came running down amain,
First two by two, then three by three together,
Leaving their goddess all alone hasted thither;
And mingling with the shepherds of her train,
With mirthful tunes her presence entertain.

Then sang the shepherds and nymphs of Diana,
Long live fair Oriana!

Dulces Voces

Dulces Voces:
Colleen Baade
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
John Mills
Jennifer Stevens
Laura Waldman

Flatwater Shakespeare:
Directed by Ryan Kathman
Cat Pestinger – Lead vocals, composer (Troubadour)
Mary Chambers – Backing vocals, harmony arrangement (Stephania)
Justin Minchow – Backing vocals (Ferdinand)
Richard Nielsen – Prospero, a wizard and exiled duke
Kacey Rose – Miranda, his daughter
Justin Minchow – Ferdinand, a shipwrecked prince

Elizabeth Regina: A Note on Versatility from One of Our Singers

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Versatility: curse, virtue, or both?

by Jackie Josten, soprano (mostly)

This is my second year singing with Dulces Voces. I begin Elizabeth Regina singing alto on William Byrd’s O Lord, let they servant Elizabeth and, if I’m brave and don’t chicken out and jump up the octave, I will sing a low E-flat below middle C. Then, on the opener for the second half, I sing soprano on Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Just as the tide was flowing, which takes me up to a high A-flat. Provided everything goes according to plan, I will have sung a full two and a half octaves. If, however, this light, lyric soprano doesn’t quite make it down to that low E-flat in the beginning, we’ll only hear a measly two octaves. I’ll try not to disappoint.

I’m far from the first vocally versatile member of Dulces Voces. Holly, who has been with the group since long before I moved to Lincoln, regularly dumbfounds me with her range. She spends a lot of this concert (and most concerts lately) singing tenor — regularly hitting that low E-flat with ease. She’ll then turn around in rehearsal sometimes and break out into a soprano line higher than anything I’ve sung in public to date. We have other members that jump around on parts as well — Laura and I have been trading off singing soprano and alto, John occasionally hops up to tenor from his usual happy place of bass/baritone, and perhaps most impressive to me, Colleen will sometimes take a break from rehearsing her alto line to sit at the piano and play parts.

The concert’s music itself spans a wide range of affects and requires a lot of musical versatility from all of us. We have the stillest of the still in John Tavener’s The Lord’s Prayer (the instructions in the score literally tell the singers to sing with as little dynamic contrast as possible). Contrast that with the very model of lively Renaissance-era polyphony in Thomas Weelkes’ As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending, which is used in almost every undergraduate music history course as an early example of musical variety and text painting. Never mind that those two pieces of music were written four centuries apart.

As much of a challenge as it is to put together such a diverse collection of songs, the members of Dulces Voces have embraced it and had a lot of fun putting it together. One common thread through it all is everything will be in English, even the one with the Latin title, the Orlando Gibbons Te Deum. And after all, the two Elizabethan eras include most, if not all, of England’s most treasured choral music.

Come hear for yourself, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7:30pm, St. Mark’s on the Campus, 13th & R in Lincoln, NE.

Hark! Hark! The Lark!: Early Music Spring Concert
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

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Dulces Voces is excited to join forces with the Lincoln Early Music Consort to present:

Hark! Hark! The Lark!: Early Music Spring Concert
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Lincoln, Nebraska


Your generous donations make these concerts possible.

Nova! Nova!: an evening of Christmas music
Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

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Nova! Nova!Dulces Voces is excited to join forces with the Lincoln Early Music Consort to present:

Nova! Nova!: an evening of Christmas music
Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Lincoln, Nebraska

Your generous donations make these concerts possible.  Thank you for making us part of your holiday tradition!


Printable program

Program

Nova! Nova!, 15th Century Glasgow
Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva! (News! News! Ave has been made from Eve!) Gabriel of high degree, He came down from the Trinity From Nazareth to Galilee, I met a maiden in a place; He kneeled down before her face; He said: “Hail, Mary, full of grace!” When the maid heard tell of this, She was sore abashed, ywis, And weened that she had done amiss. Then said the angel: “Dread not thou, For ye be conceived with great virtue Whose name shall be called Jesu.” Then said the angel: Verily, I am your servant truly, Ecce ancilla Domini (Behold the handmaiden of the Lord).
Dulces Voces & Lincoln Early Music Consort

Conditor alme siderum, . Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474)
Creator of the stars of night, Thy people’s everlasting light, Jesu, Redeemer, save us all, and hear Thy servants when they call. Thou, grieving that the ancient curse should doom to death a universe, hast found the medicine, full of grace, to save and heal a ruined race. Thou camest, the Bridegroom of the bride, as drew the world to evening tide, proceeding from a virgin shrine, the spotless Victim all divine. At whose dread Name, majestic now, all knees must bend, all hearts must bow; and things celestial Thee shall own, and things terrestrial Lord alone. O Thou whose coming is with dread, to judge and doom the quick and dead, preserve us, while we dwell below, from every insult of the foe. To God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit, Three in One, laud, honour, might, and glory be from age to age eternally. Amen.
Here is the Little Door, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Angelus ad pastores ait, Juan Blas de Castro (1561–1631)
The angel said to the shepherds: “I bring you tidings of great joy, for the Saviour of the world has been born to you today.” Alleluia. A tiny son is born to us today, and he shall be called Mighty God. Alleluia.
Dulces Voces

Suite, Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
Galliard
Courant
Alamande

Quaeramus cum pastoribus, Pedro de Cristo (d. 1618)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Sleepers wake, Hymn #61
Verse 2: Dulces Voces
The angel Gabriel, Hymn #265
Verse 3: Dulces Voces
Dulces Voces, Lincoln Early Music Consort & Congregation

Ecce Virgo concipiet, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, God with us. Alleluia.
Ave Maria, Tomas Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus [Christ]. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Dulces Voces

Intermission

Pastime with good company, Henry VIII (1491-1547)
La, la, la, je ne l’ose dire, Pierre Certon (d. 1572)
Long cold night, John Playford (1623-1686?), arr. by Jean Henderson
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Lo, How a Rose, Hymn #81
Verse 2: Dulces Voces
Angels, from the realms of glory, Hymn #93
Verse 3: Dulces Voces
Dulces Voces, Lincoln Early Music Consort & Congregation

Gabriel angelus apparuit, Herman Mathias Werrecoren (fl. 1522-1550)
The [Arch]angel Gabriel appeared to Zachariah, saying: A son shall be born to you, his name shall be called John: And many shall rejoice at his birth. For he will be great in the sight of the Lord. Wine and strong drink he will not use.
Puer natus est nobis, Cristobal de Morales (c. 1500-1553)
A boy is born to us, And a son is given to us, upon whose shoulders authority rests, and His name will be called “The Angel of Great Counsel”. Sing to the Lord a new song, because he has done the miraculous. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and is now, and always will be, in every human generation. Amen.
Ubi caritas, Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986)
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God. And may we love each other with a sincere heart. Where charity and love are, God is there. As we are gathered into one body, Beware, lest we be divided in mind. Let evil impulses stop, let controversy cease, And may Christ our God be in our midst. Where charity and love are, God is there. And may we with the saints also, see Thy face in glory, O Christ our God: The joy that is immense and good, Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.
O magnum mysterium, Ivo Antognini (1963)
O great mystery and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord lying in a manger! O blessed is the Virgin, whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Dulces Voces

Ave maris stella, Anonymous (14th Century)
Mariam matrem virginum, Anonymous (14th Century)
Cantate Domino, Hans Leo Hassler (1548-1612)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

Noel, noel, noel, Antoine Busnois (c. 1430-1492)
Dulces Voces & Lincoln Early Music Consort

Dulces Voces

Colleen Baade
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
John Mills
Jennifer Stevens
Laura Waldman

Lincoln Early Music Consort

Paul Burrow: recorder, krummhorn, sackbut, viol, percussion
Carole Goebes: recorder, krummhorn, shawm, viol
Jean Henderson: recorder, viol, percussion
Bob Haack: sackbut, percussion
Genevieve Randall: recorder, krummhorn, percussion

Icon of Gabriel: Anne Sheedy Gardner

Songs of Love & Piety
June 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Songs of Love & PietySongs of Love & Piety is a concert of vocal music performed by the “sweet voices” of Dulces Voces.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
7:30 PM
St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church
1309 R Street (13th & R)
Lincoln, Nebraska

This concert features sacred and secular vocal music from the 14th to the 20th century, and from the Iberian peninsula to South America.

Freewill offerings are welcomed. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Program

O vos omnes, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
Attend, all ye people, and see my sorrow: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.

O vos omnes, Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
Attend, all ye people, and see my sorrow: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.

La rosa enflorece, Traditional Sephardic, arr. Angelina Figus
The rose flowers in May.
My soul dims, suffering from love.
Nightingales sing and sigh of love
And passion kills me, increasing my pain.
Come more quickly, my dove,
More quickly to me,
More quickly you my soul: I feel myself dying.

Cuando el Rey Nimrod, Ladino Folksong
When King Nimrod went out into the fields
He looked at the heavens and at all the stars
He saw a holy light above the Jewish quarter
A sign that Abraham our father was about to be born
Abraham our father, beloved father
Blessed father, light of Israel.
Then he commanded all the midwives
That every pregnant woman
Who did not give birth to her baby would be killed at once
because Abraham our father was going to born.
Terach’s wife became pregnant
and day after day he asked her
Why do you look so distraught?
She already knew the good that she had within her.
Let us greet the godfather and also the circumciser
Because of his virtue may the Messiah come
To redeem all Israel
Surely we will praise the true redeemer
The true redeemer of Israel.

Ojos claros serenos, Eduardo Grau (1919–2006)
Eyes serene, so clear, if you are praised for your kindly gaze why, when you look at me, do you look angry? If, when you are kinder, you look more beautiful to the beholder, do not look at me with anger, so that you do not appear less beautiful. Ah, raging torments! Eyes serene, so clear, even if you look at me like that, at least you look at me.
Se equivocó la paloma, Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)
The dove was wrong. The dove was mistaken. To travel north she flew south, believing the wheat was water. Believing the sea was sky, that the night was dawn. That the stars were dew, that the heat was snowfall. Your skirt your blouse your heart, her home. She fell asleep on the shore, you at the tip of a branch.

O Virgo splendens, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th Century)
O resplendent Virgin, here on the high mountain, glowing with miraculous wonders where the believers from everywhere ascend.
Ah, with your gentle loving eye behold those caught in the bonds of sin, to let them not suffer the blows of Hell, but let them be with the blessed by your intercession.

Iam nubes/Iam novum, The Montpellerier Codex (13th Century)
Part 1:
Now is the cloud dispersed, now appears the Milky Way, now is the flower plucked from the thorn, now rises Mary.
Now is the light seen, now is the path revealed; now may pious Mary pray for us, that we may enjoy the glory.
Part 2:
Now the new star rises, now appears the Milky Way; now is born of Judea, now rises, Mary.
Now is heaven opened to us, now may Christ give us joy in the heavenly court, whose daughter and mother you are, O Mary.

O Crux, Ferdinand Sor (1778-1839)
O hail the cross, our only hope in this passion tide.
Grant increase of grace to believers and remove the sins of the guilty.

Christus factus est, Vicente Goicoechea (1854-1916)
Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death of the cross.
Response. Therefore God exalted Him and gave Him a Name which is above all names.

Audivi vocem de caelo, Duarte Lôbo (1563-1646)
I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
Oculi mei, Estêvão Lopes Morago (1567-1643)
My eyes are ever upon the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare. Turn to me, and have mercy upon me.

Imperayritz — Verges ses par, Anonymous Spanish (14th Century)
Empress of the joyful city of paradise, where eternal happiness cleansed of sin exists, full of virtue,
Mother of God by divine wish. Gentle Virgin with angelic face, thus in God’s eyes most gracious,
Be patient with the important faithful who pray to the celestial King.
Merciful Virgin without peer, we trust in you to defend us from evil and not to be desolated by our daily and ordinary failing.
Above all, shelter us under your royal cloak of mercy, since whoever is abundant in virtue can transform muddy clay, human flesh being weak.

Mariam Matrem, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th Century)
Praise Mary, the Virgin Mother, exalt Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.
Mary sanctuary of ages, protect us. Jesus, our protecting refuge, hear us.
You are both already fully among us, truly a safe place of shelter.

Cantiga 166: Como podens per sas culpas, Alfonso X., el Sabio (1200-1277)
This is how Holy Mary cured in Her church in Salas a man who was crippled in his body and limbs.
“As men may be paralyzed because of their misdeeds, so may they then be made whole by the Virgin.”
It happened that a man, because of sins he had committed, was crippled in his limbs from an illness he had suffered.
He remained thus for five years, unable to move, so badly twisted were all the members of his body.
Because of this terrible infirmity that he had, he promised that if he got well, he would go to Salas at once and would offer Holy Mary a pound of wax each year.
He got well immediately and had no further complaints.
For this miracle they thanked and praised Holy Mary because She frees the sick from suffering and pain, and furthermore,
She is always praying for us sinners, hence we should all forever be Her loyal subjects.

 

Dulces Voces

Colleen Baade
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
John Mills
Martha Tanner
Michael Tully
Laura Waldman


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Dulces Voces: First Friday at Turbine Flats
June 2, 2017, 5:15 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

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First Friday #AtTheFlatsWe’ve been asked to sing in the beautiful Outlook Project Gallery at Turbine Flats for the first Friday of June. This space has a stunning acoustic, and it will be filled with art by Bryon Hartley, Wendy Jane Bantam, and a community Skateboard Art Show in honor of Precision Skateboard’s 31st Anniversary. If you ever wondered where early music and skateboard art intersected, it’s at the corner of 22nd and Y Streets this Friday. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. We start singing at 5:15.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Starting at 5:15 PM
Turbine Flats
2124 Y St
Lincoln, Nebraska

Dulces Voces

O vos omnes, Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
Attend, all ye people, and see my sorrow: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.

Oculi mei, Estêvão Lopes Morago (1567-1643)
My eyes are ever upon the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare. Turn to me, and have mercy upon me.
O vos omnes, Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.
Attend, all ye people, and see my sorrow: If there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.

Ojos claros serenos, Eduardo Grau (1919–2006)
Eyes serene, so clear, if you are praised for your kindly gaze why, when you look at me, do you look angry? If, when you are kinder, you look more beautiful to the beholder, do not look at me with anger, so that you do not appear less beautiful. Ah, raging torments! Eyes serene, so clear, even if you look at me like that, at least you look at me.
Se equivocó la paloma, Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000)
The dove was wrong. The dove was mistaken. To travel north she flew south, believing the wheat was water. Believing the sea was sky, that the night was dawn. That the stars were dew, that the heat was snowfall. Your skirt your blouse, your heart her home. She fell asleep on the shore, you at the tip of a branch.

VRLY

Squash Animation

Dulces Voces

La rosa enflorece, Traditional Sephardic, arr. Angelina Figus
The rose flowers in May.
My soul dims, suffering from love.
Nightingales sing and sigh of love
And passion kills me, increasing my pain.
Come more quickly, my dove,
More quickly to me,
More quickly you my soul: I feel myself dying.

Cuando el Rey Nimrod, Ladino Folksong
When King Nimrod went out into the fields
He looked at the heavens and at all the stars
He saw a holy light above the Jewish quarter
A sign that Abraham our father was about to be born
Abraham our father, beloved father
Blessed father, light of Israel.
Then he commanded all the midwives
That every pregnant woman
Who did not give birth to her baby would be killed at once
because Abraham our father was going to born.
Terach’s wife became pregnant
and day after day he asked her
Why do you look so distraught?
She already knew the good that she had within her.
Let us greet the godfather and also the circumciser
Because of his virtue may the Messiah come
To redeem all Israel
Surely we will praise the true redeemer
The true redeemer of Israel.

Christus factus est, Vicente Goicoechea (1854-1916)
Christ became obedient for us unto death,
even to the death of the cross.
Response. Therefore God exalted Him and gave Him a Name which is above all names.

Audivi vocem de caelo, Duarte Lôbo (1563-1646)
I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Phil Burcher of Precision Skateboards

Chris Steffen of Studio PH

Bryon Hartley, Glass Artist

Dulces Voces

Imperayritz — Verges ses par, Anonymous Spanish (14th Century)
Empress of the joyful city of paradise, where eternal happiness cleansed of sin exists, full of virtue,
Mother of God by divine wish. Gentle Virgin with angelic face, thus in God’s eyes most gracious,
Be patient with the important faithful who pray to the celestial King.
Merciful Virgin without peer, we trust in you to defend us from evil and not to be desolated by our daily and ordinary failing.
Above all, shelter us under your royal cloak of mercy, since whoever is abundant in virtue can transform muddy clay, human flesh being weak.

O Virgo splendens, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th Century)
O resplendent Virgin, here on the high mountain, glowing with miraculous wonders where the believers from everywhere ascend.
Ah, with your gentle loving eye behold those caught in the bonds of sin, to let them not suffer the blows of Hell, but let them be with the blessed by your intercession.

Iam nubes/Iam novum, The Montpellerier Codex (13th Century)
Part 1:
Now is the cloud dispersed, now appears the Milky Way, now is the flower plucked from the thorn, now rises Mary.
Now is the light seen, now is the path revealed; now may pious Mary pray for us, that we may enjoy the glory.
Part 2:
Now the new star rises, now appears the Milky Way; now is born of Judea, now rises, Mary.
Now is heaven opened to us, now may Christ give us joy in the heavenly court, whose daughter and mother you are, O Mary.

Mariam Matrem, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th Century)
Praise Mary, the Virgin Mother, exalt Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.
Mary sanctuary of ages, protect us. Jesus, our protecting refuge, hear us.
You are both already fully among us, truly a safe place of shelter.

Cantiga 166: Como podens per sas culpas, Alfonso X., el Sabio (1200-1277)
This is how Holy Mary cured in Her church in Salas a man who was crippled in his body and limbs.
“As men may be paralyzed because of their misdeeds, so may they then be made whole by the Virgin.”
It happened that a man, because of sins he had committed, was crippled in his limbs from an illness he had suffered.
He remained thus for five years, unable to move, so badly twisted were all the members of his body.
Because of this terrible infirmity that he had, he promised that if he got well, he would go to Salas at once and would offer Holy Mary a pound of wax each year.
He got well immediately and had no further complaints.
For this miracle they thanked and praised Holy Mary because She frees the sick from suffering and pain, and furthermore,
She is always praying for us sinners, hence we should all forever be Her loyal subjects.

Dulces Voces

Colleen Baade
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
John Mills
Michael Tully
Laura Waldman

If you enjoyed us at First Friday, come hear us again on Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., at St. Mark’s on the Campus (13th & R Streets).

Hodie!: A Cradle Hymn by David von Kampen

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Hear this live Saturday, December 17, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Holy Trinity Episcopal Church | Lincoln, Nebraska
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David von KampenA Cradle Hymn by David von Kampen might have had a rocky start, if you’ll pardon the pun. But it has turned into one of our favorites, and a best selling piece on MusicSpoke. According to David, “I was sitting on the poem for awhile, I knew I wanted to eventually work it into a Howells-esque unaccompanied Christmas piece. I finally got around to doing it when there was a call for scores, a choir in Florida wanted Christmas music. So I wrote the piece over a weekend and sent it off. It didn’t get selected, so I sent it to the Concordia (Nebraska) choir and they premiered it.”

We hope you’ll join us to hear this modern lullaby. It may be cold and snowy, but we hope to bring some beauty and warmth to you tonight.

A Cradle Hymn
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber;
Holy angels guard thy bed;
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.

Sleep, my babe, thy food and raiment,
House and home, thy friends provide;
All without thy care, or payment,
All thy wants are well supplied.

How much better thou’rt attended
Than the Son of God could be,
When from heaven He descended,
And became a child like thee!

Soft and easy is thy cradle;
Coarse and hard thy Saviour lay,
When His birthplace was a stable,
And His softest bed was hay.

See the kindly shepherds round him,
Telling wonders from the sky!
When they sought Him, there they found Him,
With his Virgin-Mother by.

See the lovely babe a-dressing;
Lovely infant, how He smiled!
When He wept, the mother’s blessing
Soothed and hushed the holy child.

Lo, He slumbers in His manger,
Where the honest oxen fed;
–Peace, my darling! here’s no danger!
Here’s no ox a-near thy bed!

Mayst thou live to know and fear Him,
Trust and love Him all thy days;
Then go dwell forever near Him,
See His face, and sing His praise!

I could give thee thousand kisses,
Hoping what I most desire;
Not a mother’s fondest wishes
Can to greater joys aspire.
Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748)