Concerts

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!


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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


related posts:
The Montpellerier Codex, Part IV: Texts and Translations

Hodie!
December 17, 2016, 7:30 PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Hodie! December 17, 2016, 7:30 pmHodie! is a Christmas concert of vocal and instrumental music, performed by the “sweet voices” of Dulces Voces and their guests the Lincoln Early Music Consort.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
7:30 PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
60th & A Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska

This concert’s repertoire spans 700 hundred years, and includes music by Victoria, Praetorius, and Palestrina.

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


Program

Hodie Christus natus est, Giovanni Bassano (ca. 1558-1617)
Today Christ is born:
Today the Savior appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.
Alleluia.

Ein kind geborn zu Bethlehem, Michael Praetorius (ca. 1571-1621)
A child is born at Bethlehem for whom Jerusalem rejoices. Alleluia,
He lies here in the manger who reigns eternally. Rejoice in the Lord. Alleluia
The ox and the donkey recognize that the child is the Lord. Rejoice in the Lord. Alleluia
The kings come from Sheba, they bring gold, incense and myrrh. Rejoice in the Lord. Alleluia
In this Christmas season may God be praised for ever. Rejoice in the Lord. Alleluia
We praise the Holy Trinity from now to eternity. Rejoice in the Lord. Alleluia
The serpent could not poison Him, as His blood is without sin. Alleluia.

He is like us in flesh, but we are not the same in sin. Alleluia.
Thus he will make us like Him in God’s Heavenly Kingdom. Alleluia.
For such a grace, let us give eternal praise to God. Alleluia.
Praise be to the Holy Trinity, now and throughout eternity. Alleluia.

Dulces Voces

Hark! The herald angels sing, Hymnal #87
Angels we have heard on high, Hymnal #96
Congregation, Dulces Voces, and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Quem vidistis pastores, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Mascarada, Anonymous
Ballet, Anonymous
Carol for Christmas Day, William Byrd (1543-1623)
Paduan, Maurice Webster ( c.1600-1635)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

O magnum mysterium, Estêvão Lopes Morago (ca. 1575-1630)
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.
Hail Mary, full of grace: the Lord is with you.
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

Virgen bendita sin par, Pedro de Escobar (ca. 1465-1535)
O matchless, blessed Virgin, source of all virtue, you are worthy of praise.
You, holy Empress, destroyed deceit and remedied the evil of sinful people.
You, Lady, want to give the grace of angels so that we may not sin against the one who was pleased to take on human flesh.

Oh Reyes Magos benditos, Juan del Encina (1468-1529)
Oh blessed Magi! Since you are so beloved of God, be my guard and advocates.
Be my guard on this earth that I may not fall into its snares and my advocates in heaven that I may see you there.
So that through you there may be great pardon for my sins, be my guard and advocates.

Dulces Voces

Verbum caro factum est, Anonymous (16th c.)

For the salvation of us all.
And the Virgin spoke to Him:
Life of my life,
My son, what shall I do,
having nothing in which to dress you?
O you the rich of this world,
will you not give a swaddling cloth
to Jesus, born amidst the beasts
as you may behold?

Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Intermission

Ne timeus Maria, Tomas Luis de Victoria (c.1546-1611)
O nobilis nativitas/O mira Dei/O decus virgineum/Apparuit, Anonymous (14th c.)
Alleluya, Anonymous (14th c.)
Courant, Johann Krosch (fl.17th c.)
Volta, Christian Töpffer (fl.17th c.)
Lincoln Early Music Consort

A Cradle Hymn, David von Kampen (born 1986)
There is no rose of swych vertu, Anonymous (ca. 1420)

There is no rose of equal virtue
Of the rose that bore Jesus.
Alleluia.

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space
marvelous thing.

Be that rose we may well see
That he is God in persons three
of equal form.

The angels sang to the shepherds:
“Gloria in excelsis Deo.” (Glory to God in the highest)
let us rejoice!

Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth
let us go across! (from worldy to heavenly things)

Before the paling of the stars, James Lavino (born 1973)

Alma redemptoris mater, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Loving Mother of the Redeemer, who remains the gate by which we mortals enter heaven,
and star of the sea, help your fallen people who strive to rise:
You who gave birth, amazing nature, to your sacred Creator:
Virgin prior and following, taking from the mouth of Gabriel that Hail! have mercy on our sins.

Dulces Voces

In the bleak midwinter, Hymnal #112
Love came down at Christmas, Hymnal #84
Congregation, Dulces Voces, and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Hodie Christus natus est, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Today Christ is born:
Today the Savior appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.
Alleluia.

Dulces Voces and Lincoln Early Music Consort

Dulces Voces

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

Lincoln Early Music Consort

Paul Burrow, recorders, cornamuse, krummhorn
Carole Goebes, recorders, viols, krummhorn
Bob Haack, percussion
Jean Henderson, recorder, viol
Genevieve Randall, recorders, krummhorn
Michael Tully, baritone


Evening Song
June 4, 2016, 7:30 PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal
Lincoln, Nebraska

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Dulces Voces presents, Evening Song: Saturday, June 4, 2016Evening Song is a concert of vocal music, performed by the “sweet voices” of Dulces Voces.

Saturday, June 4, 2016
7:30 PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
24th and Park Avenue
Lincoln, Nebraska

This concert features the William Byrd Mass for Four Voices, and includes music by William Billings and Zoltan Kodaly.

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


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Program

Mass for Four Voices, William Byrd (c.1540 – 1623)
Kyrie

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Gloria
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For You alone are the Holy One. You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Credo
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father: by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried, and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; from thence he shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end; and in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spake by the prophets; and in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Sanctus
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Agnus Dei
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Intermission

O quam gloriosum, Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
O how glorious is the kingdom
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ,
clad in robes of white
they follow the Lamb wherever he goes.

Sfogava con le stelle, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
He vented with the stars
a man infirmed by love
beneath the night sky his grief.
And he said, (eyes) fixed on them:
“O beautiful images
of my idol whom I adore
just as you demonstrated
while so bright
her rare beauty,
as you demonstrate to her
my living ardor;
by your golden appearance make her
compassionate as you make me loving”

As Vesta was, Thomas Weelkes (c. 1576-1623)

Lamentation Over Boston, William Billings (1746 –1800)

Rest, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Evening Song, Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)

Dulces Voces

Jessica Brauer
Curt Butler
Holly Heffelbower
Roger Hochstetler
Jackie Josten
John Mills
Jennifer Stevens
Laura Waldman


related posts:
Mass for Four Voices, William Byrd | Lamentation Over Boston, William Billings | Rest, Ralph Vaughan Williams with text by Christina Rossetti

The Lincoln Early Music Consort
Now is the Month of Maying
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM
First Christian Church (DOC)
Lincoln, Nebraska

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The Lincoln Early Music Consort: Now is the Month of MayingThe Lincoln Early Music Consort presents
Now is the Month of Maying
with guests
Dulces Voces
Michael Tully, baritone
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 7:30 PM.
First Christian Church (DOC)
16th and K Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska
Freewill offerings are welcomed.  We look forward to seeing you there!



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Dec 12: At Midnight, Calm & Still: A Concert of Christmas

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CALM & STILL 2015 POSTER-page-001Dulces Voces is excited to present”At Midnight, Calm & Still: a Concert of Christmas” to be performed Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 7:30 pm at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The concert will feature the Lincoln Early Music Consort.  Freewill offerings are welcomed.  We look forward to seeing you there!


At Midnight, Calm & Still

A concert of Christmas
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
6001 A Street | Lincoln, Nebraska

Rorate caeli desuper, Salomone Rossi (ca. 1570-1630)
Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation.
Ave Maria, Robert Parsons (ca. 1535-1571)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O nata lux, Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585)
O You born light of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, mercifully deem worthy and accept the praises and prayers of your supplicants. Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost ones, grant us to be made members of your holy body.

Dulces Voces

Adam lay ybounden, Boris Ord (1897-1961)
Rejoice, rejoice, William Byrd (1543-1623)
In rosa primula, Anonymous 14th century
Gabriel fram Heven-King, Anonymous 15th century
Hola he! par la vertu goy, Anonymous (ca. 1520)

Lincoln Early Music Consort

Gabriel archangelus, Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
The archangel Gabriel spoke to the Virgin, saying: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord be with you, you are blessed among women. Archangel Gabriel, come in aid for the people of God, you who always stand by in the sight of the Lord.
Pastores, dicite, quidnam vidistis?, Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)
Shepherds, speak! What did you see? And announce the birth of Christ! Noel, Noel!
“We saw the child, wrapped in swaddling clothes and choirs of angels praising the Savior!” Noel, Noel!

Dulces Voces

While shepherds watched their flocks, Hymnal #94
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming, Hymnal #81

Congregation, Dulces Voces, & Lincoln Early Music Consort

Al resplandor d’una estrella, Guerrero
By the light of a star the Kings of the Orient seek a new, resplendent sun in the arms of a maiden.
He came so small and poor and with such great humility that the divine and beauteous sun hid his (own) brightness.
And so, following a star, the Kings of the Orient seek…
Look, what tokens of love that God should descend to a village and it is necessary to view him with distant splendor.
And by the light of a star the Kings of the Orient find….
Los reyes siguen la’strella
The kings follow the star; the star follows the Lord and the Lord of them all follows and seeks out the sinner.
Having news of God, they seek with divine zeal: the star [seeks] the sun of justice, the kings, the King of heaven.
They are guided by the star, the star of their Lord….
The kings seek the sovereign King in order to worship him, and the treasonous and tyrannical king seeks him in order to kill him.
The three [kings] follow the star, the star follows the Lord…

Dulces Voces

Intermission

Canite tuba, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
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.
Radix Jesse, Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
The root of Jesse, who will rise up to judge the nations: in him the Gentiles will hope. And his name shall be blessed for ever and ever.
Congaudemus partier/En lux immensa, Anonymous (ca. 13th c.)
MOTETUS
Come together, let us praise the flower of flowers, so pure and chaste, and radiant with abounding grace for us today. We praise today the infant who in the manger lay; To the holy Trinity; and to the Holy Ghost singeth all the heavenly host. Now, by the grace of Mary’s son, our voices are raised as one, to glorify and praise Him! Behold, the child ineffable, his splendor inexpressible, whom we glorify in praise.
TENOR
Yet so vast the light that cast upon the earth that glorious day. The ox and the bull, they bray to the holy Child. Worshipping, they praise the holy child, praise and extol. Thus sword and spear do disappear when Jesus here appears. The flock exits singing: ‘Glory in the highest!’ Let every Christian sing in praise, and sweetly symphonize.
In natali domini, Anonymous (ca. 1500)
On our Savior’s birthdate all the angels celebrate and they sing in holy love: ‘Glory be to God above! God is born of a virgin, God was borne by a virgin, by a virgin ever chaste.’
Now is born Emanuel as foretold by Gabriel, as attests Ezekiel, as fulfilled on this Noël. God is born of a virgin, God was borne by a virgin, by a virgin ever chaste.
Born today is Christ the child, born of Mary undefiled, born this babe, so meek and mild, magi, kings and beasts beguiled. God is born of a virgin, God was borne by a virgin, by a virgin ever chaste.

Dulces Voces

Dies sanctificatus illuxit, Handl
Christmas eve/Apples in winter/Christmas day ida moarnin’, Anonymous Irish
Jesus born in Bethn’y, Anonymous Appalachian

Lincoln Early Music Consort

Ave Maria, Graham Keitch
This score is available through MusicSpoke.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Behold, a Branch is Growing, Joseph Herl (b. 1959)

Dulces Voces

Personent hodie, Hymnal #92
Good Christian friends, rejoice, Hymnal #107

Congregation, Dulces Voces, & Lincoln Early Music Consort

Puer natus est, Morales
A boy is born to us, and a son is given to us. Glory be to God on high, and on the earth be peace to men of good will. Alleluia! The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. Alleluia!
Cantate domino, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth. Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name: tell his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory unto the heathen: and his wonders unto all people.

Dulces Voces


Dulces Voces

Colleen Baade
Jessica Brauer
Curt Butler
Jason Hellmuth
Roger Hochstetler
Jane Mehrends
John Mills
Jennifer Stevens
Laura Waldman

Lincoln Early Music Consort

Paul Burrow: recorder, psaltery, guitar, percussion, krummhorn
Carole Goebes: recorder, viol, bowed psaltery
Bob Haack: percussion, guitar
Jean Henderson: recorder, viol
Genevieve Randall: recorder, Renaissance flute, krummhorn



Thank you for silencing your devices. This concert is being recorded for later broadcast on NET Radio.
Last year’s concert will air tomorrow from 1 – 3 on NET Radio, 91.1 FM in Lincoln. Thank you for your support over the years.
We also wish to thank the staff of NET Radio and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their continued support.

Auditioning Tenors & Basses

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Founded in 1993, Dulces Voces (Sweet Voices) is a vocal ensemble specializing in secular and sacred music composed before 1750. The ensemble, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, performs mostly a cappella music with no conductor or advisor, and therefore draws on its volunteer members for repertoire and performance practice. The members come from varying backgrounds and professions, and all profoundly love making music together.

We are excited to grow our membership this season and will be holding auditions for Tenors and Basses this fall beginning in August.  Auditions will be held by appointment during our regular rehearsal time (Mondays 6 – 8 pm).  Other voice parts will be considered if interest is expressed.

All interested singers should apply by filling out the form below.  Questions may be directed to dulcesvoces@gmail.com.  If you are having trouble viewing the form, click here.

 

June 27 & 28: Flatwater Shakespeare Company

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As You Like It in The Swan at Wyuka in Lincoln

As You Like ItWe are so pleased to sing a few songs before the Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s production of As You Like It! The curtain goes up at 7 PM, and we will be there a bit before (June 27 & 28) to warm up the audience. We wish to thank Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music for partnering with us on these performances.

Flatwater performs As You Like It each weekend of June. If you attended our concert last month, you know you can expect a wonderful performance!

For ticket and venue information, visit Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s website.

A Month of Maying: May 30, 2015, 8 PM

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A Month of Maying 5-30-15 8 PM
Saturday, May 30th, 8 PM, St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church, 13th & R Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska

We are excited to have special guests from the Flatwater Shakespeare Company join us for a scene from As You Like It. This concert is all about what the merry, merry month of May has to offer.


This sweet and merry month of May, William Byrd (ca. 1540 – 1623)

Bonjour mon coeur, Claude Goudimel (ca. 1514 – 1572)
Hello my heart, hello my sweet life, hello my eye, hello my dear friend!
Ah hello, my most beautiful one, my sweetheart; hello, my delight, my love, my sweet spring, my fresh new flower, my sweet pleasure, my sweet little dove, my sparrow, my turtledove! Hello, my sweet rebel.

Ecce, amica mea, Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1500 – 1553)
Behold, O my love, my dove, my beautiful, my beautiful one
She cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills.
My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart. Behold my beloved, my beautiful one,
standeth behind our wall, looking through the windows, looking through the lattices.
Behold my beloved speaketh to me.
Arise, make haste, my dove, my fair one, and come away; my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come.
For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. Come, my dove.
The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land:
The fig tree hath put forth her green figs: the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come:
My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.

Clear or cloudy, John Dowland (ca. 1563 – 1626)

Act III, Scene 2 from As You Like It, William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
Emma Gruhl, Megan Higgins, and Cale Yates of Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Ay! linda amiga, Anonymous (16th c.)
Oh, beautiful beloved whom I will never see again,
Exquisite body that brings me death.
There is no love without pain,
Nor pain without grief,
Nor pain so sharp as that of love.
Get me up, mother, when the sun rises.
I went throughout the green fields
Looking for my love.

Por Mayo era, Anonymous (16th c.)
‘Twas in May, sometime in May, when it gets hot, when ladies and maidens all go about with lovers, when those who are suffering go to serve their loves. But I don’t know when it’s daytime nor do I know when it’s nighttime, if not for a little bird that sings to me at dawn.

Surge, propera amica mea, Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
Arise, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come away;
For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. Come, my dove.
The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land:
The fig tree hath put forth her green figs: the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love,
my beautiful one, and come:
My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.

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.

Now is the month of maying, Thomas Morley (ca. 1557 – 1602)


We are very pleased to partner with the Flatwater Shakespeare Company and Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music.