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!

Printable program


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

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

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.

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.

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.


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

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