We have all felt a sense of distance while traveling afar. Bern Herbolsheimer’s Love Letters sets four Tatar lovesongs from just such a traveler. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Canticum calamitatis maritimae, written to commemorate the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea, is an elaborate and dramatic tone-poem for unaccompanied voices. We also highlight some special texts, including a speech by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and words of astronaut Russell Schweickart, as a reminder that we are all journeying together on this planet. Gustav Holst and William Billings tell stories of difficult journeys at sea that nevertheless end happily.
- Motherless Child, traditional spiritual
- The 21st Century, by Greg Bartholomew
- De omnibus apostolis, by David Hahn
- Love Letters, by Bern Herbolsheimer
- A Red, Red Rose, by Jeremy Kings (premiere)
- I love my love, by Gustav Holst
- Canticum calamitatis maritimae, by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
- Euroclydon: An Anthem for Mariners, by William Billings
- Island in Space, by Kirke Mechem
Saturday, June 1, 2013
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Holy Innocents Catholic Church
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