"Dream Land" (2017) by John Paulson
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"Dream Land" (2017) by John Paulson

John Michael Paulson is a Seattle-based Composer and Conductor. For the past 4 years, John has been the Cantor (Music Director) at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle. Rossetti’s poem imagines a picturesque journey of the soul to a place, “Where sunless rivers weep their waves into the deep.” The modular musical form of this setting reflects the various landscapes traveled. The recurring and varied opening melody depicts the traveling soul and her perceptions as she journeys toward eternal joy. *** Where sunless rivers weep Their waves into the deep, She sleeps a charmed sleep: Awake her not Led by a single star, She came from very far To seek where shadows are Her pleasant lot. She left the rosy morn, She left the fields of corn, For twilight cold and lorn And water springs. Through sleep, as through a veil, She sees the sky look pale, And hears the nightingale That sadly sings. Rest, rest, a perfect rest Shed over brow and breast; Her face is toward the west, The purple land. She cannot see the grain Ripening on hill and plain; She cannot feel the rain Upon her hand. Rest, rest, for evermore Upon a mossy shore; Rest, rest at the heart’s core Till time shall cease: Sleep that no pain shall wake, Night that no morn shall break Till joy shall overtake Her perfect peace. – Christina Rossetti RADIANCE, directed by Markdavin Obenza Ruth Schauble Julia Baker Margaret Obenza Teresa Clark Sarra Sharif Doyle Orrin Doyle Cary Lee* Markdavin Obenza Tim Blok* Robin Wyatt-Stone Kevin Wyatt-Stone T.J. Callahan *Audio only
THE FIELDS: Songs of Abundance
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THE FIELDS: Songs of Abundance

The music of Hildegard of Bingen has long been appreciated for its vernal, crystalline beauty. For our final Choral Destination, set in the beautiful mountain valleys of the North Cascades, we've paired this beloved repertoire with contemporary works by local composers John Paulson, Mitchell Fund, and Tom Walworth. Join us, along with guest ensembles Windborne and Graveyard Girls, for an adventure into a countryside springing to life. Support the broadcast by making a donation https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=9PNGKBKHRTCSL ​PROGRAM WHITACRE Sleep HILDEGARD O Frondens virga PAULSON Dream Land HILDEGARD O viridissima virga FUND In Those Fields HILDEGARD O vos felices radices WALWORTH Our View arr. WINDBORNE Earth's Burdens arr. WINDBORNE Le Diable et Le Fermier arr. KASTANAS Wayfaring Stranger arr. KASTANAS Shall We Gather At The River GUEST ARTISTS GRAVEYARD GIRLS, directed by Lauren Kastanas Julia Baker Teresa Clark Lauren Kastanas Margaret Obenza Ruth Schauble Sarra Sharif Doyle WINDBORNE www.windbornesingers.com/ Lauren Breunig Jeremy Carter-Gordon Lynn Rowan Will Rowan RADIANCE, directed by Markdavin Obenza www.radiance.org Ruth Schauble Julia Baker Margaret Obenza Teresa Clark Sarra Sharif Doyle Orrin Doyle Cary Lee* Markdavin Obenza Tim Blok* Robin Wyatt-Stone Kevin Wyatt-Stone T.J. Callahan *Audio only "Le Diable et le Fermier by Le Vent du Nord" (CD Tromper le temps, 2009, Borealis Records) Lyrics & music : Nicolas Boulerice. Arrangements by Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Réjean Brunet, Olivier Demers Les Productions Le Vent du Nord / Editorial avenue publishing “Sleep” Music by Eric Whitacre, Words by Charles Anthony Silvestri Copyright © 2002 Walton Music Corp., a division of GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Shaking the Tree, with composer Kevin Siegfried
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Shaking the Tree, with composer Kevin Siegfried

The quiet humility of Shaker music and other American folk tunes take on a new dimension surrounded by the alpine forests of the North Cascades. We'll learn about the history of the Shakers and their deep musical tradition, then embark on a choral adventure to perform hymns and new arrangements by guest composer Kevin Siegfried. Support us by making a donation! https://www.radiance.org/donate PROGRAM * Sow the seeds of love and kindness SIEGFRIED Rolling On * Chosen Spot SIEGFRIED In Yonder Valley * The Savior's Cheering Promise * Holy Wisdom's Feast SIEGFRIED Morning Light SIEGFRIED I Will Walk With My Children * The Waters of Life SIEGFRIED Vum Vive Vum SIEGFRIED Now Is the Cool of the Day SIEGFRIED Wintergrace from Appalachian Carols SIEGFRIED Consolation SIEGFRIED Top of the Hill from At the Water's Edge *these are songs received at Shaker worship locations in the mid to late 1800s *** Radiance Markdavin Obenza, director Produced by Lauren Kastanas and Markdavin Obenza Video and Audio Production: Scribe Records. Markdavin Obenza, Lauren Kastanas, Julia Baker, Willimark Obenza (drone footage), Margaret Obenza. Soprano: Ruth Schauble, Julia Baker Alto: Lindsey Long, Lauren Kastanas Tenor: Markdavin Obenza, Robin Wyatt-Stone Bass: Kevin Wyatt-Stone, T.J. Callahan Recorded in February 2021 at Cle Elum, WA MUSIC “Rolling On” (2019) “Morning Light” (2020) “I Will Walk With My Children” (2017) “Now Is The Cool of the Day” (2019) “Consolation” (2016) © Copyright by Siegfried Publishing (ASCAP). Used with permission. All rights reserved. “In Yonder Valley” (1998) © Copyright by Kevin Siegfried (ASCAP). Used with permission. All rights reserved. “Vum Vive Vum” from Angel of Light “Top of the Hill” from At The Water’s Edge Copyright © 2019 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP), a division of ECS Publishing Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved. “Wintergrace” from Appalachian Carols Copyright © 2020 by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP), a division of ECS Publishing Group. Used with permission. All rights reserved. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
Love Tender Breathing Fragrant by Stacey Philipps
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Love Tender Breathing Fragrant by Stacey Philipps

Words by Solomon J.D. Fendell. "Love Lasts Like a Lily." Poetry Magazine May 1918: 77. Fendell's simple, alliterative poem inspired a musical setting exploring the beauty and expressivity of harmo­ny, dissonance, and meaning in each word. Tonal centers shift throughout and focus on phrases to the point of abstraction, meditating on the general theme of love, its myopic nature, its intensity, its fragility, its capri­ciousness, and its evanescense. About the composer: Stacey Philipps writes music of close, lush harmonies and contrapuntal textures, explor­ing the human experience and timbres of voices and instruments in minute, exposed detail and vibrant, sweeping gestures. A lifelong choral singer, Philipps is an early- and new-music devotee, and currently sings with the Oregon Repertory Singers. Her vocal interests extend to a love of composing choral music and art song, as well as collaborating with solo instrumentalists and chamber music ensembles. She is also a concert producer and arts advocate committed to building community by facilitating the evanescent thrill of live per­formances. Philipps holds degrees in music composition from Portland State University and in philosophy from St. John's College, Santa Fe. She is a member of the American Composers Forum, the National Associa­tion of Composers, Cascadia Composers, and ASCAP and is the proprietor of Sirensong Publishing online at www.staceyphilipps.com. *** Love lasts like a lily, Tender on Time's trail; Breathing burning beauty, Fragrant, fine, and frail.