keyboard chamber symphonic vocal choral
i am the true vine


Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ

Performer: Parish Choir of The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin



Text:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. Abide in me as I abide in you. I am the vine. You are the branches. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.
-St. John 15


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salve regina


Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ

Text:
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
Poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
-Marian Antiphon


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three hymns of st. thomas aquinas

Instrumentation: SATB choir, a cappella







Text:
i. adoro te devote

Prostrate I adore Thee, Deity unseen,
Who Thy glory hidest 'neath these shadows mean;
Lo, to Thee surrendered, my whole heart is bowed,
Tranced as it beholds Thee, shrined within the cloud.
O memorial wondrous of the Lord's own death;
Living Bread, that giveth all Thy creatures breath,
Grant my spirit ever by Thy life may live,
To my taste Thy sweetness never-failing give.
Pelican of mercy, Jesus, Lord and God,
Cleanse me, wretched sinner, in Thy Precious Blood:
Blood where one drop for human-kind outpoured
Might from all transgression have the world restored.
Jesus, whom now veiled, I by faith descry,
What my soul doth thirst for, do not, Lord, deny,
That thy face unveiled, I at last may see,
With the blissful vision blest, my God, of Thee. Amen.


ii. o salutaris hostia

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to us below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.
To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee. Amen


iii. tantum ergo

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.
To the Everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Ghost proceeding
Forth from Each eternally,
Be salvation, honour, blessing,
Might, and endless majesty. Amen.

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now cheer our hearts

Instrumentation: SATB choir, a cappella

Performer: ad hoc choir; Eric Choate, conductor



Text:
Now cheer our hearts this eventide,
Lord Jesus Christ, and with us bide,
Thou that canst never set in night,
Our heavenly sun, our glorious light.

May we and all who bear Thy Name
By gentle love Thy cross proclaim,
Thy gift of peace on earth secure,
And for Thy truth the world endure.
-Robert S. Bridges (1844-1930)


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ave maria


Instrumentation: SATB choir, organ

Text:
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Blessed art thou. Blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Pray for us now and in our passing away.
-para. Eric Choate


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nunc dimittis

Instrumentation: SATB choir, a cappella

Performer: International Orange Chorale; Mr. Zane Fiala, conductor



Text:
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace : according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen : thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father : and to the Son : and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
-Book of Common Prayer, 1662

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