SO PURE, SO FAIR – MAY 1, 2020

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i thank You God for most this amazing day Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)


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Performed by Eric Whitacre Singers, conducted by Eric Whitacre


The Blue Bird

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)



Performed by Tenebrae, conducted by Nigel Short


Walden PondDominick Argento (1927-2019)


The Pond
Walden Revisited


Performed by Dale Warland Singers, conducted by Dale Warland


Hildor Lundvik (1885-1951)



Som ett blommande mandelträd
Det första vårregnet


Performed by Allmänna Sången, conducted by Cecilia Rydinger Alin (Spotify)
Som ett blommande mandelträd and Verlaine-stämning: Performed by Swedish Radio Chorus, conducted by Gustaf Sjökvist (YouTube)
Det första vårregnet: Performed by Uppsala University Chamber Choir, conducted by Stefan Parkman (YouTube)


AftonenHugo Alfvén (1872-1960)


Still, still the woods, radiant the heavens.
Dim, distant horns fill the air with their echo.
Sunset glowing, slowly, slowly disappearing
Beneath the sea.
Through the mountains, through the valleys,
Lingering the echoes sound.
                    Original Swedish text by Carl Herman Sätherberg

Performed by Amadeus-Chor, conducted by Nicol Matt


Now Sleeps the Crimson PetalPaul Mealor (b. 1975)



Performed by Tenebrae, conducted by Nigel Short


WaldesnachtJohannes Brahms (1833-1897)



Performed by RIAS Kammerchor, conducted by Marcus Creed


Erev Shel ShoshanimYosef Hadar (1926-2006); Arr. Jack Klebanow


Background and Translation

Performed in Live Concert by Tucson Chamber Artists (now True Concord), Conducted by Eric Holtan