time, space, nature

COMING EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 7:00 P.M.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC COURTYARD AND KATZIN CONCERT HALL
VISIONS OF CREATION: AN EARTH DAY CONCERT
ASU Gamelan “Children of the Mud Volcano,”
ASU Chamber Singers and ASU Chamber Players
Featuring La création du monde by Milhaud.
Ted Solis, David Schildkret and Gary Hill, conductors
Tickets: $10 (students, $5)
Available at Herberger Institute Box Office, phone 480-965-6447
http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/tickets/box_office.php
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 7:30 P.M.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MESA
15 E 1ST AVE, MESA
IN NATURE’S REALM
Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus
Bartlett Evans and Ashley Conway, conductors
Tickets: $10 (students, $5)
Available at Herberger Institute Box Office, phone 480-965-6447
http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/tickets/box_office.php
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 P.M.
GAMMAGE AUDITORIUM
THE CREATION BY JOSEPH HAYDN
ASU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs
David Schildkret, conductor
Admission free
ASU CHORAL PROGRAM
and the MARSTON THEATER present
BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY:
TIME, SPACE, NATURE
Laura Tohe, poet
ASU Chamber Singers
David Schildkret, conductor
April 17, 18, and 19
Marston Exploration Theater
This is a CREATION PROJECT EVENT.
For More Information:
creationproject.herberger.asu.edu
School of Music
PROGRAM
IV.
Selections from Songs of Nature, Opus 63
I.
One Household High and Low (Wendell Berry)
In the beginning of creation (Genesis)
Andrew Maxfield
(b. 1980)
Daniel Pinkham
(1923 – 2006)
Antonín Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)
Melodies steal into my heart
Slender young birch
Geographical Fugue (for speaking chorus)
Ernst Toch
(1887 – 1964)
II.
Poetry Reading by Laura Tohe
III.
Sicut cervus (Psalm 42)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
(1525 – 1594)
“Sunset” from Due West (Tara Wohlberg)
Thou Whose Harmony is the Music of the Spheres
(Robert French Leavens)
Rachel Messing, oboe
III.
Poetry Reading by Laura Tohe
ASU CHAMBER SINGERS
Nathan Uhl, rehearsal pianist
David Schildkret, conductor
Bernny Apodaca
Se Hoon Kim
Frances Bingham
John Kraft
Carey Brant
Vanessa Naghdi
Christina Cullers
Julie Neish
Ryan Downey
Andrew Peck
Kellie Egging
Miriam Schildkret
Melanie Holm
Katherine Thilakaratne
Chelsea Janzen
Asleif Willmer
Stephen Chatman
(b. 1950)
Chatman
MARSTON EXPLORATION THEATER
Ric Alling, Manager
Visualization specialists:
Reid Landeen
James Cornelison
Jacob Burba
The Marston Exploration Theater is a public outreach program of the
School of Earth and Space Exploration, Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Director.
TEXTS
One household, high and low
Wendell Berry
In the beginning of creation
Genesis 1:1-3
The dark around us, come,
Let us meet here together,
Members one of another,
Here in our holy room.
In the beginning of creation, when God made heaven
and earth,
the earth was without form and void, with darkness
over the face of the abyss.
And all the earth shall sing,
Light, leaf, foot, hand, and wing,
Such order as we know,
One household, high and low.
And a mighty wind that swept over the surface of the
waters.
God said, ‘Let there be light’,
And there was light.
Here on our little floor,
Here in the daylit sky,
Rejoicing mind and eye,
Rejoining known and knower.
And all the earth shall sing,
Light, leaf, foot, hand, and wing,
Such order as we know,
One household, high and low.
Sicut cervus
Psalm 42:1
Sicut cervus desiderat ad fonts aquarum,
Ita desiderat, anima mea ad te Deus.
As the deer longs for running waters,
So my soul longs for you, my God.
Sunset
Tara Wohlberg
Thou Whose Harmony is the Music of the Spheres
Robert French Leavens
When the sun sets West,
Feathered shift of sky,
Satin clouds undress,
Heaven’s kiss bids the flat light goodbye.
Thou whose harmony is the music of the spheres,
By our presence here with one another,
In thy presence, may some of the harshness,
May some of the discord of our human lives,
May some be transmutted into music.
A new song in our hearts may there be,
And a new harmony in our beings,
So we shall return to our many duties,
By our presence here with one another,
May there be a new harmony,
With fresh courage, with rejoicing,
And with eagerness.
Amen.
Endless calm, red mist,
Glist’ning golden beams,
Gently they are kissed,
By night’s dark melting blaze of dreams.
Songs of Nature
Melodies Steal Into My Heart
Melodies steal into my heart;
I never know how melodies do it.
You would not ask the grass to know
Whence come the diamonds that bedew it?
‘Round me the world grows still and clear
As Nature greets the new day’s sunrise;
Now beauty fills my soul with joy,
Now tender sadness moistens my eyes.
Dewdrops from moonlit sky appear;
And from a heart that’s filled with joy and sorrow
Thence come the songs we love to hear,
And thence comes all hope for a brighter new day,
And thence comes hope for a brighter morrow.
Slender Young Birch
Slender you birch, how straight you grow,
Green and silver, there on the hill,
Banishing thoughts of winter snow,
Promising rose and daffodil.
Buds form and swell, blossoms unfold,
Till all spring’s glory we behold,
While branches stir and gently wave,
Joining in praise of their Maker.
Birch tree, your feath’ry robe of green
Shyly bids the breezes to play;
Whisp’ring, they tell of things they’ve seen
While wand’ring through this April day,
Building their nests in ev’ry tree,
Birds sing again their roundelay,
And all of Nature soon will be
Greeting the lovely month of May.
What could that magic tone have been,
Sounding like shawn or violin?
‘Tis the enchanting carol of spring
Through all of Nature echoing.
Geographical Fugue
Trinidad!
And the big Mississippi
and the town Honolulu
and the lake Titicaca,
the Popocatepetl is not in Canada,
rather in Mexico, Mexico, Mexico!
Canada, Málaga, Rimini, Brindisi
Yes, Tibet!
Nagasaki! Yokohama!
Trinidad!
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