Chancel Choir

Notes & Quotes
These files contain the weekly Notes & Quotes publication for the Chancel Choir of Central Presbyterian Church.  It contains rehearsal information and helpful quotes about the spiritual meaning of music and worship.

2017 Christmas Concert
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Ceremony of Carols, I. Procession (Britten)
Comfort, Comfort Now My People
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Willcocks)
The Angel Gabriel (Lohman)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Vaughan Williams)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn/Willcocks)
Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle (arr. Wachner)
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
The Snow Lay on the Ground (arr. Wachner)
Joy to the World (arr. Wachner)
Soprano: Fantasia (Vaughan Williams)
Alto: Fantasia (Vaughan Williams)
Tenor: Fantasia (Vaughan Williams)
Bass: Fantasia (Vaughan Williams)

2017 1st Sunday of Easter
Alleluia, Now is the hour of Darkness Past (Pinkham)
score | audio
Christ Has Conquered (Noyon)
score | video
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (hymn)
score | descant
Hallelujah from “Mount of Olives” (Beethoven)
score | video | video with single parts
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
score | SATB (professional recording) | soprano | alto | tenor | bass
silent monks

2017 Holy Thursday
Ubi Caritas (R. Wappel)
score | audio
Ave Verum (S. Martin)
score | audio
In Monte Oliveti (Bruckner)
score | video

2017 Palm Sunday
Hosanna, Blessed is He Who Comes (C. Gregor)
score | video
Agnus Dei (Morley)
score | video

2017 Lent
Trisagion (Ortega)
O Deep Riches (Kyr)
score | audio
Lacrimosa from Requiem (Mozart)
score | video

Chancel Choir videos
One Faith, One Hope, One Lord by Craig Courtney
God So Loved the World by John Stainer
The Lord Bless You and Keep You, arr. Peter Lutkin

General Anthems
Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Fauré
God So Loved the World by John Stainer (sung by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir)
Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
How Lovely Are the Messengers by Felix Mendelssohn
Alleluia by Randall Thompson

Give Me Jesus by L. L. Fleming
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come by Paul Manz
Amazing Grace
, arr. Jack Schrader
Praise His Holy Name by Keith Hampton
Beautiful Savior
by F. Melius Christiansen
Notes on “My Eternal King” by Jane Marshall
Here I Am, Lord by Dan Schutte
This Little Light of Mine by Moses Hogan
Set Me As a Seal by René Clausen
Be Still by Mary McDonald
The Majesty and Glory of Your Name by Tom Fettke
Canticle of Faithfulness by Daniel Bird

Some Greatest Hits from the Past

Heritage of Hymnody (January 29, 2017)
The Old 100th Psalm Tune (RVW)
(from the actual BBC telecast of the QEII Coronation)
Beautiful Savior (Christensen)
Canticle of Faithfulness (Bird)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Martin)
My Jesus, I Love Thee (Sjolund)

2016 Christmas Concert
All My Heart This Night Rejoices (Ebling)
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Notes of a capella verse only (first 50 sec.), sung here in Latin and German.
The Lord Did Send the Angel Gabriel (Grammon)
(click the mp3 preview)
O Jesulein Süss (Scheidt/Bach)
Angels We Have heard on High (Longhurst)
Creator of the Stars of Night (Chant)
Infant Holy (Mack Wilberg)
(the intro is a bit longer than ours)
Joy to the World (Rutter)

Magnificat rehearsal tracks
Mvmt 1       Sop1    Sop2    Alto    Tenor    Bass
Mvmt 4       Sop1    Sop2    Alto    Tenor    Bass
Mvmt 7       Sop1    Sop2    Alto    Tenor    Bass
Mvmt 11     Sop1    Sop2    Alto    Tenor    Bass
Mvmt 12     Sop1    Sop2    Alto    Tenor    Bass

Score (CPC arrangement) (Magnificat)
A website that plays your part.  You can slow it down/speed it up, change volume, etc.

Robert Shaw/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
*Movement 1-Magnificat
2- Et exsultavit
3- Quia Respexit
*4- Omnes Generationes
5- Quia fecit mihi magna
6- Et misericordia
*7- Fecit Potentiam
8- Deposuit potentness
9- Esurientes implevit bonis
10- Suscepti Israel
*11- Sicut Locutus est
*12- Gloria Patri

Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale
“Period instrument” ensemble

2016 Easter Sunday
Christ Has Conquered (Noyon)
score | men | women
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (hymn)
score | descant
Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
score | SATB (professional recording) | soprano | alto | tenor | bass
silent monks

2015 Christmas Concert
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
What Child is This (based on Vaughn Williams’ ‘Fantasia on Greensleeves’)
O Magnum Mysterium (Victoria)
Bogoroditse Devo (Rachmaninoff)
Here is the Little Door (Howells)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Darke)
O Holy Night (Rutter)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Willcocks)
Joy to the World (Rutter)
Gaudete (Anders Ohrwall)
1. Rejoice (Gaudete)
2. Sinfonia
3. In dulci jubilo
4. Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
5. Now the word becomes the flesh
6. Glory to God in the highest
7. To us a child has been born today
8. Psalite, lift your voice and sing
9. Christ, the Lord is born today
10. Let the earth with praise resound

2015 Maundy Thursday
Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo
Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart

2014 Christmas Concert
Segment 1 (Prophecy)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [Trad., arr. Shaw/Parker]
Spaseniye Sodelal (Salvation is Created) [Tchesnokov]
Comfort, Comfort O My People [Trad., arr. Ferguson]
(no professional recording on Youtube, but this one isn’t so bad!)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen [Willcocks]
(we’ll go a little quicker, and have some brass)
Segment 2 (Annunciation)
The Angel Gabriel [Pettman]
There Is No Rose of Such Virtue [Young]
Segment 3 (Birth)
Gesu Bambino (our Children’s Choir sings the melody, we sing ‘backup’)
O Come, All Ye Faithful [arr. Willcocks]
Segment 4 (Angels/Shepherds)
Gloria [Rutter]
Movement 1
Movement 2
Movement 3
Segment 5 (Gospel incarnate)
The Glory of the Father [Hovland]
Ding Dong, Merrily On High [C. Jennings]

2014 Easter Sunday
Now, O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? by Russell Nagy

2014 Maundy Thursday
Thy Will Be Done by Craig Courtney

2013 Christmas Season
There Shall a Star from Jacob by Felix Mendelssohn