Bernstein / Carreño / Castellanos / Estévez / Ginastera / Márquez / Revueltas / Romero: Gustavo Dudamel – Fiesta

Dudamel, grande revelação da regência da atualidade e figurinha repetida daqui do blog não? Mas sempre é bom falar mais um pouco sobre ele.

Dudamel já foi abençoado pela santíssima trindade da regência da capital musical do planeta, Berlim. Claudio Abbado, o mítico maestro da Filarmônica entre 1989 e 2002, viajou várias vezes à Venezuela para reger a Orquestra Sinfônica Juvenil Simón Bolívar, com a qual Dudamel tem percorrido o planeta. Sir Simon Rattle, sucessor de Abbado na Filarmônica, chamou o jovem de “o maestro mais dotado que já vi”, e dividiu com ele o pódio da turnê norte-americana da Simón Bolívar. Daniel Barenboim, diretor da Ópera de Berlim, atuou como pianista sob a batuta do jovem prodígio, ao lado da Filarmônica de Viena, e o convidou a reger em seu teatro. Se Dudamel é bom para Abbado, Rattle e Barenboim, é bom também para a gravadora Deutsche Grammophon. Além de um DVD, com um concerto em homenagem ao aniversário do papa Bento XVI, o mais prestigiado selo clássico do planeta já lançou três discos do prodígio venezuelano: um com a Filarmônica de Los Angeles, no Concerto para Orquestra, do húngaro Béla Bartók, e dois regendo a Simón Bolívar em sinfonias de Beethoven e Mahler.

Achei esse CD quase completo, se tirassem Sensemaya , que é um pé no saco o resto é a mais bela das coisas. Neste CD também entram o Danzón Nº 2 também figura repetida do blog mais a desse CD é incrível ! Na música o tema principal é tocado várias vezes em tons diversos e em variações do tema principal. Essa música poderia até ser um pé no saco, mas Dudamel consegue deixar a música orgãnica, ou seja, que seja de compreenção de todos e ainda por cima sem ficar chata. Além disso a música é altamente sincopada, o que realmente te dá uma vontade de dançar. (Será que é por isso que se chama Danzón?)

Fuga con Pajarillo.  Na composição musical o tema é repetido por outras vozes que entram sucessivamente e continuam de maneira entrelaçada. Começa com um tema, declarado por uma das vozes isoladamente. Uma segunda voz entra, então, “cantando” o mesmo tema mas noutra tonalidade, enquanto a primeira voz continua desenvolvendo com um acompanhamento contrapontista. As vozes restantes entram, uma a uma, cada uma iniciando com o mesmo tema. O restante da fuga desenvolve o material posterior utilizando todas as vozes e, usualmente, múltiplas declarações do tema. Ouça e entenderás…

Depois entra as quatro danças do balé Estância, do arentino Alberto Ginastera, cuja articulação rítmica impressiona tanto pela percussão quanto pela unicidade das cordas. Composto de 4 faixas :Los Trabajadores Agricolas, Danza del trigo, Los peones de hacienda e Danza Final.

Após esse turbilhão vem o conhecido Mambo, de West Side Story, de Bernstein, é conhecida para caramba.

Então, é isso.

Trechos do texto acima tirados daquidaqui.

Gustavo Dudamel – Orquestra Simon Bolívar – Fiesta

01 – Revueltas – Sensemaya
02 – Carreño -Margaritena
03 – Estévez  – Melodia en El Llano
04 – Marquéz –  Danzón Nª 02
05 – Romero – Fuga con Pajarillo
06 – Ginastera – Los Trabajadores Agricolas
07 – Ginastera – Danza del trigo
08 – Ginastera – Los peones de hacienda
09 – Ginastera – Danza Final
10 – Castellanos – Santa Cruz de Pacairigua
11 – Bernstein – Dance from West Side Story ( Mambo )

Orquestra Simón Bolívar
Gustavo Dudamel – Regente

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Hum... Bem, deixa assim.

Hum… Bem, deixa assim.

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Bartók, Bernstein, Copland, Gould & Stravinsky: Compositions & Collaborations: Benny Goodman Collector’s Edition

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Quando bati o olho na postagem do PQP, semana passada, com obras para clarinete, lembrei-me imediatamente deste álbum fantástico, e pensei: “seria injusto não compartilhar essa preciosidade”.

Supremo entre os clarinetistas do século XX, Benny Goodman era tão versátil que sentia-se perfeitamente à vontade tocando o “Concerto para Clarinete” de Mozart ou passeando através de “Honeysuckle Rose” de Fat Waller. A participação de Béla Bartók, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Morton Gould e Igor Stravinsky nesta gravação comprova alta estima destes pelo seu talento, e é uma merecida homenagem e um maravilhoso registro de sua espantosa maestria e domínio inigualável do instrumento. 

.oOo.

Compositions & Collaborations: Benny Goodman Collector’s Edition

Leornard Berstein
01 Prelude, Fugue And Riffs 7:47
Columbia Jazz Combo, Leonard Berstein

Aaron Copland
02 Concerto For Clarinet And String Orchestra (with Piano & Harp) 16:53
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Aaron Copland

Igor Stravinsky
Ebony Concerto
03 I – Allegro Moderato 3:00
04 II – Andante 2:34
05 III – Moderato; Con Moto 3:40
Columbia Jazz Combo, Igor Stravinsky

Morton Gould
Derivations For Clarinet And Band
06 I – Warm-Up 3:06
07 II – Contrapuntal Blues 6:36
08 III – Rag 2:16
09 IV – Ride-Out 3:59
Columbia Jazz Combo, Morton Gould

Béla Bartók
Contrasts
10 I – Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance) 5:28
11 II – Pihenö (Relaxation) 4:29
12 III – Sebes (Fast Dance) 6:57
Joseph Szigeti, Violin
Béla Bartók, Piano

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Strava para Goodman: faz tudo direitinho, tá?

Strava e Goodman

Lenny para Goodman:

Lenny e Benny

Bartók para Goodman:

Bartók, Szigeti e Goodman

Marcelo Stravinsky

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André Previn (1929) / Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Concerto para Violino “Anne-Sophie” / Serenata

51cwtrPhhVLO amor estava no ar e este disco é permeado por ele. A Serenata de Bernstein foi inspirada pelo Simpósio de Platão, uma série de hinos ao amor em suas mais variadas vertentes, por assim dizer. Já o Concerto de André Previn foi inspirado e composto para Anne-Sophie Mutter, com quem se casou pouco depois. (Eles foram casados entre 2002 e 2006. Homem de sorte e certamente sedutor, antes de Mutter, Previn fora casado com Mia Farrow, dentre outras…) Muitos dos grandes compuseram para Anne-Sophie. Penderecki, Lutoslawski, Currier e Rihm escreveram concertos e outras obras destinadas a Mutter, mas esta foi certamente especial, tanto que a obra se chama “Anne-Sophie”. Ela foi projetada para mostrar o virtuosismo impressionante e os puros e belos timbres de Mutter. O Concerto não é magnífico, mas é muito digno. Bernstein se vale de sua enorme versatilidade e estilística eclética na Serenade. Seus quatro movimentos se assemelham vagamente a um concerto. Depois de um sensacional solo de violino, o primeiro movimento deriva para uma valsa; o segundo movimento é lento e sensual; o terceiro é um divertido Scherzo e o último é bem jazzy e tem um final empolgante. Aqui, Mutter está no seu auge. Seu desempenho é uma coisa anormal.

André Previn (1929) / Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Concerto para Violino “Anne-Sophie” / Serenata

Previn: Violin Concerto “Anne-Sophie”
1 1. Moderato 9:48
2 2. Cadenza – Slowly 13:26
3 3. Andante 16:20
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Boston Symphony Orchestra
André Previn

Bernstein: Serenade (1954) after Plato’s “Symposium”
4 1. Phaedrus – Pausanias: Lento – Allegro marcato 6:41
5 2. Aristophanes: Allegretto 4:26
6 3. Erixymachus: Presto 1:27
7 4. Agathon: Adagio 7:56
8 5. Socrates – Alcibiades: Molto tenuto – Allegro molto vivace 10:39
Anne-Sophie Mutter
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn

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Ah, o amor

Ah, o amor

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): West Side Story (gravação 1984)

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Já haviam me pedido pra postar West Side Story há mais de um ano (vi sem querer nos comentários de um post perdido). Como “a justiça tarda mas não falha” (frase original minha, que bolei agora), aí vai. Não é a versão original, mas o revival de 1984 com Carreras, Te Kanawa e Lenny regendo (procurem no YouTube um vídeo em que rola um estresse entre o tenor e o compositor nos ensaios de Maria). Prefiro a versão 1959, com os cantores pop do filme e tudo o mais (meu back up com ela está guardado não sei onde), porém nesta os cantores de ópera merecem um crédito por terem minimizado o quanto puderam as impostações chatas do bel canto.

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Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story [Soundtrack]

A lista com as faixas está no link da Amazon — cliquem na imagem acima –, mas confiram com as faixas ora postadas porque estas compõem um álbum simples enquanto as do link são de um álbum duplo. Houve um remanejamento entre as duas edições, ambas completas.

Leonard Bernstein (Artist), Kiri Te Kanawa (Artist), José Carreras (Artist), Tatiana Troyanos (Artist), Kurt Ollmann (Artist), Marilyn Horne (Artist), Stephen Sondheim (Artist), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Artist)

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Não pensem que não deu briga durante a gravação...

Não pensem que não deu briga durante a gravação…

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Missa (Uma peça de teatro para cantores, músicos e dançarinos)

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Eu poderia escrever 10 páginas sobre a deslumbrante Missa de Bernstein, mas vou tratar de resumir, até porque tempo é tudo o que não há em minha vida atualmente. A Missa foi uma encomenda da família Kennedy para ser apresentada na inauguração do John F. Kennedy Center de Washington, em 1971. Encomendaram qualquer peça; não estava previsto se seria uma Sonata para Piano ou uma peça gigantesca que envolvesse orquestra, cantores e dançarinos… O tema também era livre. E Bernstein utilizou a liberdade que lhe foi dada… Quando soube-se que o compositor estava escrevendo uma Missa sobre textos da Missa católica, houve grande alegria por parte dos organizadores do evento, pois John Kennedy foi o primeiro presidente católico dos EUA e Bernstein fora sensível ao fato.

Mal sabiam eles que no que estavam se metendo. Bernstein fez ressucitar um certo trope, que seriam inserções ou comentários à missa que entravam a qualquer momento. Isto existe desde a Idade Média e são peças vocais que servem para explicar o latinório da Missa. Só que estávamos em 1971, eram tempos muito controversos e Lenny mostrou-se um perfeito ateu ao tecer comentários demolidores em seus tropes que misturam blues, rock e marchas militares. Alguns versos:

I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in any god
If any god there be.

I believe in one God,
But then I believe in three.
I’ll believe in twenty gods
If they`ll believe in me.

What I need I don’t have
What I have I don’t own
What I own I don’t want
What I want, Lord, I don’t know.

What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

O texto da Missa é do próprio Bernstein e de Stephen Schwarz. O trope Half of the People foi escrito por Paul Simon. Ao final da primeira apresentação, a plateia permaneceu três minutos em silêncio — uma eternidade certamente causada pelo pasmo frente a notável provocação de Lenny –, mas depois prorrompeu em aplausos de quase trinta minutos.

Ah, como não faz sentido ouvir sem saber o que está sendo cantado, coloco abaixo a letra completa da Missa.

Mais: esta versão de Alsop com a Orquestra de Baltimore dá de dez a zero na concorrência. Esqueçam Nagano e outros.

Leonard Bernstein – Mass (Missa — Uma peça de teatro para cantores, músicos e dançarinos)

Disc 1

1. Mass: Devotions before Mass: Antiphon: Kyrie eleison (High Soprano, Bass, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
2. Mass: Devotions before Mass: Hymn and Psalm, “A Simple Song” (Celebrant)
3. Mass: Devotions before Mass: Responsory, “Alleluia” (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
4. Mass: First Introit: Prefatory Prayers (Street Chorus, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Soprano, Celebrant, Boy Soprano, Boys’ Choir)
5. Mass: First Introit: Thrice-Triple Canon: Dominus vobiscum (Celebrant, Boys’ Choir, Street Chorus)
6. Mass: Second Introit: In nomine Patris (Boys’ Choir, Chorus, Celebrant)
7. Mass: Second Introit: Prayer for the Congregation, “Almighty Father” (Chorus)
8. Mass: Second Introit: Epiphany (Celebrant)
9. Mass: Confession: Confiteor (Chorus)
10. Mass: Confession: Trope, “I Don’t Know” (First Rock Singer and Descant, Second Rock Singer, Male Street Chorus)
11. Mass: Confession: Trope, “Easy” (First Blues Singer, Second Rock Singer, Second Blues Singer, Third Rock Singer, Third Blues Singer, First Rock Singer and Descant, Celebrant, Chorus)
12. Mass: Meditation No. 1
13. Mass: Gloria: Gloria tibi (Celebrant, Boys’ Choir)
14. Mass: Gloria: Gloria in Excelsis (Chorus)
15. Mass: Gloria: Trope, “Half of the People” (Street Chorus, Chorus)
16. Mass: Gloria: Trope, “Thank You” (Soprano, Street Chorus)
17. Mass: Meditation No. 2
18. Mass: Epistle: “The Word of the Lord” (Celebrant, A Young Man, Another Young Man, Street Chorus, An Older Man, A Young Woman)
19. Mass: Gospel-Sermon: “God Said” (Preacher, Street Chorus, 5 Solo Voices)
20. Mass: Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Celebrant, Chorus)
21. Mass: Credo: Trope: “Non Credo” (Street Chorus Male Group, Baritone) – “Crucifixus” (Chorus)
22. Mass: Credo: Trope, “Hurry” (Mezzo-soprano) – Sedet ad dexteram Patris (Chorus)
23. Mass: Credo: Trope, “World without End” (Street Chorus, Mezzo-soprano) – Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Chorus, 3 Solo Voices)
24. Mass: Credo: Trope, “I Believe in God” (3 Solo Voices, Street Chorus, Rock Singer, Chorus)
25. Mass: Meditation No. 3 (De profundis, Part 1) (Chorus, Celebrant)
26. Mass: Offertory (De profundis, Part 2) (Boys’ Choir, Chorus)

Disc 2

1. Mass: The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father ? (Celebrant)
2. Mass: The Lord’s Prayer: Trope, “I Go On” (Celebrant)
3. Mass: Sanctus (Celebrant, Boys’ Choir, Chorus, Counter-tenors, Street Chorus)
4. Mass: Agnus Dei (Soloists of Street Chorus, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus)
5. Mass: Fraction: “Things Get Broken” (Celebrant)
6. Mass: Pax: Communion, “Secret Songs” (Boy Soprano, Bass, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Street Chorus, Celebrant, Chorus)

Sykes
Wulfman
Morgan State University Choir
Peabody Children’s Chorus
Baltimore Symphony
Marin Alsop

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Letra completa:

 

Text from the Liturgy of the Roman Mass
Additional Texts by
Stephen Schwartz and Leonard Bernstein

I. DEVOTIONS BEFORE THE MASS

1. Antiphon: Kyrie eleison

Soprano
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Bass
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Soprano and Alto
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

Tenor and Baritone
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

2. Hymn and Psalm: “A Simple Song”

Celebrant
Sing God a simple song
Lauda, Laude…
Make it up as you go along
Laude, Laude…
Sing like you like to sing
God loves all simple things
For God is the simplest of all.

I will sing the Lord a new song
To praise Him, to bless Him, to bless the Lord.
I will sing His praises while I live
All of days.

Blessed is the man who loves the Lord,
Blessed is the man who praises Him.
Lauda, Lauda, Laude…
And walks in His ways.

I will life up my eyes
To the hills from whence comes my help.
I will lift up my voice to the Lord
Singing Lauda, Laude.

For the Lord is my shade,
Is the shade upon my right hand
And the sun shall not smite me by day
Nor the moon by night…
Blessed is the man who loves the Lord –

Lauda, Lauda, Laude –
And walks in His ways.

Lauda, Lauda, Laude
Lauda, Lauda di da di day…
All of my days.

3. Responsory: Alleluia

Six Solo Voices
Du bing, du bang, du bong, etc.

Alleluia!
Alleluia! etc.

II. FIRST INTROIT (Rondo)

1. Prefatory Prayers

Street Chorus
Kyrie eleison!
Christe eleison!
Lord have mercy!
Christ have mercy!

Gloria Patri et Filio,
Et Spiritui Sancto!
Glory be to the Father, and to
the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!

Sicut erat in principio
Et nunc et semper,
Et in saecula saeculorum. Amen
As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.

Basses
Introibo ad altare Dei.
I will go up to the alter of God.

Tutti
Ad Deum qui laetificat
juventutem meam.
To God, who gives joy to my youth.

Women
Asperges me, Domine,
Hyssopo, et mundabor.
Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop,
O Lord, and I shall be cleansed.

Two Sopranos
Emitte lucem tuam,
Et veritatem tuam.
Send forth Thy light,
and Thy truth.

Altos
Ostende nobis, Domine
Show us, Lord

Basses
Domine!
Lord!

Altos
Ostende nobis
Misericordiam tuam.
Show us
Thy mercy.

Soprano
Vidi aquam egredientem
De templo latere dextro
Et omnes ad quos pervenit
Aqua ista salvi facti sunt,
Et dicent:
I saw the water issuing from
the right side of the temple
And all those to whom it comes
Are saved by that very water
And say:

Tutti
Alleluia, alleleluiaia! etc.
Alleluia, alleleluiaia! etc.

Boys’ Choir
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Chorus
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

Boy (solo)
Here I go up to the altar of God.
In I go, up I go
To God who made me young
To God who made me happy
To God who makes me happy to be young.

Street Chorus and Boys’ Choir
Alleluia!

2. Thrice-Triple Canon: Dominus vobiscum

Celebrant
Dominus vobiscum.
The Lord be with you.

Boys’ Choir
Et cum spiritu tuo.
And with thy spirit.

All
Dominus vobiscum.
Et cum spiritu tuo.
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.

III. SECOND INTROIT

1. In nomine Patris

Celebrant
In the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

Tape
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et
Spiritus Sancti, Amen.

Celebrant
Let us rise and pray.

Celebrant
Let us rise and pray.

Celebrant
Almighty Father, bless this house. And bless and protect all who are assembled in it.

2. Prayer for the Congregation (Chorale: “Almighty Father”)

Choir
Almighty Father, incline Thine ear:
Bless us and all those who have gathered here
Thine angel send us
Who shall defend us all
And fill with grace
All who dwell in this place.
Amen.

3. Epiphany

IV. CONFESSION

Celebrant
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin,
to blessed Michael the archangel, to blessed
John the Baptist, to the holy apostles, Peter and Paul…

1. Confiteor

Confiteor Deo omnipotenti,
Beatae Mariae, semper Virgini,
Beato Michaeli archangelo,
Beato Joanni Baptistae,
Sanctis Apostolis Petro
et Paulo,
Omnibus sanctis,
Et vobis, fratres:
Quia peccavi nimis cogitatione,
verbo et opere:
Mea culpa, mea culpa,
mea maxima culpa.
Ideo precor beatam Mariam
semper Virginem,
Beatum Michaelem Archangelum,
beatum Joannem Baptistam,
Sanctos Apostolos Petrum
et Paulum,
Omnes sanctos, et vos, fratres,
Orare pro me
Ad Dominum Deum nostrum.
I confess Almighty God,
To blessed Mary ever Virgin,
To blessed Michael the archangel,
To blessed John the Baptist,
To the holy apostles Peter
and Paul,
To all the saints,
And to you, brothers:
That I have sinned exceedingly in
Thought, word and deed:
Through my fault, through
my own most grievous fault.
Therefore I beseech the Blessed
Mary ever Virgin,
Blessed Michael the archangel,
Blessed John the Baptist,
The holy apostles Peter
and Paul,
All the saints, and you, brothers,
To pray for me
To the Lord our God.

2. Trope: “I Don’t Know”

Male Street Chorus
Confiteor, Confiteor…

First Rock Singer
Lord, I could go confess
Good and loud, nice and slow
Get this load off my chest
Yes, but why, Lord-I don’t know.

I don’t know why every time
I find a new love I wound up destroying it.
I don’t know why I’m
So crazy-minded, I keep on kind of enjoying it-
Why I drift off to sleep
With pledges of deep resolve again,
Then along comes the day
And suddenly they dissolve again-
I don’t know…

(with Descant)

What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

3. Trope: “Easy”

First Blues Singer
Well, I went to the holy man and I confessed…
Look, I can beat my breast
With the best.
And I’ll say almost anything that gets me blessed
Upon request…

It’s easy to shake the blame for any crime
By trotting out that ‘mea culpa’ pantomime:
‘Yes, yes, I’m sad, I sinned, I’m bad.’
Then go out and do it one more time.

Second Rock Singer
I don’t know where to start
There’s so much I could show
If I opened my heart
But how far, Lord, but how far can I go?
I don’t know.

Second Blues Singer
If you asked me to join you in some real good vice
Now that might be nice
Once or twice
But don’t look for sacraments or sacrifice
They’re not worth the price

It’s easy to have yourself a fine affair
Your body’s always ready, but your soul’s not there
Don’t count on trust
Come love, come lust,
It’s so easy when you just don’t care.

Third Rock Singer
What I need I don’t have
What I have I don’t own
What I own I don’t want
What I want Lord, I don’t know.

Third Blues Singer
If you ask me to sing you verse that’s versatile
I’ll be glad to beguile you
For a while
But don’t look for content beneath the style
Sit back and smile

It’s easy for you to dig my jim-jam jive,
And, baby, please observe how neatly I survive.
And what could give
More positive
Plain proof that living is easy when you’re half alive.

All Three Rock Singers
Lord, I could go confess…

All Three Blues Singers
Easy…

All Three Rock Singers
Good and loud, nice and slow…

All Three Blues Singers
Easy…

Choir
Beatam Mariam semper Virginem (Ideo precor)
Beatum Michaelem Archangleum, beatum Joannem Baptistam,
Sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum,
Omnes sanctos, et vos, fratres,
Orate pro me
Ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

All Six Soloists
What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

First Rock Singer
Come on, Lord, if you’re so great
Show me how, where to go
Show me now-I can’t wait
Maybe it’s too late,
Lord,
I don’t know…

First Blues Singer
Confiteor….

Celebrant (speaking)
God forgive you.

All (speaking)
God forgive us all.

Celebrant
The Lord be with you.

All
And with your spirit.

Celebrant
Let us pray.

V. MEDITATION NO. 1

VI. GLORIA

1. Gloria tibi

Celebrant
Gloria tibi, Gloria tibi,
Gloria!
Glory to You, Glory to You
Glory!

Boys’ Choir
Gloria tibi, Gloria tibi,
Gloria!
Glory to You, Glory to You
Glory!

Celebrant and Boys’ Choir
Gloria Patri,
Gloria Filio,
Et Spiritui Sancto.
Laudamus te,
Adoramus te,
Glorificamus te,
Benedicimus te.
Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And the Holy Spirit.
We praise You,
We adore You,
We glorify You,
We bless You.

Gloria Patri
Gloria Filio
Et Spiritui Sancto.
Gloria!
Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And the Holy Spirit.
Glory

Celebrant
Glory to God in the Highest and Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will!

2. Gloria in excelsis

Choir
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
et in terra pax hominibus
bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te,
Adoramus te,
Benedicimus te.
Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter
magnam gloriam tuam:
Domine Deus, Rex caelestis.
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite,
Jesu Christe;
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,
Filius Patris;
Qui tollis peccata
mundi,
miserere nobis;
suscipe deprecationem nostram;
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,
miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solis Sanctus,
Tu solus Dominus,
Tu solus Altissimus:
Jesu Christe,
Cum Sancto Spiritu: in gloria
Dei Patris, Amen.
Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace to men of
good will.
We praise Thee,
We adore Thee,
We bless Thee,
We glorify Thee.
We give Thee thanks for Thy
great Glory:
Lord God, heavenly King,
God the Almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, only-begotten
Son;
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of
the Father:
Who takest away the sins of the
world,
have mercy upon us;
Receive our prayer;
Thou who sittest at the right hand
of the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou alone art the Holy One,
Thou alone art Lord,
Thou, Jesus Christ, alone art the
Most High,
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory
of God the Father. Amen.

3. Trope: “Half of the People”

Street Chorus and Band
Amen!
*Half of the people are stoned
And the other half are waiting for the next election.
Half the people are drowned
and the other half are swimming in the wrong direction.

* this quatrain was a Christmas present from Paul Simon. Gratias, L.B.

They call it Glorious Living
They call it Glorious Living
And baby where does that leave you,
You and your kind-

Choir
…miserere nobis, suscipe
deprecationem nostram…

Street Chorus and Band
—you and your youth and your mind?
Nowhere, Nowhere, Nowhere.

Half of the people are stoned
And the other half are waiting for the next election-

4. Trope: “Thank You.”

Soprano Solo
There once were days so bright
And nights when every cricket call seemed right
And I sang Gloria
Then I sang Gratias Deo
I knew a glorious feeling
of thank you and…
Thank you…

The bend of a willow
A friend and a pillow
A lover whose eyes
Could mirror my cries of Gloria…

And now, it’s strange
Somehow, though nothing much has really changed
I miss the Gloria
I don’t sing Gratias Deo
I can’t say quite when it happened
But gone is the…
…thank you…

Street Chorus
Half the people are drowned, and the other half
Are swimming in the wrong direction.

Celebrant
Let us pray.

VII. MEDITATION NO. 2 (orchestra)

VIII. EPISTLE: “The Word of the Lord”

Celebrant
Brothers: This is the gospel I preach; and in its service I have suffered hardships like a criminal; yea, even unto imprisonment; but there is no imprisoning the Word of God…

A Young Man
Dearly Beloved: Do not be surprised if the world hates you. We who love our brothers have crossed over to life, but they who do not love, abide in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer.

Another Young Man
Dear Mom and Dad… Do not feel badly or worry about me. Nothing will make me change. Try to understand: I am now a man.

Celebrant
You can lock up the bold men
Go and lock up your bold men
And hold men in tow,
You can stifle all adventure
For a century or so.
Smother hope before it’s risen
Watch it wizen like a gourd,
But you cannot imprison
The Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, you cannot imprison
The Word of the Lord.

Celebrant
For the Word
For the Word was at the birth of the beginning
It made the heavens and the earth and set them spinning,
And for several million years
It’s withstood all our forums and fine ideas.
It’s been rough
It’s been rough but it appears to be winning!

There are people who doubt it
There are people who doubt it and shout it out loud,
Oh, they bellow and they bluster ‘til they muster up a crowd.
They can fashion a rebuttal that’s as subtle as a sword,
But they’re never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, they’re never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord!

An Older Man
Dear Brothers: …I think that God has made us apostles the most abject of mankind. We hunger and thirst, we are naked, we are roughly handled, and we have no fixed abode…They curse us and we bless. They persecute us and we suffer it…They treat us as the scum of the earth, the dregs of humanity, to this very day.

A Young Girl
Dear Folks: Jim looked very well on my first visit. With his head clean-shaven, he looked about 19 years old. He says the prison food is very good. For the first few days he’s not allowed any books except his Bible. When I hugged him he smelled so good, a smell of clean plain soap; like a child when you put him to bed.

Celebrant
All you big men of merit,
all you big men of merit
who ferret out flaws,
you rely on our compliance
with your science and your laws.

Find a freedom to demolish
while you polish some award,
but you cannot abolish the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, you cannot abolish
the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant
For the Word,
for the Word created mud and got it going
It filled our empty brains with blood and set it flowing
And for thousands of regimes
It’s endured all our follies and fancy schemes.
It’s been tough,
It’s been tough, and yet it seems to be growing!

O you people of power,
O you people of power, your hour is now.
You may plan to rule forever, but you never do somehow.

So we wait in silent treason until reason is restored
and we wait for the season of the Word of the Lord.
We await the season of the Word of the Lord.
We wait…we wait for the Word of the Lord…

IX. GOSPEL-SERMON: “God Said”

Preacher
God said: Let there be light.
And there was light.

Chorus
God said: Let there be night.
And there was night.

Preacher
God said: Let there be day.
And there was day…

Chorus
…day to follow the night.

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was good, brother

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was goddam good.

Preacher
God said: Let there be storms
Storms to bring life…

Chorus
…life in all of its forms,
Forms such as herds…

Preacher
…herds and gaggles and swarms
Swarms that have names…

Chorus
…names and numbers and norms.

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was good, brother

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was goddam good!

Preacher
God said: Let there be gnats
Let there be sprats…

Chorus
…sprats to gobble the gnats
So that the sprats…

Preacher
…sprats may nourish the rats,
Making them fat…

Chorus
…fat, fine food for the cats.

Preacher
And they grew fat, brother

All
And the grew fat, brother

Preacher
All but the gnats, brother

All
They all grew fearful fat.

Preacher
And God saw it was good

Chorus
God made it be good

Preacher
Created it good

Chorus
Created the gnats…

Preacher
…gnats to nourish the sprats…

Chorus
…sprats to nurture the rats

Preacher
And all for us big fat cats.

All
Us cats!

Chorus
And it was good, and it was good,
And it was good, and it was good.

First Solo
God said it’s good to be poor,
Good men must not be secure;
So if we steal from you,
It’s just to help you stay pure.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Second Solo (antiphonally with Chorus)
God said take charge of my zoo
I made these creatures for you;
So he won’t mind if we
Wipe out a species or two.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Third Solo
God said to spread His commands
To folks in faraway lands;
They may not want us there,
But man it’s out of our hands.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Fourth Solo
God said that sex should repulse
Unless it leads to results;
And so we crowd the world
Full of consenting adults.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Fifth Solo
God said it’s good to be meek
And so we are once a week;
It may not mean a lot
But oh, it’s terribly chic.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Preacher
God made us the boss
God gave us the cross
We turned it into a sword
To spread the Word of the Lord
We use His holy decrees
To do whatever we please

Chorus
Yeah!

Preacher
And it was good!

Chorus
Yeah!

All
And it was good, Yeah!
And it was goddam good!

Preacher
God said: Let there be light.
And there was light.

Chorus
God said: Let there be night.
And there was night.

Preacher
God said: Let there be day.
And there was day…

Chorus
…day to follow the night.

Preacher
And it was good, brother!

Chorus
And it was good, brother!

Preacher
And it was good brother!

All
And it was…

X. CREDO

Celebrant
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord…(etc.)

1. Credo in unum Deum

Chorus and percussion on Quadraphonic tape
Credo in unum Deum,
Patrem omnipotentem,
Factorem caeli et terrae,
Visibilium omnium et
invisibilum.
Et in unum Dominum Jesum
Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum.
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero.
Genitum, non factum,
consubstantialem Patri:
Per quem omnia
facta sunt.
Qui propter nos homines et
propter nostram salutem
descendit de caelis.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu
Sancto
Ex Maria Virgine: et homo
factus est.
I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible
and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the
only-begotten Son of God.
Born of the Father before all
ages.
God of God, light of light,
true God of true God;
Begotten, not made, of one
essence with the Father:
Through whom all things were made.
Who for us men, and for our
salvation, came down from
heaven.
And was incarnate by the Holy
Spirit
Of the Virgin Mary: and was
made man.

2. Trope: Non Credo

First Solo
Et homo factus est
And was made man…

And you became a man
You, God, chose to become a man
To pay the earth a small social call
I tell you, sir, you never were
A man at all
Why?
You had the choice
when to live
When
To die
And then
Become a god again

Group
And was made man…

Solo
And then a plaster god like you
Has the gall to tell me what to do
To become a man
To show my respect on my knees
Go genuflect, but don’t expect guarantees
Oh
Just play it dumb
Play it blind
But when
I go
Then
Will I become a god again?

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
Yes, probably no

Give me a choice
I never had a choice
Or I would have been a simple tree
A barnacle in a silent sea
Anything but what I must be
A man
A man
A man!

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
You knew what you had to do
You knew why you had to die
You chose to die, and then revive again
You chose, you rose
Alive again
But I
I don’t know why
I should live
If only to die
Well, I’m not gonna buy it!

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
I’ll never say credo.
How can anybody say credo?
I want to say cr…

Tape
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
sub Pontio Pilato,
Passus, et sepultus est.
Et resurrexit tertia die,
secundum Scripturas.
Et ascendit in caelum:
Sedet ad dexteram Patris.
Et iterum venturus est
cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos.
He was also crucified for our sake
under Pontius Pilate,
suffered, and was buried.
And the third day He rose again
according to the Scriptures.
And He ascended into heaven:
And is seated at the right hand of
the Father. And He will come again
with glory
to judge the living and the dead.

3. Trope: “Hurry”

Second Solo
You said you’d come again
When?
When things got really rough
So you made us all suffer
While they got a bit rougher
Tougher and tougher
Well, things are tough enough.

So when’s your next appearance on the scene?
I’m ready
Hurry
Went to church for clearance and I’m clean
And steady
Hurry
While I’m waiting I can get my bags packed
Flags flown
Shoes blacked
Wings sewn
On…

Oh don’t you worry –
I could even learn to play the harp
You know it
Show it
Hurry
Hurry and come again.

Tape
Sedet ad dexteram
Patris.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos:
Cujus regni non erit finis-
He is seated at the right hand of
the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead:
Whose reign will be without end-

4. Trope: “World Without End”

Street Chorus
Non erit finis…
World without end…

Third Solo
Whispers of living, echoes of warning
Phantoms of laughter on the edges of morning
World without end spins endlessly on
Only the men who lived here are gone
Gone on a permanent vacation
Gone to await the next creation

World without end at the end of the world
Lord, don’t you know it’s the end of the world?
Lord, don’t you care if it all ends today?
Sometimes I’d swear that you planned it this way…

Dark are the cities, dead is the ocean
Silent and sickly are the remnants of motion
World without end turns mindlessly round
Never a sentry, never a sound
No one to prophesy disaster
No one to help it happen faster
No one to expedite the fall
On one to soil the breeze
No one to oil the seas
No one to anything
No one to anything
No one to anything at all…

Tape
Et in spiritum Sanctum, Dominum
et vivificantem:
Qui ex Patre Filio que
procedit.
Qui cum Patre, et Filio simul
adoratur, et conglorificatur:
Qui locutus est per Prophetas.
Et unam sanctam catholicam et
apostolicam Ecclesiam.
Confiteor unum baptisma in
remissionem peccatorum.
Et exspecto resurrectionem
mortuorum,
Et vitam venturi saeculi.
Amen.
I believe also in the Holy Spirit,
Lord and life-giver:
Who proceeds from the Father
and the Son.
Who together with the Father,
and the Son is adored, and glorified:
Who spoke through the prophets.
And I believe in one holy, catholic
and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for
the remission of sins.
And I await the resurrection of
the dead,
And the life in the world to come.
Amen.

First Solo
You chose…You rose…
A man!…A man!…You chose!…You rose!

Second Solo
Hurry and come again…
Bags packed, wings sewn, Hurry!…Hurry!…

Third Solo
World without end, end of the world!
End of the world! Lord, don’t you care?
Lord, don’t you care?

5. Trope: “I Believe in God”

Fourth Solo
Amen! Amen! Amen!

Solo
I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in any god
If any god there be.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

I believe in one God,
But then I believe in three.
I’ll believe in twenty gods
If they’ll believe in me.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

Who created my life?
Made it come to be?
Who accepts this awful
Responsibility?

Is there someone out there?
If there is, then who?

Are you listening to this song
I’m singing just for you?

I believe my singing.
Do you believe it too?
I believe each note I sing
But is it getting through?

I believe in F sharp.
I believe in G.
But does it mean a thing to you
Or should I change my key?

How do you like A-flat?
Do you believe in C? –

Choir
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis –

Solo
Do you believe in anything
That has to do with me?

Street Chorus
I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in thirty gods
If they’ll believe in me.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

Solo
I’ll believe in sugar and spice,
I’ll believe in everything nice;
I’ll believe in you and you and you
And who…
Who’ll believe in me?

Celebrant
Let us pray.
LET US PRAY!

XI. MEDITATION NO. 3 (De Profundis, part 1)

Choir
De profundis clamavi ad te,
Domine;
Domine, audi vocem meam!
Fiant aures tuae intentae
Ad vocem obsecrationis meae.
Si delictorum memoriam
servaveris,
Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit?
Sed penes te est peccatorum
venia,
Ut cum reverentia serviatur
tibi.
Spero in Dominum;
Sperat anima mea in verbum eius.
Spero! Sperat!
From the depths I cried to you,
O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears attend
The voice of my supplication.
If you, O Lord, remember only
our iniquities,
Lord, Lord, who can survive it?
But in your hands is the forgiveness
of sins,
That you may be served in
reverence.
I trust in the Lord;
My soul trusts in His word.

Celebrant
Memento, Domine – Remember, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids…[ad lib. names of cast members]…and all here present, whose faith is known to Thee, and for whom we offer up this sacrifice. We beseech Thee in the fellowship of communion, graciously to accept it and to grant peace to our days.

XII. OFFERTORY (De Profundis, part 2)

Boys’ Choir
Exspectat anima mea Dominum
Magis quam custodes
auroram
Exspectet Israel Dominum,
Quia penes Dominum
Misericordia et copiosa penes
eum redemptio:
Et ipse redimet Israel ex
omnibus iniquitatibus eius.
Gloria Patri.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than they who wait for the
morning-
Let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is compassion
And with Him is plentiful
redemption:
And He will redeem Israel from all
its iniquities.
Glory to the Father.

XIII. THE LORD’S PRAYER

1. Our Father…

Celebrant
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

2. Trope: “I Go On”

When the thunder rumbles
Now the Age of Gold is dead
And the dreams we’ve clung to dying to stay young
Have left us parched and old instead…
When my courage crumbles
When I feel confused and frail
When my spirit falters on decaying altars
And my illusions fail,

I go on right then.
I go on again.
I go on to say
I will celebrate another day…
I go on…

If tomorrow tumbles
And everything I love is gone
I will face regret
All my days, and yet
I will still go on… on…
Lauda, Lauda, Laude
Lauda, Laude di da di day…

XIV. SANCTUS

Celebrant
Holy!
Holy!
Holy is the Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!

Boys’ Choir (calling from side to side)
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.

Pleni sunt coeli et terra
Gloria tua.
Heaven and earth are full of
Thy glory.

Osanna, Osanna, Osanna!
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!

Boys’ Choir
Benedictus qui venit in
nomine Domini.
Blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord.

Osanna, Osanna, Osanna in
excelsis!
Osanna in excelsis!
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in
the highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!

Celebrant
Mi… Mi…
Mi alone is only mi.
But mi with sol
Me with soul
Mi sol
Means a song is beginning
Is beginning to grow
Take wing, and rise up singing
From me and my soul.
Kadosh! Kadosh! Kadosh!
Holy! Holy! Holy!

Choir
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’va-ot
M’Lo chol ha-aretz k’vodo
Holy! Holy! Holy!
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth are full
of His glory.

(With Street Chorus)
Singing: Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth
Are full of His glory.

Choir
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’va-ot
M’Lo chol ha-aretz k’vodo
Baruch ha’ba
B’shem Adonai
B’shem Adonai!
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth are full
of His glory.
Blessed is he who comes
In the name of the Lord
In the name of the Lord!

All Voices
Sanctus!
Sanctus!
Holy!
Holy!

XV. AGNUS DEI

Male Soloists
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi,
Agnus Dei;
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi
Miserere, miserere nobis!
Miserere, miserere nobis!
Lamb of God,
Lamb of God, who takest
away the sins of the world
Lamb of God;
Lamb of God, who takest
away the sins of the world
Have mercy, have mercy on us!
Have mercy, have mercy on us!

Male and Female Soloists
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
Agnus Dei;
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Miserere, Miserere nobis!
Miserere, Miserere nobis!

All Soloists and Street Chorus
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi;
Dona nobis pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!
Pacem! Pacem!
Give us peace!
Give us peace!
Peace! Peace!

Celebrant (speaking)
Hoc est enim corpus meum!
This is my Body!

Chorus (Men)
Dona…nobis…pacem…

Celebrant (grasping the Chalice)
Hic est enim Calix Sanguinis Mei!
This is the Chalice of My Blood!

Chorus
Dona… nobis… pacem…

Celebrant
Hostiam puram
Pure offering!

Chorus (Women)
Dona nobis pacem-

Celebrant
Hostiam sanctam…
Holy offering…

Chorus (Women)
Dona nobis pacem –

Celebrant
Hostiam immaculatam…
Immaculate offering…

Chorus (Men)
Dona nobis pacem –

Chorus (Women)
Pacem –

Full Chorus
Pacem! Pacem!

Street Chorus plus Choir
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobis pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!
Pacem! Pacem!

Celebrant
LET US PRAY!

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi

Choir (Men)
Miserere nobis.

Celebrant
Non sum dignus, Domine.
I am not worthy, Lord.

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi

Choir (Men)
Miserere nobis!

Celebrant
I am not worthy, Lord.

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi!

Choir (Men)
Dona nobis pacem!

Celebrant
Corpus!
Body!

Choir
Pacem!

Celebrant
Calix!
Chalice!

Choir
Pacem! Pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!

Celebrant
PANEM!
BREAD!

Choir
Dona pacem! Pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!

Choir (the music turning imperceptibly into Blues-stanzas)
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis,
Nobis pacem, pacem dona
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis…

Nobis pacem, pacem dona,
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis,
Nobis pacem, pacem dona,
Dona nobis, nobis pacem.

Tenor Solo (gradually joined by five other male soloists)
We’re not down on our knees,
We’re not praying,
We’re not asking you please,
We’re just saying:
Give us peace now and peace to hold on to
And God give us some reason to want to
Dona nobis, Dona nobis,

Men (and a few Women)
You worked six days and rested on Sunday.
We can tear the whole mess down in one day.
Give us peace now and we don’t mean later.
Don’t forget you were once our creator!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

Men
We’ve got quarrels and qualms and such questions,
Give us answers, not psalms and suggestions.
Give us peace that we don’t keep on breaking,
Give us something or we’ll just start taking!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

All
We’re fed up with your heavenly silence,
And we only get action with violence,
So if we can’t have the world we desire,
Lord, we’ll have to set this one on fire!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

XVI. FRACTION: “Things Get Broken”

Celebrant
PA…CEM!
PA…CEM!!
PA…CEM!!!

Celebrant
Look…Isn’t that – odd…
Red wine – isn’t red – at all…
It’s sort of – brown…brown and blue…
I never noticed that.
What are you staring at?
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Look…Isn’t that – odd…
Glass shines – brighter –
When it’s – broken…
I never noticed that.

How easily things get broken.
How easily things get broken.
Glass – and brown wine –
Thick – like blood…
Rich – like honey and blood…

Hey – don’t you find that funny?
I mean, it’s supposed to be blood…
I mean, it is blood…His…
It was…
How easily things get broken…

What are you staring at?
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Come on, come on, admit it,
Confess it was fun –
Wasn’t it?
You know it was exciting
To see what I’ve done.

Come on, you know you loved it.
You’re dying for more.
Wasn’t it smashing
To see it all come crashing
Right down to the floor!

Right!
You were right, little brothers,
You were right all along.
Little brothers and sisters,
It was I who was wrong –
So earnest, so solemn,
As stiff as a column,

“Lauda, Lauda, Laude.”
Little brothers and sisters,
You were right all along!
It’s got to be exciting,
It’s got to be strong.

Come on! Come on and join me,
Come join in the fun:

Shatter and splatter
Pitcher and platter
What do we care?
We won’t be there!
What does it matter?
What does it…
…matter…

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Listen…Isn’t that – odd…
We can – be – so still…
so still and – numb…
How easily things get quiet.

Quiet… God is very ill…
We must… all be very still…
His voice… has grown so small,
Almost… not there at all…
Don’t you cry…
Lullaby…
Sleep…
Sleep…

Shh…
Shh…
Pray, pray… you sons of men
Don’t let… him die again

Stay, oh stay…
Domine…
Stay…

Why are you waiting?
Just go on without me
Stop waiting
What is there about me
That you’ve been respecting
And what have you all been
Expecting to see?

Take a look, there is nothing
But me under this,
There is nothing you’ll miss!
Put it on, and you’ll see
Any one of you can be
Any one of me!

What?
Are you still waiting?
Still waiting for me,
Me alone,
To sing you into heaven?
Well, you’re on your own.

Come on, say it,
What has happened to
All of your vocal powers?
Sing it, pray it.
Where’s that mumbo and jumbo
I’ve heard for hours?

Praying and pouting,
Braying and shouting litanies,
Chanting epistles,
Bouncing your missals
On your knees…

Go on whining,
Pining, moaning, intoning,
Groaning obscenities!
Why have you stopped praying?
Stopped your Kyrieing?
Where is your crying and complaining?
Where is your lying and profaning?
Where is your agony?
Where is your malady?
Where is your parody
Of God – said –
Let there be and there was
God said:
Let there Beatam Mariam semper Virginem,
Beatam miss the Gloria,

I don’t sing Gratias
Agimus tibi propter magnam
Gloriam tu – am – en…
Amen. Amen.

I’m in a hurry –
And come again.
When?
You said you’d come…

Come love, come lust,
It’s so easy if you just
Don’t care-

Lord, don’t you care…

…if it all ends today…

…profundis clamavi
Clamavi ad te,
Domine, ad Dominum,
Ad Dom…

…A-donai – don’t know –
I don’t no – bis…
Miserere nobis…

Mi-se…mi…
Mi alone is only me…
But mi with so…
Me with s…mi…

Oh, I suddenly feel every step I’ve ever taken,
And my legs are lead
And I suddenly see every hand I’ve ever shaken,
And my arms are dead
I feel every psalm that I’ve ever sung
Turn to wormwood on my tongue.
And I wonder,
Oh, I wonder,
Was I ever really young?

It’s odd how all my body trembles,
Like all this mass
Of glass on the floor.
How fine it would be to rest my head,
And lay me down,
Down in the wine,
Which never was really red.
But sort of – brown…
And let not – another word –
Be spoken…

…Oh…

…How easily things get broken.

XVII. PAX: COMMUNION (“Secret Songs”)

Boy Soprano
Sing God a secret song
Lauda, Laude…
Lauda, Lauda, Laude.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate.
Laude Deum,
Laudate Eum.
Praise, praise …
Praise God,
Praise Him.

Bass Solo
Lauda, Laude,
Lauda, Laude,
Laude Deum,
Laude Eum…

Bass Solo and Boy Soprano
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate…

First Couple
Lauda, Laude…

Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum.
Laude Deum, Laudate Eum.

All
Pax tecum!
Peace be with you!

Boy Soprano and Celebrant
Lauda, etc.

All Voices, Including Stage Instrumentalists
Almighty Father, incline thine ear:
Bless us and all those who have gathered here –
thine angel send us –
Who shall defend us all;
And fill with grace
All who dwell in this place. Amen.

Voice On Tape
The Mass is ended; go in Peace.

Estreia da Missa de Leonard Bernstein no Carnegie Hall

Foto tirada quando da estreia da Missa de Leonard Bernstein no Carnegie Hall

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990) – Concerto For Clarinet, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, Morton Gould (1913-1996) – Derivations For Clarinet And Band, Artie Shaw (1910-2004) – Concerto For Clarinet, George Gershwin (1898-1937) – Summertime, They all Laughed, The Man I Love, I Got Rythm – Sharon Kam, LSO, Gregor Bühl

411Lrl-pL3LNeste quarto cd da coleção, Sharon Kam mostra seu talento e versatilidade em um repertório exclusivo de compositores norte-americanos do século XX. Uma belezura, nem precisaria dizer mais.
Começando com o belo Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra, de Aaron Copland e terminando com arranjos de canções de Gershwin para o clarinete, Kam nos deixa encantados com sua versatilidade, sensibilidade e delicadeza nas passagens mais delicadas, como o primeiro movimento da obra de Copland, e ainda nos brinda com toda a sua técnica e maestria em todo o cd. Uma musicista completa, sem dúvida alguma.

01 – Aaron Copland – Concerto For Clarinet and String Orchestra, with Harp and Piano
02 – Leonard Berstein – Prelude
03 – Leonard Berstein – Fugue
04 – Leonard Berstein – Riffs
05 – Morton Gould – Derivations For Clarinet And Band – Warm-Up
06 – Morton Gould – Derivations For Clarinet And Band – Contrapontual Blues
07 – Morton Gould – Derivations For Clarinet And Band – Rag
08 – Morton Gould – Derivations For Clarinet And Band – Ride-Out
09 – Artie Shaw – Concerto For Clarinet
10 – George Gershwin – Summertime (arr. Gregor Bühl)
11 – George Gershwin – They All Laughed (arr. John Cameron)
12 – George Gershwin – The Man I Love (arr. John Cameron)
13 – George Gershwin – I Got Rythm (arr. John Cameron)

Sharon Kam – Clarinet
London Symphony Orchestra
Gregor Bühl – Conductor

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Adams, Antheil, Bernstein, Gershwin, Hindemith, Milhaud, Stravinsky, Raskin: New World Jazz

IM-PER-DÍ-VEL !!!

Sim, sim, um disco extraordinário. Aqui, há várias lições: (1) John Adams ensina como o minimalismo pode ser mais legal sem vidro, (2) como uma orquestra formada por jovens jazzístas acompanhados por músicos eruditos rendem e exploram adequadamente a irreverência deste espetacular repertório, (3) como meu pai tinha razão ao dizer e repetir que da música do século XX, a mais ampla, ventilada, livre e bela fora o jazz e (4) como estão corretos aqueles músicos que olham para cá e para lá. Boa diversão!

Adams, Antheil, Bernstein, Gershwin, Hindemith, Milhaud, Stravinsky, Raskin:
New World Jazz

1. Adams · Lollapalooza 6:33
2. Gershwin · Rhapsodie in Blue 17:24 (Michael Tilson Thomas, piano)
3. Bernstein · Prelude, Fugue and Riffs 8:29
4. Milhaud · La creation du monde 17:54
5. Stravinsky · Ebony Concerto 9:32
6. Hindemith · Ragtime 3:22
7. Antheil · A Jazz Symphony 11:53
8. Raskin · The Bad and the Beautiful 3:47

New World Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas

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John Adams: aula máxima de minimalismo

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.: interlúdio – Kaori Muraji :.

Considere o vídeo abaixo:

Seguindo o caminho do interlúdio anterior, continuamos ouvindo violões, por que não. E sobre Kaori, bem; é jovem, linda, e toca de olhos fechados. Que dizer mais? Era daquelas crianças-prodígio, aprendeu a tocar violão com o pai aos três anos, e dali em diante foi conquistando competições e prêmios internacionais — até ser a primeira artista japonesa a assinar um contrato internacional com a Decca.

Credenciais à parte, os ouvidos notam que Kaori leva tudo muito a sério. Tem uma técnica impecável, e suas escolhas nos arranjos não costumam ser bem comportadas. Dos quatro álbuns desde post — talvez 1/5 de sua discografia — , três são de repertório erudito, e se o próprio Joaquín Rodrigo, pouco antes de sua morte, elegeu-a como sua voz no século XXI, a resenha do AMG para “Plays Bach” é bem menos elogiosa. (Este cão, que sabidamente não entende lhufas de música erudita, gostou bastante da segunda parte do cd, em que ela toca sozinha.) O último disco do post é de repertório popular, bem ao estilo balaio de gatos, misturando West Side Story à Internationale — e se eu prefiro mastigar vidro a ouvir Tears in Heaven outra vez nesta ou em qualquer outra vida, há momentos realmente sublimes, como Jongo, Sunburst e até Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (no vídeo abaixo, numa parceria muito bem concatenada com o próprio Saka).

Dito isto, aos álbuns? Blue Dog recomenda a ordem cronológia/de postagem mesmo; Lumières é fabuloso.

P.S.: Atendendo a pedidos, e não tão longe do contexto, participamos que o post de Wes Montgomery para “Full House” foi atualizado com um rip em V0. E no mesmo post foi adicionado um outro álbum — que você também deveria ouvir. Ctrl+clique o link acima pra não esquecer.


Kaori Muraji – Lumières /2005 [V0]
Kaori Muraji: guitar
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01 Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
02 Gymnopedie No. 3 (Satie)
03 La fille aux cheveux de lin (Debussy)
04 Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte (Ravel)
05 Saudade No. 3 (From Trois Saudades): I Rituel (Dyens)
06 Saudade No. 3 (From Trois Saudades): II Danse (Dyens)
07 Saudade No. 3 (From Trois Saudades): III Fete Et Final (Dyens)
08 2 Barcarolles, Op.60: I Lent, Calme, Dans Une Quietude Expressive (Kleynjans)
09 2 Barcarolles, Op.60: II Allegro (Kleynjans)
10 Fantasie Pour Guitare: I Resolu (De Breville)
11 Fantasie Pour Guitare: II Lent (De Breville)
12 Fantasie Pour Guitare: III Trés Vite (De Breville)
13 Gnossienne No 1 (Satie)
14 Water Color Scalor: I Prelude (Yoshimatsu)
15 Water Color Scalor: II Intermezzo A (Yoshimatsu)
16 Water Color Scalor: III Dance (Yoshimatsu)
17 Water Color Scalor: IV Intermezzo B (Yoshimatsu)
18 Water Color Scalor: V Rondo (Yoshimatsu)
19 Claire de Lune from Suite Bergamasque (Debussy)
20 Summer Knows Theme from “The Summer of ’42” (Legrand)


Kaori Muraji – Viva! Rodrigo /2007 [V0]
Kaori Muraji, guitar; Orquesta Sinfónica de Galícia, reg. Viktor Pablo Pérez. Música de Joaquín Rodrigo
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01 Concierto de Aranjuez – Allegro con spirito
02 Concierto de Aranjuez – Adagio
03 Concierto de Aranjuez – Allegro gentile
04 Sones en la Giralda
05 Concierto para una fiesta – Allegro deciso
06 Concierto para una fiesta – Andante calmo
07 Concierto para una fiesta – Allegro moderato


Kaori Muraji – Plays Bach /2008 [V0]
Kaori Muraji, guitar; Leipzig Bachorchester, reg. Christian Funke
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01 Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 – I. Allegro
02 Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 – II. Siciliano
03 Cembalo Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV 1053 – III. Allegro
04 BWV 1068 Air on the G string
05 Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 – I. Allegro
06 Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 – II. Largo
07 Cembalo Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 – III. Presto
08 BWV 147 Choral Jesus bleibet meine Freude
09 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – I. Allmanda
10 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – II. Corrente
11 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – III. Sarabanda
12 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – IV. Giga
13 Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 – V. Ciaconna
14 Menuet, BWV Anh. 114 & 115


Kaori Muraji – Portraits /2009 [320]
Kaori Muraji, guitar
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01 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Sakamoto)
02 Tango en Skai (Dyens)
03 Tears In Heaven (Clapton)
04 Jongo for guitar(Bellinatti)
05 Energy Flow (Sakamoto)
06 What a Friend We Have in Jesus(Converse)
07 Internationale (De Geyter)
08 Amours Perdues (Kosma)
09 Secret Love (Fain)
10 Porgy and Bess – Summertime (Gershwin)
11 West Side Story – I Feel Pretty (Bernstein)
12 West Side Story – Maria (Bernstein)
13 West Side Story – America (Bernstein)
14 Nocturne No.2 in E flat, Op.9 No.2 (Chopin)
15 Thousands of Prayers (Tanikawa)
16 Träumerei (Schumann)
17 Love Waltz (Neumann)
18 Introduction To Sunburst/Sunburst (York)
19 In My Life (McCartney)

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Sinfonia No. 1 – "Jeremias" e Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) – Sinfonia No. 4 em Sol

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A Sinfonia No. 1 de Bernstein – “Jeremias” – estreou no mundo da música em 1944. Foi considerado o melhor trabalho daquele ano nos Estados Unidos. Particularmente, eu gosto bastante deste trabalho de Bernstein. É uma obra programática feita a partir da história do profeta judeu Jeremias. Bernstein utiliza o drama vivido pelo profeta, bem como textos do livro de Lamentações de Jeremias, um poema acróstico, narrando a destruição de Jerusalém pelos babilônicos, 6 séculos antes de Cristo, e as desventuras do referido profeta. Entre os profetas judeus, Jeremias certamente seja um dos que mais sofreram. Sujeito de emoções à flor da pele, Jeremias absorve todas as dores de Jerusalém quando a cidade é completamente sitiada e queimada. Antes disso, passara 40 anos advertindo o povo para que se voltasse para o Deus de Israel sem que tivesse qualquer êxito. Vale a pena conferir o trabalho de Bernstein. Aparece ainda no post a maravilhosa Sinfonia no. 4 de Mahler. Não é natural que vejamos, mas a regência fica com Marin Alsop, uma mulher (sic.). Em alguns dias postarei o próprio Bernstein regendo a Sinfonia Jeremias. Uma boa apreciação!

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Sinfonia No. 1 – “Jeremias”
01. I. Profecia
02. II. Profanação
03. III. Lamentação

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) – Sinfonia No. 4 em Sol
04. I. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen
05. II. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
06. III. Ruhevoll
07. IV. Das himmlische Leben. Sehr behaglich

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, regente
Lisa Milne, soprano

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – American Portraits

Quase todas as gravações da coleção American Portraits são muito vagabundas, mais parecem feitas aqui no Brasil (dadas as devidas exceções, claro), mas são europeias – a falta de qualidade se deveu à falta de feeling e apuro ao lidar com as obras estadunidenses*. Mesmo assim, por conta de duas obras do presente CD, vale a indicação ao menos deste álbum: Halil, um noturno para flauta, harpa e percussão pouco conhecido aqui no Brasil, e o balé Fancy Free, que parafraseia o estilo das big bands dos anos 40 contando as diversões de três marinheiros pela Big Apple (vide argumento aqui).

* Uma curiosidade é que Villa-Lobos integra essa coleção, mesmo sendo dedicada a norte-americanos: honrosa deferência.

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American Portraits: Leonard Bernstein

1. Overture to Candide, for orchestra
2. West Side Story, musical: [Unspecified] Melodies
3. Halil, nocturne for flute solo, piccolo, alto flute, percussion & harp; also for flute, piano & percussion
4. Fancy Free, ballet: Enter Three Sailors
5. Fancy Free, ballet: Scene At The Bar
6. Fancy Free, ballet: Pas de Deux
7. Fancy Free, ballet: Variation I
8. Fancy Free, ballet: Variation II
9. Fancy Free, ballet: Variation III
10. Fancy Free, ballet: Finale

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – West Side Story (versão 1959)

Porque West Side Story é o melhor musical de todos os tempos e essa versão original é insuperável.

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A versão 1984 foi feita para inglês (europeu) ver: os cantores-atores desafinados e a orquestra estridente da WSS 1959 acabam sendo eternamente irrepreensíveis pela graça e autenticidade.

Obrigado ao Claudio Sena pelos arquivos.

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West Side Story [Extra tracks] [Original recording remastered]

1. West Side Story – Overture
2. West Side Story – Prologue
3. West Side Story – Jet Song (Russ Tamblyn, Jets)
4. West Side Story – Something’s Coming (Jim Bryant)
5. West Side Story – Dance at the Gym: a. Blues; b. Promenade; c. Mambo; d. Pas de deux; e. Jump
6. West Side Story – Maria (Jim Bryant)
7. West Side Story – America
8. West Side Story – Tonight (Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon)
9. West Side Story – Gee, Officer Krupke (Russ Tamblyn, Jets)
10. West Side Story – Intermission Music
11. West Side Story – I Feel Pretty (Marni Nixon, Yvonne Othon, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya)
12. West Side Story – One Hand, One Heart (Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon)
13. West Side Story – Quintet (Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon, Betty Wand, Jets, Sharks)
14. West Side Story – The Rumble
15. West Side Story – Somewhere (Jim Bryant, Marni Nixon)
16. West Side Story – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Cool (Tucker Smith, Jets)
17. West Side Story – I Have A Love (Betty Wand, Marni Nixon)
18. West Side Story – Finale (Natalie Wood, Orchestra)
19. West Side Story – End Credits

Leonard Bernstein (Composer), Johnny Green (Conductor), West Side Story Orchestra (Orchestra), George Chakiris (Performer), Marni Nixon (Performer), Betty Wand (Performer), Tucker Smith (Performer), Natalie Wood (Performer), Jim Bryant (Performer), Suzie Kaye (Performer), Joanne Miya (Performer), Yvonne Othon (Performer), Russ Tamblyn (Performer)

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Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Concerto for Clarinet, String, Harp and Piano / Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Ebony Concerto / Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Prelude, Fugue and Riffs / John Corigliano (1938): Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

Chamar este CD de The Essential Clarinet é um certo exagero. Talvez este seja o clarinete essencial dos EUA, pois deixar de fora as Sonatas para clarinete e piano de Brahms, o Quinteto Op. 115 e o também Quinteto K. 581 e o Concerto K. 622 de Mozart é falta grave. Talvez o que una estas peças seja a onipresente figura de Benny Goodman, o cara que encomendou peças para clarinete até para Bartók (e recebeu).

Mas aqui temos, certamente, a melhor peça escrita por Aaron Copland, a célebre incursão jazzística de Stravinsky (Ebony Concerto), uma excelente composição de Bernstein e um bom Concerto de Corigliano (prazer em conhecer). Richard Stoltzman não me pareceu um clarinetista tão essencial, mas seu repertório é de primeira linha, sem dúvida.

Richard Stoltzman · The Essential Clarinet

Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Concerto for Clarinet, String, Harp and Piano
1. Concerto for Clarinet, Strings, Harp and Piano 17:53

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Ebony Concerto
2. Ebony Concerto: Allegro moderato 3:11
3. Ebony Concerto: Andante 2:34
4. Ebony Concerto: Moderato; Con moto 3:41

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
5. Prelude, Fugue and Riffs 7:24

John Corigliano (1938): Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
6. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: Cadenzas 9:18
7. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: Elegy 11:15
8. Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra: Antiphonal Toccata 9:33

Richard Stoltzman, clarinete
London Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Leighton-Smith

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Apoie os bons artistas, compre suas músicas.
Apesar de raramente respondidos, os comentários dos leitores e ouvintes são apreciadíssimos. São nosso combustível.
Comente a postagem!

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Sinfonia Nº 1 e Concerto para Orquestra

Como eu estava sendo ameaçado fisicamente por não revalidar este link, aqui vai ele. A Sinfonia Nº 1 de Bernstein, baseada no profeta Jeremias, fala, segundo o próprio Bernstein, a respeito da crise de sua fé, simbolizada pela destruição do Templo de Jerusalem. O Concerto para Orquestra foi composto em 1986 e bastante ampliado em 1989. É muito curiosa a terceira abordagem ao modelo de “Concerto para Orquestra”, criado por Bartók. Como já publicamos antes os concertos de Bartók e Lutoslawski, terminamos aqui a série dedicada aos Concertos para Orquestra.

Sinfonia Nº 1 “Jeremiah”
1. Prophecy 07:43
2. Profanation 06:29
3. Lamentation 10:54

Concerto for Orchestra, “Jubilee Games”
I. Free – Style Events: Allegro con brio, giocoso 07:27
II. Mixed Doubles: Theme 01:26
II. Variation 1 01:01
II. Variation 2 00:26
II. Variation 3 00:39
II. Variation 4 01:17
II. Variation 5 00:33
II. Variation 6 02:18
II. Variation 7 01:15
II. Coda 01:45
III. Diaspora Dances: Vivace 05:37
IV. Benediction: Moderato, invocando 06:13

Nathan Gunn, baritone
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
James Judd

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – Missa

Eu poderia escrever 10 páginas sobre a deslumbrante Missa de Bernstein, mas vou tratar de resumir, até porque tempo é tudo o que não há em minha vida atualmente. A Missa foi uma encomenda da família Kennedy para ser apresentada na inauguração do John F. Kennedy Center de Washington, em 1971. Encomendaram qualquer peça; não estava previsto se seria uma Sonata para Piano ou uma peça gigantesca que envolvesse orquestra, cantores e dançarinos… O tema também era livre. E Bernstein utilizou a liberdade que lhe foi dada… Quando soube-se que o compositor estava escrevendo uma Missa sobre textos da Missa católica, houve grande alegria por parte dos organizadores do evento, pois John Kennedy foi o primeiro presidente católico dos EUA e Bernstein fora sensível ao fato.

Mal sabiam eles que no que estavam se metendo. Bernstein fez ressucitar um certo trope, que seriam inserções ou comentários à missa que entravam a qualquer momento. Isto existe desde a Idade Média e são peças vocais que servem para explicar o latinório da Missa. Só que estávamos em 1971, eram tempos muito controversos e Lenny mostrou-se um perfeito ateu ao tecer comentários demolidores em seus tropes que misturam blues, rock e marchas militares. Alguns versos:

I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in any god
If any god there be.

I believe in one God,
But then I believe in three.
I’ll believe in twenty gods
If they`ll believe in me.

What I need I don’t have
What I have I don’t own
What I own I don’t want
What I want, Lord, I don’t know.

What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

O texto da Missa é do próprio Bernstein e de Stephen Schwarz. O trope Half of the People foi escrito por Paul Simon. Ao final da primeira apresentação, a platéia permaneceu três minutos em silêncio — uma eternidade certamente causada pelo pasmo frente a notável provocação de Lenny –, mas depois prorrompeu em aplausos de quase trinta minutos.

ABSOLUTAMENTE IMPERDÍVEL! Este é meu presente de Natal!

Ah, como não faz sentido ouvir sem saber o que está sendo cantado, coloco abaixo a letra completa da Missa.

Leonard Bernstein – Missa (Uma peça de teatro para cantores, músicos e dançarinos)

Disc: 1

1. Part 1. Devotions before Mass. 1. Antiphon. Kyrie eleison
2. Part 1. Devotions before Mass. 2. Hymn and Praise. A simple song
3. Part 1. Devotions before Mass. 3. Responsory. Alleluia
4. Part 2. First Introit (Rondo). 1. Prefatory Prayers
5. Part 2. First Introit (Rondo). 2. Thrice – Triple Canon. Dominus vobiscum
6. Part 3. Second Introit. 1. In nomine Patris
7. Part 3. Second Introit. 2. Prayer for the Congregation (Chorale: “Almighty Father”)
8. Part 3. Second Introit. 3. Epiphany
9. Part 4. Confession. 1. Confiteor
10. Part 4. Confession. 2. Trope. I don’t know
11. Part 4. Confession. 3. Trope. Easy
12. Part 5. Meditation No. 1
13. Part 6. Gloria. 1. Gloria tibi
14. Part 6. Gloria. 2. Gloria in excelsis
15. Part 6. Gloria. 3. Trope. Half of the People
16. Part 6. Gloria. 4. Trope. Thank you
17. Part 7. Meditation No. 2
18. Part 8. Epistle. The Word of Lord
19. Part 9. Gospel-Sermon. God said

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Disc: 2

1. Part 10. Credo. 1. Credo in unum Deum
2. Part 10. Credo. 2. Trope. Non Credo
3. Part 10. Credo. 3. Trope. Hurry
4. Part 10. Credo. 4. World Without End
5. Part 10. Credo. 5. Trope. I Believe in God
6. Part 11. Meditation No. 3 (De profundis, part 1)
7. Part 12. Offertory (De profundis, part 2)
8. Part 13. The Lord’s Prayer. 1. Our father…
9. Part 13. The Lord’s Prayer. 2. Trope. I Go On
10. Part 15. Agnus Dei
11. Part 16. Fraction. Things Get Broken
12. Part 17. Pax: Communion. Secret Songs

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William Elliott,
Maeretha Stewart,
Kimberly Keeton,
Tom Carpender,
Nile Norton,
Kate Berenson,
John Manno,
Angela Doctor,
Michael Timm,
Lark Coryell,
Katy Stephan,
Bryan Matheson,
Isabelle Vosskuhler,
Charles Magruder,
Julian Frischling,
Doug Boyd,
John Stenzel,
June Magruder,
Frazier Stevenson,
Marie-Louise Modersohn,
Jim Hale,
Larry Rose,
Adrienne Albert,
Kathie Longinotti,
Eric Freeman,
Tobias Lehmann,
John Paddock,
Sigurd Brauns,
Benjamin Scott,
Benjamin Grant,
Marc Accornero,
Rene Vosskuhler,
Eric Lipsitt,
Jerry Hadley, celebrante

Sigurd Brauns, órgão

Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Richard Grant e Lynne Morrow
Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey
Sttats- um Domchor Berlin, Kai-Uwe Jirka
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester
Kent Nagano

Letra completa:

Text from the Liturgy of the Roman Mass
Additional Texts by
Stephen Schwartz and Leonard Bernstein

I. DEVOTIONS BEFORE THE MASS

1. Antiphon: Kyrie eleison

Soprano
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Bass
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Soprano and Alto
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

Tenor and Baritone
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

2. Hymn and Psalm: “A Simple Song”

Celebrant
Sing God a simple song
Lauda, Laude…
Make it up as you go along
Laude, Laude…
Sing like you like to sing
God loves all simple things
For God is the simplest of all.

I will sing the Lord a new song
To praise Him, to bless Him, to bless the Lord.
I will sing His praises while I live
All of days.

Blessed is the man who loves the Lord,
Blessed is the man who praises Him.
Lauda, Lauda, Laude…
And walks in His ways.

I will life up my eyes
To the hills from whence comes my help.
I will lift up my voice to the Lord
Singing Lauda, Laude.

For the Lord is my shade,
Is the shade upon my right hand
And the sun shall not smite me by day
Nor the moon by night…
Blessed is the man who loves the Lord –

Lauda, Lauda, Laude –
And walks in His ways.

Lauda, Lauda, Laude
Lauda, Lauda di da di day…
All of my days.

3. Responsory: Alleluia

Six Solo Voices
Du bing, du bang, du bong, etc.

Alleluia!
Alleluia! etc.

II. FIRST INTROIT (Rondo)

1. Prefatory Prayers

Street Chorus
Kyrie eleison!
Christe eleison!
Lord have mercy!
Christ have mercy!

Gloria Patri et Filio,
Et Spiritui Sancto!
Glory be to the Father, and to
the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!

Sicut erat in principio
Et nunc et semper,
Et in saecula saeculorum. Amen
As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.

Basses
Introibo ad altare Dei.
I will go up to the alter of God.

Tutti
Ad Deum qui laetificat
juventutem meam.
To God, who gives joy to my youth.

Women
Asperges me, Domine,
Hyssopo, et mundabor.
Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop,
O Lord, and I shall be cleansed.

Two Sopranos
Emitte lucem tuam,
Et veritatem tuam.
Send forth Thy light,
and Thy truth.

Altos
Ostende nobis, Domine
Show us, Lord

Basses
Domine!
Lord!

Altos
Ostende nobis
Misericordiam tuam.
Show us
Thy mercy.

Soprano
Vidi aquam egredientem
De templo latere dextro
Et omnes ad quos pervenit
Aqua ista salvi facti sunt,
Et dicent:
I saw the water issuing from
the right side of the temple
And all those to whom it comes
Are saved by that very water
And say:

Tutti
Alleluia, alleleluiaia! etc.
Alleluia, alleleluiaia! etc.

Boys’ Choir
Kyrie eleison!
Lord, have mercy!

Chorus
Christe eleison!
Christ, have mercy!

Boy (solo)
Here I go up to the altar of God.
In I go, up I go
To God who made me young
To God who made me happy
To God who makes me happy to be young.

Street Chorus and Boys’ Choir
Alleluia!

2. Thrice-Triple Canon: Dominus vobiscum

Celebrant
Dominus vobiscum.
The Lord be with you.

Boys’ Choir
Et cum spiritu tuo.
And with thy spirit.

All
Dominus vobiscum.
Et cum spiritu tuo.
The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.

III. SECOND INTROIT

1. In nomine Patris

Celebrant
In the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

Tape
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et
Spiritus Sancti, Amen.

Celebrant
Let us rise and pray.

Celebrant
Let us rise and pray.

Celebrant
Almighty Father, bless this house. And bless and protect all who are assembled in it.

2. Prayer for the Congregation (Chorale: “Almighty Father”)

Choir
Almighty Father, incline Thine ear:
Bless us and all those who have gathered here
Thine angel send us
Who shall defend us all
And fill with grace
All who dwell in this place.
Amen.

3. Epiphany

IV. CONFESSION

Celebrant
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin,
to blessed Michael the archangel, to blessed
John the Baptist, to the holy apostles, Peter and Paul…

1. Confiteor

Confiteor Deo omnipotenti,
Beatae Mariae, semper Virgini,
Beato Michaeli archangelo,
Beato Joanni Baptistae,
Sanctis Apostolis Petro
et Paulo,
Omnibus sanctis,
Et vobis, fratres:
Quia peccavi nimis cogitatione,
verbo et opere:
Mea culpa, mea culpa,
mea maxima culpa.
Ideo precor beatam Mariam
semper Virginem,
Beatum Michaelem Archangelum,
beatum Joannem Baptistam,
Sanctos Apostolos Petrum
et Paulum,
Omnes sanctos, et vos, fratres,
Orare pro me
Ad Dominum Deum nostrum.
I confess Almighty God,
To blessed Mary ever Virgin,
To blessed Michael the archangel,
To blessed John the Baptist,
To the holy apostles Peter
and Paul,
To all the saints,
And to you, brothers:
That I have sinned exceedingly in
Thought, word and deed:
Through my fault, through
my own most grievous fault.
Therefore I beseech the Blessed
Mary ever Virgin,
Blessed Michael the archangel,
Blessed John the Baptist,
The holy apostles Peter
and Paul,
All the saints, and you, brothers,
To pray for me
To the Lord our God.

2. Trope: “I Don’t Know”

Male Street Chorus
Confiteor, Confiteor…

First Rock Singer
Lord, I could go confess
Good and loud, nice and slow
Get this load off my chest
Yes, but why, Lord-I don’t know.

I don’t know why every time
I find a new love I wound up destroying it.
I don’t know why I’m
So crazy-minded, I keep on kind of enjoying it-
Why I drift off to sleep
With pledges of deep resolve again,
Then along comes the day
And suddenly they dissolve again-
I don’t know…

(with Descant)

What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

3. Trope: “Easy”

First Blues Singer
Well, I went to the holy man and I confessed…
Look, I can beat my breast
With the best.
And I’ll say almost anything that gets me blessed
Upon request…

It’s easy to shake the blame for any crime
By trotting out that ‘mea culpa’ pantomime:
‘Yes, yes, I’m sad, I sinned, I’m bad.’
Then go out and do it one more time.

Second Rock Singer
I don’t know where to start
There’s so much I could show
If I opened my heart
But how far, Lord, but how far can I go?
I don’t know.

Second Blues Singer
If you asked me to join you in some real good vice
Now that might be nice
Once or twice
But don’t look for sacraments or sacrifice
They’re not worth the price

It’s easy to have yourself a fine affair
Your body’s always ready, but your soul’s not there
Don’t count on trust
Come love, come lust,
It’s so easy when you just don’t care.

Third Rock Singer
What I need I don’t have
What I have I don’t own
What I own I don’t want
What I want Lord, I don’t know.

Third Blues Singer
If you ask me to sing you verse that’s versatile
I’ll be glad to beguile you
For a while
But don’t look for content beneath the style
Sit back and smile

It’s easy for you to dig my jim-jam jive,
And, baby, please observe how neatly I survive.
And what could give
More positive
Plain proof that living is easy when you’re half alive.

All Three Rock Singers
Lord, I could go confess…

All Three Blues Singers
Easy…

All Three Rock Singers
Good and loud, nice and slow…

All Three Blues Singers
Easy…

Choir
Beatam Mariam semper Virginem (Ideo precor)
Beatum Michaelem Archangleum, beatum Joannem Baptistam,
Sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum,
Omnes sanctos, et vos, fratres,
Orate pro me
Ad Dominum Deum nostrum.

All Six Soloists
What I say I don’t feel
What I feel I don’t show
What I show isn’t real
What is real, Lord-I don’t know,
No, no, no-I don’t know.

First Rock Singer
Come on, Lord, if you’re so great
Show me how, where to go
Show me now-I can’t wait
Maybe it’s too late,
Lord,
I don’t know…

First Blues Singer
Confiteor….

Celebrant (speaking)
God forgive you.

All (speaking)
God forgive us all.

Celebrant
The Lord be with you.

All
And with your spirit.

Celebrant
Let us pray.

V. MEDITATION NO. 1

VI. GLORIA

1. Gloria tibi

Celebrant
Gloria tibi, Gloria tibi,
Gloria!
Glory to You, Glory to You
Glory!

Boys’ Choir
Gloria tibi, Gloria tibi,
Gloria!
Glory to You, Glory to You
Glory!

Celebrant and Boys’ Choir
Gloria Patri,
Gloria Filio,
Et Spiritui Sancto.
Laudamus te,
Adoramus te,
Glorificamus te,
Benedicimus te.
Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And the Holy Spirit.
We praise You,
We adore You,
We glorify You,
We bless You.

Gloria Patri
Gloria Filio
Et Spiritui Sancto.
Gloria!
Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And the Holy Spirit.
Glory

Celebrant
Glory to God in the Highest and Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will!

2. Gloria in excelsis

Choir
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
et in terra pax hominibus
bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te,
Adoramus te,
Benedicimus te.
Glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter
magnam gloriam tuam:
Domine Deus, Rex caelestis.
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite,
Jesu Christe;
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,
Filius Patris;
Qui tollis peccata
mundi,
miserere nobis;
suscipe deprecationem nostram;
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,
miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solis Sanctus,
Tu solus Dominus,
Tu solus Altissimus:
Jesu Christe,
Cum Sancto Spiritu: in gloria
Dei Patris, Amen.
Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace to men of
good will.
We praise Thee,
We adore Thee,
We bless Thee,
We glorify Thee.
We give Thee thanks for Thy
great Glory:
Lord God, heavenly King,
God the Almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, only-begotten
Son;
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of
the Father:
Who takest away the sins of the
world,
have mercy upon us;
Receive our prayer;
Thou who sittest at the right hand
of the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou alone art the Holy One,
Thou alone art Lord,
Thou, Jesus Christ, alone art the
Most High,
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory
of God the Father. Amen.

3. Trope: “Half of the People”

Street Chorus and Band
Amen!
*Half of the people are stoned
And the other half are waiting for the next election.
Half the people are drowned
and the other half are swimming in the wrong direction.

* this quatrain was a Christmas present from Paul Simon. Gratias, L.B.

They call it Glorious Living
They call it Glorious Living
And baby where does that leave you,
You and your kind-

Choir
…miserere nobis, suscipe
deprecationem nostram…

Street Chorus and Band
—you and your youth and your mind?
Nowhere, Nowhere, Nowhere.

Half of the people are stoned
And the other half are waiting for the next election-

4. Trope: “Thank You.”

Soprano Solo
There once were days so bright
And nights when every cricket call seemed right
And I sang Gloria
Then I sang Gratias Deo
I knew a glorious feeling
of thank you and…
Thank you…

The bend of a willow
A friend and a pillow
A lover whose eyes
Could mirror my cries of Gloria…

And now, it’s strange
Somehow, though nothing much has really changed
I miss the Gloria
I don’t sing Gratias Deo
I can’t say quite when it happened
But gone is the…
…thank you…

Street Chorus
Half the people are drowned, and the other half
Are swimming in the wrong direction.

Celebrant
Let us pray.

VII. MEDITATION NO. 2 (orchestra)

VIII. EPISTLE: “The Word of the Lord”

Celebrant
Brothers: This is the gospel I preach; and in its service I have suffered hardships like a criminal; yea, even unto imprisonment; but there is no imprisoning the Word of God…

A Young Man
Dearly Beloved: Do not be surprised if the world hates you. We who love our brothers have crossed over to life, but they who do not love, abide in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer.

Another Young Man
Dear Mom and Dad… Do not feel badly or worry about me. Nothing will make me change. Try to understand: I am now a man.

Celebrant
You can lock up the bold men
Go and lock up your bold men
And hold men in tow,
You can stifle all adventure
For a century or so.
Smother hope before it’s risen
Watch it wizen like a gourd,
But you cannot imprison
The Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, you cannot imprison
The Word of the Lord.

Celebrant
For the Word
For the Word was at the birth of the beginning
It made the heavens and the earth and set them spinning,
And for several million years
It’s withstood all our forums and fine ideas.
It’s been rough
It’s been rough but it appears to be winning!

There are people who doubt it
There are people who doubt it and shout it out loud,
Oh, they bellow and they bluster ‘til they muster up a crowd.
They can fashion a rebuttal that’s as subtle as a sword,
But they’re never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, they’re never gonna scuttle the Word of the Lord!

An Older Man
Dear Brothers: …I think that God has made us apostles the most abject of mankind. We hunger and thirst, we are naked, we are roughly handled, and we have no fixed abode…They curse us and we bless. They persecute us and we suffer it…They treat us as the scum of the earth, the dregs of humanity, to this very day.

A Young Girl
Dear Folks: Jim looked very well on my first visit. With his head clean-shaven, he looked about 19 years old. He says the prison food is very good. For the first few days he’s not allowed any books except his Bible. When I hugged him he smelled so good, a smell of clean plain soap; like a child when you put him to bed.

Celebrant
All you big men of merit,
all you big men of merit
who ferret out flaws,
you rely on our compliance
with your science and your laws.

Find a freedom to demolish
while you polish some award,
but you cannot abolish the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant and Chorus
No, you cannot abolish
the Word of the Lord.

Celebrant
For the Word,
for the Word created mud and got it going
It filled our empty brains with blood and set it flowing
And for thousands of regimes
It’s endured all our follies and fancy schemes.
It’s been tough,
It’s been tough, and yet it seems to be growing!

O you people of power,
O you people of power, your hour is now.
You may plan to rule forever, but you never do somehow.

So we wait in silent treason until reason is restored
and we wait for the season of the Word of the Lord.
We await the season of the Word of the Lord.
We wait…we wait for the Word of the Lord…

IX. GOSPEL-SERMON: “God Said”

Preacher
God said: Let there be light.
And there was light.

Chorus
God said: Let there be night.
And there was night.

Preacher
God said: Let there be day.
And there was day…

Chorus
…day to follow the night.

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was good, brother

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was goddam good.

Preacher
God said: Let there be storms
Storms to bring life…

Chorus
…life in all of its forms,
Forms such as herds…

Preacher
…herds and gaggles and swarms
Swarms that have names…

Chorus
…names and numbers and norms.

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was good, brother

Preacher
And it was good, brother

All
And it was goddam good!

Preacher
God said: Let there be gnats
Let there be sprats…

Chorus
…sprats to gobble the gnats
So that the sprats…

Preacher
…sprats may nourish the rats,
Making them fat…

Chorus
…fat, fine food for the cats.

Preacher
And they grew fat, brother

All
And the grew fat, brother

Preacher
All but the gnats, brother

All
They all grew fearful fat.

Preacher
And God saw it was good

Chorus
God made it be good

Preacher
Created it good

Chorus
Created the gnats…

Preacher
…gnats to nourish the sprats…

Chorus
…sprats to nurture the rats

Preacher
And all for us big fat cats.

All
Us cats!

Chorus
And it was good, and it was good,
And it was good, and it was good.

First Solo
God said it’s good to be poor,
Good men must not be secure;
So if we steal from you,
It’s just to help you stay pure.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Second Solo (antiphonally with Chorus)
God said take charge of my zoo
I made these creatures for you;
So he won’t mind if we
Wipe out a species or two.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Third Solo
God said to spread His commands
To folks in faraway lands;
They may not want us there,
But man it’s out of our hands.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Fourth Solo
God said that sex should repulse
Unless it leads to results;
And so we crowd the world
Full of consenting adults.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Fifth Solo
God said it’s good to be meek
And so we are once a week;
It may not mean a lot
But oh, it’s terribly chic.

All
And it was good!

Chorus
And it was good! (etc.)

Preacher
God made us the boss
God gave us the cross
We turned it into a sword
To spread the Word of the Lord
We use His holy decrees
To do whatever we please

Chorus
Yeah!

Preacher
And it was good!

Chorus
Yeah!

All
And it was good, Yeah!
And it was goddam good!

Preacher
God said: Let there be light.
And there was light.

Chorus
God said: Let there be night.
And there was night.

Preacher
God said: Let there be day.
And there was day…

Chorus
…day to follow the night.

Preacher
And it was good, brother!

Chorus
And it was good, brother!

Preacher
And it was good brother!

All
And it was…

X. CREDO

Celebrant
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord…(etc.)

1. Credo in unum Deum

Chorus and percussion on Quadraphonic tape
Credo in unum Deum,
Patrem omnipotentem,
Factorem caeli et terrae,
Visibilium omnium et
invisibilum.
Et in unum Dominum Jesum
Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum.
Et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero.
Genitum, non factum,
consubstantialem Patri:
Per quem omnia
facta sunt.
Qui propter nos homines et
propter nostram salutem
descendit de caelis.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu
Sancto
Ex Maria Virgine: et homo
factus est.
I believe in one God,
the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible
and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the
only-begotten Son of God.
Born of the Father before all
ages.
God of God, light of light,
true God of true God;
Begotten, not made, of one
essence with the Father:
Through whom all things were made.
Who for us men, and for our
salvation, came down from
heaven.
And was incarnate by the Holy
Spirit
Of the Virgin Mary: and was
made man.

2. Trope: Non Credo

First Solo
Et homo factus est
And was made man…

And you became a man
You, God, chose to become a man
To pay the earth a small social call
I tell you, sir, you never were
A man at all
Why?
You had the choice
when to live
When
To die
And then
Become a god again

Group
And was made man…

Solo
And then a plaster god like you
Has the gall to tell me what to do
To become a man
To show my respect on my knees
Go genuflect, but don’t expect guarantees
Oh
Just play it dumb
Play it blind
But when
I go
Then
Will I become a god again?

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
Yes, probably no

Give me a choice
I never had a choice
Or I would have been a simple tree
A barnacle in a silent sea
Anything but what I must be
A man
A man
A man!

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
You knew what you had to do
You knew why you had to die
You chose to die, and then revive again
You chose, you rose
Alive again
But I
I don’t know why
I should live
If only to die
Well, I’m not gonna buy it!

Group
Possibly yes, probably no…

Solo
I’ll never say credo.
How can anybody say credo?
I want to say cr…

Tape
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
sub Pontio Pilato,
Passus, et sepultus est.
Et resurrexit tertia die,
secundum Scripturas.
Et ascendit in caelum:
Sedet ad dexteram Patris.
Et iterum venturus est
cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos.
He was also crucified for our sake
under Pontius Pilate,
suffered, and was buried.
And the third day He rose again
according to the Scriptures.
And He ascended into heaven:
And is seated at the right hand of
the Father. And He will come again
with glory
to judge the living and the dead.

3. Trope: “Hurry”

Second Solo
You said you’d come again
When?
When things got really rough
So you made us all suffer
While they got a bit rougher
Tougher and tougher
Well, things are tough enough.

So when’s your next appearance on the scene?
I’m ready
Hurry
Went to church for clearance and I’m clean
And steady
Hurry
While I’m waiting I can get my bags packed
Flags flown
Shoes blacked
Wings sewn
On…

Oh don’t you worry –
I could even learn to play the harp
You know it
Show it
Hurry
Hurry and come again.

Tape
Sedet ad dexteram
Patris.
Et iterum venturus est cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos:
Cujus regni non erit finis-
He is seated at the right hand of
the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead:
Whose reign will be without end-

4. Trope: “World Without End”

Street Chorus
Non erit finis…
World without end…

Third Solo
Whispers of living, echoes of warning
Phantoms of laughter on the edges of morning
World without end spins endlessly on
Only the men who lived here are gone
Gone on a permanent vacation
Gone to await the next creation

World without end at the end of the world
Lord, don’t you know it’s the end of the world?
Lord, don’t you care if it all ends today?
Sometimes I’d swear that you planned it this way…

Dark are the cities, dead is the ocean
Silent and sickly are the remnants of motion
World without end turns mindlessly round
Never a sentry, never a sound
No one to prophesy disaster
No one to help it happen faster
No one to expedite the fall
On one to soil the breeze
No one to oil the seas
No one to anything
No one to anything
No one to anything at all…

Tape
Et in spiritum Sanctum, Dominum
et vivificantem:
Qui ex Patre Filio que
procedit.
Qui cum Patre, et Filio simul
adoratur, et conglorificatur:
Qui locutus est per Prophetas.
Et unam sanctam catholicam et
apostolicam Ecclesiam.
Confiteor unum baptisma in
remissionem peccatorum.
Et exspecto resurrectionem
mortuorum,
Et vitam venturi saeculi.
Amen.
I believe also in the Holy Spirit,
Lord and life-giver:
Who proceeds from the Father
and the Son.
Who together with the Father,
and the Son is adored, and glorified:
Who spoke through the prophets.
And I believe in one holy, catholic
and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for
the remission of sins.
And I await the resurrection of
the dead,
And the life in the world to come.
Amen.

First Solo
You chose…You rose…
A man!…A man!…You chose!…You rose!

Second Solo
Hurry and come again…
Bags packed, wings sewn, Hurry!…Hurry!…

Third Solo
World without end, end of the world!
End of the world! Lord, don’t you care?
Lord, don’t you care?

5. Trope: “I Believe in God”

Fourth Solo
Amen! Amen! Amen!

Solo
I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in any god
If any god there be.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

I believe in one God,
But then I believe in three.
I’ll believe in twenty gods
If they’ll believe in me.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

Who created my life?
Made it come to be?
Who accepts this awful
Responsibility?

Is there someone out there?
If there is, then who?

Are you listening to this song
I’m singing just for you?

I believe my singing.
Do you believe it too?
I believe each note I sing
But is it getting through?

I believe in F sharp.
I believe in G.
But does it mean a thing to you
Or should I change my key?

How do you like A-flat?
Do you believe in C? –

Choir
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis –

Solo
Do you believe in anything
That has to do with me?

Street Chorus
I believe in God,
But does God believe in me?
I’ll believe in thirty gods
If they’ll believe in me.
That’s a pact. Shake on that. No taking back.

Solo
I’ll believe in sugar and spice,
I’ll believe in everything nice;
I’ll believe in you and you and you
And who…
Who’ll believe in me?

Celebrant
Let us pray.
LET US PRAY!

XI. MEDITATION NO. 3 (De Profundis, part 1)

Choir
De profundis clamavi ad te,
Domine;
Domine, audi vocem meam!
Fiant aures tuae intentae
Ad vocem obsecrationis meae.
Si delictorum memoriam
servaveris,
Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit?
Sed penes te est peccatorum
venia,
Ut cum reverentia serviatur
tibi.
Spero in Dominum;
Sperat anima mea in verbum eius.
Spero! Sperat!
From the depths I cried to you,
O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears attend
The voice of my supplication.
If you, O Lord, remember only
our iniquities,
Lord, Lord, who can survive it?
But in your hands is the forgiveness
of sins,
That you may be served in
reverence.
I trust in the Lord;
My soul trusts in His word.

Celebrant
Memento, Domine – Remember, O Lord, Thy servants and handmaids…[ad lib. names of cast members]…and all here present, whose faith is known to Thee, and for whom we offer up this sacrifice. We beseech Thee in the fellowship of communion, graciously to accept it and to grant peace to our days.

XII. OFFERTORY (De Profundis, part 2)

Boys’ Choir
Exspectat anima mea Dominum
Magis quam custodes
auroram
Exspectet Israel Dominum,
Quia penes Dominum
Misericordia et copiosa penes
eum redemptio:
Et ipse redimet Israel ex
omnibus iniquitatibus eius.
Gloria Patri.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than they who wait for the
morning-
Let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is compassion
And with Him is plentiful
redemption:
And He will redeem Israel from all
its iniquities.
Glory to the Father.

XIII. THE LORD’S PRAYER

1. Our Father…

Celebrant
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed by Thy name.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

2. Trope: “I Go On”

When the thunder rumbles
Now the Age of Gold is dead
And the dreams we’ve clung to dying to stay young
Have left us parched and old instead…
When my courage crumbles
When I feel confused and frail
When my spirit falters on decaying altars
And my illusions fail,

I go on right then.
I go on again.
I go on to say
I will celebrate another day…
I go on…

If tomorrow tumbles
And everything I love is gone
I will face regret
All my days, and yet
I will still go on… on…
Lauda, Lauda, Laude
Lauda, Laude di da di day…

XIV. SANCTUS

Celebrant
Holy!
Holy!
Holy is the Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!

Boys’ Choir (calling from side to side)
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.

Pleni sunt coeli et terra
Gloria tua.
Heaven and earth are full of
Thy glory.

Osanna, Osanna, Osanna!
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!

Boys’ Choir
Benedictus qui venit in
nomine Domini.
Blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord.

Osanna, Osanna, Osanna in
excelsis!
Osanna in excelsis!
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in
the highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!

Celebrant
Mi… Mi…
Mi alone is only mi.
But mi with sol
Me with soul
Mi sol
Means a song is beginning
Is beginning to grow
Take wing, and rise up singing
From me and my soul.
Kadosh! Kadosh! Kadosh!
Holy! Holy! Holy!

Choir
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’va-ot
M’Lo chol ha-aretz k’vodo
Holy! Holy! Holy!
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth are full
of His glory.

(With Street Chorus)
Singing: Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth
Are full of His glory.

Choir
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’va-ot
M’Lo chol ha-aretz k’vodo
Baruch ha’ba
B’shem Adonai
B’shem Adonai!
Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts.
All the heavens and earth are full
of His glory.
Blessed is he who comes
In the name of the Lord
In the name of the Lord!

All Voices
Sanctus!
Sanctus!
Holy!
Holy!

XV. AGNUS DEI

Male Soloists
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi,
Agnus Dei;
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
mundi
Miserere, miserere nobis!
Miserere, miserere nobis!
Lamb of God,
Lamb of God, who takest
away the sins of the world
Lamb of God;
Lamb of God, who takest
away the sins of the world
Have mercy, have mercy on us!
Have mercy, have mercy on us!

Male and Female Soloists
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
Agnus Dei;
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Miserere, Miserere nobis!
Miserere, Miserere nobis!

All Soloists and Street Chorus
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi;
Dona nobis pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!
Pacem! Pacem!
Give us peace!
Give us peace!
Peace! Peace!

Celebrant (speaking)
Hoc est enim corpus meum!
This is my Body!

Chorus (Men)
Dona…nobis…pacem…

Celebrant (grasping the Chalice)
Hic est enim Calix Sanguinis Mei!
This is the Chalice of My Blood!

Chorus
Dona… nobis… pacem…

Celebrant
Hostiam puram
Pure offering!

Chorus (Women)
Dona nobis pacem-

Celebrant
Hostiam sanctam…
Holy offering…

Chorus (Women)
Dona nobis pacem –

Celebrant
Hostiam immaculatam…
Immaculate offering…

Chorus (Men)
Dona nobis pacem –

Chorus (Women)
Pacem –

Full Chorus
Pacem! Pacem!

Street Chorus plus Choir
Agnus Dei,
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobis pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!
Pacem! Pacem!

Celebrant
LET US PRAY!

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi

Choir (Men)
Miserere nobis.

Celebrant
Non sum dignus, Domine.
I am not worthy, Lord.

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi

Choir (Men)
Miserere nobis!

Celebrant
I am not worthy, Lord.

Choir (Women)
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi!

Choir (Men)
Dona nobis pacem!

Celebrant
Corpus!
Body!

Choir
Pacem!

Celebrant
Calix!
Chalice!

Choir
Pacem! Pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!

Celebrant
PANEM!
BREAD!

Choir
Dona pacem! Pacem!
Dona nobis pacem!

Choir (the music turning imperceptibly into Blues-stanzas)
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis,
Nobis pacem, pacem dona
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis…

Nobis pacem, pacem dona,
Dona nobis, nobis pacem,
Pacem dona, dona nobis,
Nobis pacem, pacem dona,
Dona nobis, nobis pacem.

Tenor Solo (gradually joined by five other male soloists)
We’re not down on our knees,
We’re not praying,
We’re not asking you please,
We’re just saying:
Give us peace now and peace to hold on to
And God give us some reason to want to
Dona nobis, Dona nobis,

Men (and a few Women)
You worked six days and rested on Sunday.
We can tear the whole mess down in one day.
Give us peace now and we don’t mean later.
Don’t forget you were once our creator!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

Men
We’ve got quarrels and qualms and such questions,
Give us answers, not psalms and suggestions.
Give us peace that we don’t keep on breaking,
Give us something or we’ll just start taking!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

All
We’re fed up with your heavenly silence,
And we only get action with violence,
So if we can’t have the world we desire,
Lord, we’ll have to set this one on fire!
Dona nobis, Dona nobis.

XVI. FRACTION: “Things Get Broken”

Celebrant
PA…CEM!
PA…CEM!!
PA…CEM!!!

Celebrant
Look…Isn’t that – odd…
Red wine – isn’t red – at all…
It’s sort of – brown…brown and blue…
I never noticed that.
What are you staring at?
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Look…Isn’t that – odd…
Glass shines – brighter –
When it’s – broken…
I never noticed that.

How easily things get broken.
How easily things get broken.
Glass – and brown wine –
Thick – like blood…
Rich – like honey and blood…

Hey – don’t you find that funny?
I mean, it’s supposed to be blood…
I mean, it is blood…His…
It was…
How easily things get broken…

What are you staring at?
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Come on, come on, admit it,
Confess it was fun –
Wasn’t it?
You know it was exciting
To see what I’ve done.

Come on, you know you loved it.
You’re dying for more.
Wasn’t it smashing
To see it all come crashing
Right down to the floor!

Right!
You were right, little brothers,
You were right all along.
Little brothers and sisters,
It was I who was wrong –
So earnest, so solemn,
As stiff as a column,

“Lauda, Lauda, Laude.”
Little brothers and sisters,
You were right all along!
It’s got to be exciting,
It’s got to be strong.

Come on! Come on and join me,
Come join in the fun:

Shatter and splatter
Pitcher and platter
What do we care?
We won’t be there!
What does it matter?
What does it…
…matter…

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Haven’t you ever seen an accident before?

Listen…Isn’t that – odd…
We can – be – so still…
so still and – numb…
How easily things get quiet.

Quiet… God is very ill…
We must… all be very still…
His voice… has grown so small,
Almost… not there at all…
Don’t you cry…
Lullaby…
Sleep…
Sleep…

Shh…
Shh…
Pray, pray… you sons of men
Don’t let… him die again

Stay, oh stay…
Domine…
Stay…

Why are you waiting?
Just go on without me
Stop waiting
What is there about me
That you’ve been respecting
And what have you all been
Expecting to see?

Take a look, there is nothing
But me under this,
There is nothing you’ll miss!
Put it on, and you’ll see
Any one of you can be
Any one of me!

What?
Are you still waiting?
Still waiting for me,
Me alone,
To sing you into heaven?
Well, you’re on your own.

Come on, say it,
What has happened to
All of your vocal powers?
Sing it, pray it.
Where’s that mumbo and jumbo
I’ve heard for hours?

Praying and pouting,
Braying and shouting litanies,
Chanting epistles,
Bouncing your missals
On your knees…

Go on whining,
Pining, moaning, intoning,
Groaning obscenities!
Why have you stopped praying?
Stopped your Kyrieing?
Where is your crying and complaining?
Where is your lying and profaning?
Where is your agony?
Where is your malady?
Where is your parody
Of God – said –
Let there be and there was
God said:
Let there Beatam Mariam semper Virginem,
Beatam miss the Gloria,

I don’t sing Gratias
Agimus tibi propter magnam
Gloriam tu – am – en…
Amen. Amen.

I’m in a hurry –
And come again.
When?
You said you’d come…

Come love, come lust,
It’s so easy if you just
Don’t care-

Lord, don’t you care…

…if it all ends today…

…profundis clamavi
Clamavi ad te,
Domine, ad Dominum,
Ad Dom…

…A-donai – don’t know –
I don’t no – bis…
Miserere nobis…

Mi-se…mi…
Mi alone is only me…
But mi with so…
Me with s…mi…

Oh, I suddenly feel every step I’ve ever taken,
And my legs are lead
And I suddenly see every hand I’ve ever shaken,
And my arms are dead
I feel every psalm that I’ve ever sung
Turn to wormwood on my tongue.
And I wonder,
Oh, I wonder,
Was I ever really young?

It’s odd how all my body trembles,
Like all this mass
Of glass on the floor.
How fine it would be to rest my head,
And lay me down,
Down in the wine,
Which never was really red.
But sort of – brown…
And let not – another word –
Be spoken…

…Oh…

…How easily things get broken.

XVII. PAX: COMMUNION (“Secret Songs”)

Boy Soprano
Sing God a secret song
Lauda, Laude…
Lauda, Lauda, Laude.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate.
Laude Deum,
Laudate Eum.
Praise, praise …
Praise God,
Praise Him.

Bass Solo
Lauda, Laude,
Lauda, Laude,
Laude Deum,
Laude Eum…

Bass Solo and Boy Soprano
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate…

First Couple
Lauda, Laude…

Lauda, Lauda, Lauda, Laude.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Deum.
Lauda, Lauda, Laudate Eum.
Laude Deum, Laudate Eum.

All
Pax tecum!
Peace be with you!

Boy Soprano and Celebrant
Lauda, etc.

All Voices, Including Stage Instrumentalists
Almighty Father, incline thine ear:
Bless us and all those who have gathered here –
thine angel send us –
Who shall defend us all;
And fill with grace
All who dwell in this place. Amen.

Voice On Tape
The Mass is ended; go in Peace.

PQP

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Compositores estadunidenses

Este é um daqueles CDs comerciais de coletâneas, no caso destinado ao mercado norte-americano, mas nele estão as melhores gravações que possuo do Adágio de Barber, da Abertura de Candide e das peças de Copland em questão.

A Primavera apalache está na versão original, para 13 instrumentos; o Hoe-down teve uma sessão intermediária inteira suprimida (não sei por quê); o pianista na Rapsódia in Blue é o próprio Gershwin, cuja orquestra gravou a posteriori sobre o rolo com o registro do compositor (não ficou legal); e a Dança do sabre consta só pra preencher o tempo do CD.

Ao passar por NY, visite o Café do Rato Preto no Madison Square Garden.

1. Fanfarra para o homem comum – Copland
2. Abertura de Candide – Bernstein
3. Primavera apalache – Copland
4. Hoe-down, de Rodeo – Copland
5. Rapsódia in blue – Gershwin
6. Adágio para cordas – Barber
7. Dança do Sabre, do balé Gayané – Khatchaturian

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – West Side Story Suite, “Lonely Town” from ´On the Town´, “Make our Garden Grow from ´Candide´”, “Serenade after Plato´s Symposium”, “New York, New York” from ´On the Town´

Ganhei este cd de um amigo que sabia o quanto eu gostava de “West Side Story”, e ele me garantiu que Joshua Bell era um grande violinista. Já havia assistido ao filme umas 10 vezes (confesso que hoje já devem ter passado das 20 vezes), tinha a gravação do Bernstein com o Carreras e com a Kiri, conhecia as gravações do Oscar Peterson Trio, e claro, inúmeras versões de suas canções com tantos outros músicos, inclusive uma versão interessantíssima para dois pianos com as irmãs Labeque, que se perdeu nas areias do tempo.

Ou seja, conhecia bem a obra. Mas voltei a me surpreender quando ouvi esta gravação de Joshua Bell. Ele consegue extrair da obra elementos que passam desapercebidos quando ouvimos a trilha sonora, ou simplesmente assistimos ao filme. O som de seu violino é claro, límpido e apaixonado, como deve ser quando se trata da interpretação dessa obra, porque, antes de tudo, trata-se de uma história de amor. Um Romeu & Julieta situado no século XX, em plena Nova York dos anos 60 mais do que nunca atual, nessa nossa época de intransigência, desrespeito e discriminação que vivemos. Costumo dizer que se Bernstein tivesse composto apenas West Side Story já teria cumprido com sua missão terrena. Mas felizmente também resolveu ser um dos maiores regentes do século XX. Que sorte a nossa!

O Cd também trás também arranjos para violino e orquestra de sua ópera “Candide”, e de seu primeiro musical da Broadway, “On the Town”, além de outro grande concerto para violino e orquestra do século XX, “Serenade after Plato´s Symposium”.

Assim define este cd a editora da amazon:

This all-Bernstein disc includes four compositions in addition to the title piece, of which only the “Serenade” was originally written for solo violin and orchestra. John Corigliano made the arrangement of “Make Our Garden Grow,” the famous final song from Candide, and William David Brohn, who had long been close to Bernstein’s music, arranged two songs from On the Town. His West Side Story Suite is a free adaptation rather than an arrangement; he calls it the greatest adventure of his musical life.

However, the real hero of the recording is Joshua Bell, for whom Sony commissioned the Suite; he collaborated closely with Brohn in its creation and contributed one of the two cadenzas. Not surprisingly, its violin part, as well as those of the other arrangements, are written to his strengths, which seem to be growing and expanding all the time. His virtuosity is breathtaking and he revels in it with unbridled exuberance. His tone is ravishingly beautiful, intense, focused, pure; it can generate a warm glow and a radiant shimmer. His facility and silvery sound in the violin’s topmost register have always been particularly striking and are displayed throughout to terrific effect. He handles Bernstein’s multifaceted style, rhythm, and idiom with easy, natural mastery. His love and respect for the music come through in his ability to identify with its swiftly changing moods and in his strongly felt, direct expressiveness. –Edith Eisler

Sem dúvida, um grande cd, de um jovem talento.

Anexei ao arquivo compactado o booklet do cd, bem explicativo, contando os detalhes destas gravações.

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – West Side Story Suite, “Lonely Town” from ´On the Town´, “Make our Garden Grow” from ´Candide´, “Serenade after Plato´s Symposium”, “New York, New York” from ´On the Town´

01 – West Side Story Suite
02 – Lonely Town from On the Town
03 – Make our Garden Grow from Candide
04 – Serenade after Plato´s Symposium – I – Phaedrus Pausanias (Lento-Allegro)
05 – II – Aristophanes (Allegretto)
06 – III – Erymachus (Presto)
07 – IV – Agathon (Adagio)
08 – V – Socrates Alcebiades (Molto tenuto – Allegro molto vivace
09 – New York, New York from On the Town

Joshua Bell – Violino
Philarmonia Orchestra
David Zinman – Conductor

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Leonard Bernstein: Candide, Danças de West Side Story e A Idade da Angústia

1. Candide Overture 04:09

2. West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) 22:37

Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
3. Part I: Prologue 02:44
4. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation I 01:00
5. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation II 01:33
6. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation III 01:27
7. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation IV 00:54
8. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation V 00:53
9. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation VI 01:02
10. Part I: The Seven Ages: Variation VII 01:57
11. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation VIII 01:46
12. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation IX 01:22
13. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation X 00:32
14. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XI 00:54
15. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XII 00:16
16. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XIII 00:47
17. Part I: The Seven Stages: Variation XIV 00:33
18. Part II: The Dirge 06:27
19. Part II: The Masque 04:45
20. Part II: The Epilogue 07:53
Performed by: Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by: James Judd
Jean Louis Steuerman, piano

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