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Program Notes Archive

The New Yorker heralds Clara Longstreth as "one of the more imaginative programmers around" (2009). The programs gathered here represent a small sampling of the many Clara has designed during her tenure.

June 2017 (PDF)
World, I cannot hold thee close enough - Colin Britt
Two Yeats Songs - Ben Moore
  When You Are Old
  When I Was One and Twenty
Father William - Irving Fine
Amazing Grace - Eriks Esenwalds, arr.
Fata Morgana (from A Harvard Triptych) - Dominick Argento
Workin’ for the dawn of peace - Ron Jeffers, arr.
Simple Gifts - Aaron Copland, arr.
O Sapo - Stephen Hatfield, arr.
Me! Come! My Dazzled Face! - Andrew Rindfleisch
When Music Sounds - Ronald Perera
Shakespeare Songs, Book Seven - Matthew Harris
Life is but a dream - Robert Paterson


March 2017 (PDF)
Habe deine Lust an dem Herrn - Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785)
Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohlen - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Kheruvimskaya Pesn’ - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Northern Lights - Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Two Lenten Motets - Antonín Tučapský (1928-2014)
  Tristis est anima mea
  Pater mi
Bogoroditse Devo - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Bleibe, Abend will es werden - Albert Becker (1834-1899)
Mundi Renovatio - György Orbán (b. 1947)
Die Lotosblume - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Rastlose Liebe - Robert Schumann
Der Tambour - Hugo Distler (1908-1942)
Sag mir, Gott - Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
Gram zernagt, mein Herzchen - Bohuslav Martinů
Ave Maria - József Karai (1927-2013)
Ave Maria - Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson (b. 1952)
Cor Mundum - György Orbán
Der Herr ist meine stärke - Gottfried August Homilius


December 2016 (PDF)
Missa O Magnum Mysterium - Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Pueri, concinite - Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
Qué buen año es el del cielo! - Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Sacerdotes Domini - William Byrd (1539-1623)
The Mirthful Heart - Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
Spaseniye sodelal - Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)
Hallelu! - Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
La virgen lava pañales - Traditional Spanish, arr. Parker & Shaw
Brightest and Best - A Southern Harmony, arr. Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970)
O Jesulein Süß - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Mirabile Mysterium - Jacob Handl
Resonet in Laudibus - Jacob Handl
Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Adam lay y-bounden - Howard Skempton (b. 1947)
Christmas Eve - Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
Thou hast turned my laments into dancing - Daniel Pinkham
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
O Magnum Mysterium - Tomás Luis de Victoria


May 2016 (PDF)
Three Choral Works on Poems of Anne Campbell - Thomas Schudel (b. 1937)
Three by Langston - Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)
Choral Suite from A New Earth - Robert Paterson (b. 1970)
Green Music - Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Women's voices New York Premiere Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight - Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
Jabberwocky - Judith Shatin (b. 1949)
Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup - Ronald Perera (b. 1941)
Daybreak in Alabama - Kirke Mechem
Hallelujah - Shawn Kirchner (b. 1970)
This Amazing Day - Mark Kilstofte (b. 1958)


March 2016 (PDF)
Golgotha - Frank Martin


December 2015 (PDF)
Missa Brevis - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Missa Cantorum - Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Missa Brevis in D - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Ave Maris Stella - Lajos Bárdos (1899-1986)
Regina Caeli - Cecilia McDowell (b. 1951)
Bethlehem Down - Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - David Willcocks, arr. (1919-2015)
Our Joyful'st Feast - Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
Fürchte dich nicht - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)


May 2015 (PDF)
Petites Voix - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
She Weeps Over Rahoon - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
French Choruses from The Lark - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Drinking Song (samba) - Matthew Harris (b. 1956)
Nobody - Michael Dellaira (b. 1949)
Six Chansons - Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Dear Theo - Ben Moore (b. 1960)
Four Pastorales - Cecil Effinger (1914-1990)


March 2015 (PDF)
North Country - Ronald Perera (b. 1941)
If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree - Matthew Harris (b. 1956)
Prayers for Wind - Elizabeth Lim (b. 1986)
Sure on This Shining Night - Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
O Love, Be Fed with Apples While You May - Morten Lauridsen
Let Evening Come - Donald Grantham (b. 1947)
A Valediction - Donald Grantham
The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Ben Moore (b. 1960)
Three Choruses from Tess - Matthew Harris
So I’ll Sing with My Voice - Dominick Argento (b. 1927)

December 2014 (PDF)
Jubilate Deo - Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
And the Song Am I - Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
Quatres petites prières de St. François d’Assise - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sing with the Spirit, From The Garment of Praise - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
O Lieber Herre Gott - Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Irish Lullaby for the Christ Child, Gaelic - arr. Steven Sametz (b. 1954)
Nova, nova, ave fit ex Eva - Williametta Spencer (b. 1932)
Seven Joys of Christmas - Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Jubilemus deo salutari nostro - Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)
Christmas Cantata - Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

May 2014 (PDF)
Four Shakespeare Songs - Knud Jeppesen (1892-1974)
Three Shakespeare Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Songs of Ariel - Frank Martin (1890-1974)
O Mistress Mine - Robert Washburn (1928-2013)
Chimes at Midnight - Alaric Jans (b. 1949)
Chantey - Tom Benjamin (b. 1940)
La Mort d'Ophélie (the Death of Ophelia) - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Four Shakespeare Songs - Jaako Mäntyjärví (b. 1963)
O Mistress Mine - György Orbán (b. 1947)

March 2014 (PDF)
We who with songs - Howard Skempton (b. 1947)
Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)
Warum ist das Licht gegeben - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Beati Mortui - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1947)
Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae - Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963)
Musikalische Exequien - Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

December 2013 (PDF)
A.M.D.G. (Ad majorem Dei gloriam) - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
A Shepherd's Carol - Benjamin Britten
A Wealdon Trio (The Song of the Women) - Benjamin Britten
A Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
Psaume 121 - Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Ave Maria - Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
I Wonder as I Wander - arr. John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)
A Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten
Carols and Lullabies (Christmas in the Southwest) - Conrad Susa (1935-2013)

May 2013 (PDF)
The Star in the Pail - Ronald Perera (b. 1941)
Travelers - Alex Weiser (b. 1989)
Tempest - Elizabeth Lim (b. 1986)
Three Plums - Matthew Harris (b. 1956)
A Farewell to Arms - Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
Carols of Death - William Schuman (1910-1992)
Shenandoah - American Folk Song, arr. James Erb
Healing River - Fred Hellerman, arr. Sheena Philips
Fantasy on La Bamba - Matthew Harris

March 2013 (PDF)
Six Hungarian Songs - Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Cantemuss! - Lajos Bárdos (1899-1986)
Fölszállott a páva (The peacock) - Zoltán Kodály (1882-1969)
Le forgeron (The blacksmith) - Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Zauberspruch den Liebsten zu Beschwören - Petr Eben (1929-2007)
Festive (from Where the Wind is Blowing) - Alla Borzova (b. 1961)
Unsere Liebe (Our love) - Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
Four Madrigals on Moravian Folk Songs - Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
Four Songs - Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)

December 2012 (PDF)
Antiphon - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
The God of Glory - Judith Shatin (b.1948)
Ich lasse dich nicht - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Quem pastores laudavere - James Bassi (b.1961)
A Christmas Carol - Sheena Phillips (b.1958)
Patapan! (New York premiere) - trad. French, arr. Sheena Phillips
Mary and Gabriel - Abbie Betinis (b.1980)
Die mit tränen säen - Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Ein Kind ist uns geboren - Heinrich Schütz
Regina Caeli - Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Wach auf - Carl Rütti (b.1949)
Missa Brevis - James MacMillan (b.1959)

May 2012 (PDF)
Lark - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
The Caged Bird - Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)
Die Erste Elegie - Einhjuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
O Süsser Main! (from Op. 93a)- Johannes Brahms (1883-1897)
Fahr Wohl! - Johannes Brahms
Der Falke - Johannes Brahms
The Lark in the Clear Air - Irish traditional, arr. Paul Crabtree (b. 1960)
Shakespeare Songs, Book VI (New York City premiére) - Matthew Harris (br. 1956)
When Daisies Pied
Fear no More
Where the bee Sucks, There Suck I
Skylarks (New York City premiére) - Steven Stucky (b. 1949)
From To a Skylark
Haiku
From Split the Lark
From An Alphabet
From In Flanders Fields
From Hark, hark the Lark

March 2012 (PDF)
Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd (1543-1623)
Civitas Sancti tui - William Byrd
Sing Joyfully - William Byrd
Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes - Tomá Luis de Victoria (c. 1540-1611)
Christus factus est pro nobis - Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Amazing Grace - traditional American, arr. Eriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977)
The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass - Carol Burnett (b. 1949)

December 2011 (PDF)
Cantate Domino - Vytautas Miškinis
Niño de Rosas - Steven Sametz
The Little Match Girl Passion - David Lang
Dormi, Jesu - Abbie Betinis
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
Jesu, meine Freude - Johann Sebastian Bach

May 2011
Dover Beach Revisited - Dominick Argento
Song 1 from Fire Songs - Morten Lauridsen
To Music - Mark Kilstofte
Fern Hill - Fenno Heath
With a Lily in Your Hand - Eric Whitacre

March 2011
Many-Colored Broom - Johannes Somary
Dateless Calendar - Paul Alan Levi (World Premiere & Commissioned by NAS)
Mid-Winter Songs - Morten Lauridsen
Give me the Splendid Silent Sun - Thomas Beveridge
O Joy! - Kitty Brazelton

December 2010 (PDF)
Komm, Jesu, Kom - Johann Sebastian Bach
Amen - John Corigliano
Leise rieselt der Schnee - Clare Maclean
Christmas Rounds - Mark Kilstofte
Ave Maria - Giuseppe Verdi
The Lamb - Fenno Heath
The Babe of Bethlehem - Abbie Betinis
Cantus Missae - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Hodie Christus natus es - Francis Poulenc