|Performance Date||December 3, 2011|
|Performance Time||4:00 & 7:30PM|
|Additional Performances||12/4, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11|
|Location||Colonial Church of Edina; Plymouth Congregational Church; Shepherd of the Valley; Trinity Lutheran Stillwater|
|Performance Title||Welcome Christmas|
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers men; Michael Dayton, English horn
|About The Piece||
World Premiere - Carol Contest Winner; For men's voices and English horn
That Yönge Child celebrates the beauty of the mother-child image in the poem, while gently alluding to the crucifixion implied in the midst of this serene image. The English horn begins with the opening baby’s “cry” that becomes the musical basis of the piece (the leap of a fifth and a sixth). In the middle section, the “hoarse” song of the nightingale is interpreted in a very mystical way to be a reference to the crucifixion (of the “cry” of Christ’s suffering). The music begins to step beyond the tuneful feel of the opening, and the double-sharp (a musical reference to the cross) appears. The men then conclude with the opening lullaby.
Carol Contest Winner
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