Week of 9/11 Concerts at Trinity

Here is the repertoire that Trinity will be performing beginning on Monday September 4th. All of these concerts/masses are free and open to the public. In addition to these concerts, there are many others that are being offered as part of the same week of concerts, but I’ve only listed the ones that Trinity Choir will be participating in. For a full list please go here.

September 4th

9am Eucharist @ Trinity Church

Gabriel Fauré Messe Basse

Pie Jesu from Requiem

10 am Eucharist @ Trinity Church

J.S. Bach BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm

Julian Wachner Ave, dulcissima Maria

8pm Compline @ St. Paul’s Chapel

Improvised Chant

Julian Wachner, Ave, dulcissima Maria

 
 

September 5th

Bach at One @ St. Paul’s Chapel

J.S. Bach BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

                  BWV 227 Jesu, meine Freude

                  BWV 225 Singet dem Herrn

 

September 6th

Bach at One @ St Paul’s Chapel

J.S. Bach BWV 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

                 BWV 228 Fürchte dich nicht

                 BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm

                 BWV 226 Der Geist hilft

September 7

Bach at One @ St. Paul’s Chapel

J.S. Bach BWV 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

                  BWV 227 Jesu, meine Freude

                  BWV 225 Singet dem Herrn

 

September 8

Bach at One @ St Paul’s Chapel

J.S. Bach BWV 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

                 BWV 228 Fürchte dich nicht

                 BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm

                 BWV 226 Der Geist hilft

September 9

Trinity Choir 6pm @ St. Paul’s Chapel

György Ligeti Lux aeterna

Herbert Howels Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

Robert Kyr Selections from Songs of the Soul

Martin Amlin Time’s Caravan

Julian Wachner Four Scenes from the Rubaiyat

 

8:30 pm @ Trinity Church

Gabriel Fauré Requiem

Randall Thompson Last Words of David

Spiritual Soon ag Will Be Done

Lukas Foss Psalm 23

Anthony Furnivall Amazing Grace

Marjorie Merryman Windhover Fantasy

Johannes Brahms  Mvts V, VI, VII from Ein Deutche Requiem

Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms

J.S. Bach Dona nobis pacesm from BWV 232 Mass in B minor

 

September 10

Bach at One @ St Paul’s Chapel

J.S. Bach BWV 34 O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

Martin Amlin Time’s Caravan

 

September 11

9am Eucharist @ Trinity Church

Roxanna Panufnik Westminster Mass

Virgil Thomson My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

Herbert Howells Coventry Antiphon

 

11:15 Eucharist @ Trinity Church

Herbert Howells Coventry Antiphon

John Tavener Sing for Athene

Antony Furnivall Amazing Grace

 

8pm Compline @ St. Paul’s Chapel

Improvised Chant

Carlyle Sharpe Peace

György Ligeti Lux aeterna

 

September 12

Bach at One @ St. Paul’s Chapel

 

J.S. Bach BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild

                  BWV 192 Nun danket ist alle Gott

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Upcoming Season Highlights and Major Announcement!

 

October 12th

Brooklyn Philharmonic
World Financial Center
7pm FREE
 

WNYC will host this special free concert featuring music by David T. Little, Corey Dargel, Mos Def, Derek Bermel, Lev Zhurbin and Frederik Rzewski.  I’ll be singing an excerpt of David T. Little’s “Winter Scene” a special collaboration between Little and librettist extraordinaire Royce Vavrek and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The full production of this new commissioned piece will be March 24th and 25th. More information on that concert which will also feature works of Sarah K. Snider, Sufjan Stevens, and Bethoven’s 3rd! can be found here.

 

October 14th

American Composers Orchestra
SONiC Festival
Zankel Hall
7:30 pm
 

 

Alex Temple has written a wonderful piece for ACO and myself with electronics. It is entitled “Liebeslied” and here are some of Alex’s notes to me on the piece:

In this piece, I’m trying to do two things at once:  first of all, to expose the hidden similarities between 1940s/50s jazz/pop/crooner ballads and 19th-century German orchestral lieder, and secondly and more importantly, to expose the secret creepiness of those mid-20th-century ballads.  Specifically, I’ve noticed that the metaphors that these songs use for love are often very surreal, and sometimes even disturbing if taken literally.  You’ve got people who can’t see anyone but their lover (“I Only Have Eyes For You”), people who can’t perceive the outside world until they meet their lover (“Till There Was You”), people living out an endlessly cyclical dream-fantasy à la Last Year at Marienbad (“Some Enchanted Evening”), mysterious music floating in the night (“Skylark”), and so on…..In each world, the music becomes more abstract and further removed from the exaggerated pop-ballad style that the piece opens with.  There’s more and more reverb on your voice, and in the last section, the reverb trail is actually pitch-shifted up and down, like a very, very slow vibrato.

Here is some additional info on the other pieces for the opening concert at Zankel 10/14

Orchestra Underground: 21st Firsts
George Manahan, music director & conductor
Kenji Bunch, amplified viola
Mellissa Hughes, soprano & electronics
Daniel Iglesia, videographer

Kenji BunchThe Devil’s Box (World Premiere, Mary Rodgers Guettel/Meet The Composer commission)
Christopher Stark…and start west (World Premiere, ACO/Underwood commission)
Alex TempleLiebeslied with voice, electronics & orchestra (World Premiere, ACO commission)
Andreia Pinto-CorreiaElegia a Al-Mu’tamid (World Premiere, ACO/Patricia Wylde commission)
Wang LuFlowing Water Study II for Orchestra & Video (World Premiere, ACO/Jerome Foundation commission)

An all world premiere program featuring Orchestra Underground, ACO’s smaller, flexible, entrepreneurial orchestra that embraces electronics, multimedia, unusual instruments, new collaborations and new influences.

Big News!

 

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that I’m working this season with Emily Motherwell from OtherArts. Emily represents many other up and coming composers in my field, and has a special talent and affection for working with musicians in the new music community. She’s in largely unchartered territory and is already taking the city by storm!

Be sure to check back soon as I hope to have a post on the very special 9/11 remembrance concerts I will be taking part in, as well as a full listing of my concerts this season.