Welcome! We’re delighted you’ll be participating in the Sing Out, Davies! choral workshop on December 1, 2013, led by San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin.
Everything you need to know about the workshop is on this page. If you have questions, please contact Lolly Lewis, Community of Music Makers Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 503-5344.
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AVE maris stella
O come, all ye faithful
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Performed by Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.
Ave maris stella
From A Scandinavian Christmas, performed by Choral Arts Northwest, Richard Sparks, director; courtesy of Naxos of America.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
From Christmas at Trinity, performed by The Choir of Trinity Church, Owen Burdick, director; courtesy of Naxos of America.
TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS
Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Ave, maris stella
Ave, maris stella,
Dei mater alma,
atque semper virgo,
felix cœli porta.
Solve vincla reis,
profer lumen cæcis,
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce.
Vitam præsta puram,
iter para tutum,
ut videntes Jesum
Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
tribus honor unus. Amen.
Hail, star of the sea,
Nurturing Mother of God,
And ever Virgin
Happy gate of Heaven.
Loosen the chains of the guilty,
Send forth light to the blind,
Our evil do thou dispel,
Entreat (for us) all good things.
Bestow a pure life,
Prepare a safe way:
That seeing Jesus,
We may ever rejoice.
Praise be to God the Father,
To the Most High Christ (be) glory,
To the Holy Spirit
(Be) honour, to the Three equally. Amen.
Ave maris stella pronunciation guide
Beethoven: Mass in C
Recordings: Riccardo Chailly leading the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, and the Ernst Senff Chamber Choir with Susan Dunn (soprano), Margarita Zimmermann (mezzo-soprano), Bruno Beccaria (tenor), Tom Krause (baritone) (London/Decca Double Decker) |
John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and soloists Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Catherine Robbin (mezzo-soprano), William Kendall (tenor), and Alastair Miles (bass) (Arkiv)
Reading: Beethoven, by Maynard Solomon (Schirmer Books) | Beethoven: The Music and the Life, by Lewis Lockwood (W.W. Norton) | The Beethoven Compendium: A Guide to Beethoven’s Life and Music, edited by Barry Cooper (Thames and Hudson) | Beethoven: His Life, Work, and World, by H.C. Robbins Landon (Thames and Hudson; reprinted by Collier Books)
DVD: Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony explore the composer and his world in Beethoven and the Eroica, part of our Keeping Score series (SFS Media). Also available at keepingscore.org.
Grieg: Ave maris stella
Recordings: Danish National Radio Choir and Jesper Grove Jørgensen (Chandos) | The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers on the album A Mother's Love—Music for Mary (Decca/Universal Classics & Jazz)
Reading: Grieg, by John Horton (J.M. Dent, The Master Musicians) | Grieg, by Brian Schlotel (BBC Music Guides) | Edvard Grieg: Letters to Colleagues and Friends, edited by Finn Benestad, and translated by William H. Halverston (Peer Gynt Press)
Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Vance George conducting the San Francisco Symphony Chorus on Christmas by the Bay (Delos)* | David Willcocks leading the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (Decca)
* This CD is availalble for purchase at The Symphony Store