A Music Director’s Stream Of Consciousness
For our Spring 2018 concert set, here are some more thoughts on how I put the set together:
I was thinking of the German “chorallied” tradition, especially the songs that have Spring and garden and nature references.
That led me to the Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. I was already programming the Michael Roberts pieces which have direct seasonal messages.
And the Roberts pieces made me think of Felix Mendelssohn.
The Pärt and the Barber both have Nature connections, with the Pärt being particularly related to Easter/Passover.
The Composer Call gave me 3 pieces, one, the Tran, fairly substantial.
The Spanish/Brazilian language of two of those pieces let me program the Cuban piece for women, Sin Palabras.
And having a women’s piece let me add the Kodaly piece for men, which was suggested by a member.
The Durufle and the Pärt provided liturgical anchor pieces for the program.
Lynne Morrow, Music Director