Sunday, April 29, 2012

Madrigal Singers will be performing Madrigals and love songs from the late Renaissance golden age of English Madrigals as well as love ballads from the 20th century. Dylan Kinser and Grayson Sandy will be featured on a duet in "Rest Sweet Nymphs". The theme of the program is music for a celebration, such as a renaissance wedding in old England. John Chernoff will accompany Madrigal Singers on the piano.

MRT will be performing two featured jazz pieces composed by Bobby McFerrin, Sweet in the Mornin' with Claire Bent, soloist and Psalm 23. McFerrin's "23rd Psalm" is composed in quasi chant ballad style with jazz chords influencing the sound. Two "stormy" jazz titles will be performed: "Stormy Monday Blues" and "Stormy Weather". Both songs are standards for jazz singers and these arrangements are most enjoyable to sing and to hear. Our rhythm section includes: John Chernoff, Piano, Charles Welty, Bass, and Dylan Williams, Drums. --Harley Muilenburg

Madrigal Singers: The Program

Rise Up My Love, My Fair One James McCray
Dreams and Imaginations Robert Jones
Greensleeves arr. Bob Chilcott
Rest Sweet Nymphs Francis Pilkington
Come Again Sweet Love John Dowland
  Will Good Ale John Rutter
Sweet Day Ralph Vaughan Williams
Mairi’s Wedding arr. Bob Chilcott

MRT Singers: The Program

Stolen Moments arr. Kirby Shaw
Sweet in the Mornin’ Bobby McFerrin
 Stormy Weather arr. Muilenburg
Voice Dance Greg Jasperse
Stormy Monday Blues Aaron T-Bone Walker
Psalm 23 Bobby McFerrin
O Mary Don’t You Weep arr. Albert McNeil Shawny
The Frim Fram Sauce arr. Paris Rutherford
Boplicity Miles Davis, Arr. Clinton Day

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