Produced by the Department of Media Relations & Publications
 

"Spring 2008 Concert" Compilation

November 4, 2008

1 Hour 7 Minutes 12 Seconds

22 Tracks

Introduction (00:48)

Introduction by the Music Department (00:28)

Elijah: Introduction (Bass Recitative) (01:00)

Elijah: Help Lord! (Chorus) (04:46)

Elijah: Ye People, Rend Your Hearts (Tenor Recitative) (01:09)

Elijah: If With All Your Hearts (Tenor Aria) (02:51)

Elijah: Yet Doth the Lord (Chorus) (04:47)

Elijah: Draw Near all Ye People (Bass Aria) (03:09)

Elijah: Cast thy Burden on the Lord (Chorale) (01:48)

Elijah: Thanks Be to God (Chorus) (4:15)

Elijah: Be Not Afraid (Chorus) (4:53)

Elijah: Lift Thine Eyes (Women's Choir) (2:26)

Elijah: He, Watching Over Israel (Chorus) (3:57)

Elijah: Behold, God the Lord (Chorus) (4:26)

Elijah: For The Mountains Shall Depart (Bass Arioso) (2:09)

Elijah: Then Did Elijah (Chorus) (2:44)

Elijah: And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth (Chorus) (3:47)

Introduction to the Slavonic Dance in C minor, Opus 46 No. 7 (0:22)

Slavonic Dance in C minor, Opus 46 No. 7 (4:03)

Introduction to the "Polovetsian Dances" from Prince Igor (0:26)

"Polovetsian Dances" from Prince Igor (12:45)

Conclusion (00:12)

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Music Note

"Music Department Chorus Concert" features a collection of excerpts from the Spring 2008 performance of the Lehman College and Community Chorus, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Borodin.

Transcript

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LYDIA DIAZ:

This is Lydia Diaz, a Mass Communications Major at Lehman College. In this segment, we enjoy selections from the Spring 2008 Concert of the Lehman College and Community Chorus.

The Lehman Chorus includes over 160 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and neighbors from surrounding communities. They are accompanied by the Lehman Symphony Orchestra.

Conducting the chorus is Dr. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia. An accomplished pianist and flutist, she has performed with the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras and is a cofounder of the Con Brio Ensemble.

Providing the introduction to each piece is Karl Watson, a musician and member of the Lehman College music staff.

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KARL WATSON:

These selections were performed by the Lehman College and Community Chorus and Orchestra at its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4, 2008 in the Lehman Concert Hall.

The oratorio, Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, was first performed in England at the Birmingham Choral Festival in 1846 with Mendelssohn conducting.

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: INTRODUCTION]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: HELP LORD!]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: YE PEOPLE, REND YOUR HEARTS]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: IF WITH ALL YOUR HEARTS]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: YET DOTH THE LORD]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: DRAW NEAR ALL YE PEOPLE]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: CAST THY BURDEN ON THE LORD]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: THANKS BE TO GOD]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: BE NOT AFRAID]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: LIFT THINE EYES]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: HE, WATCHING OVER ISRAEL]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: BEHOLD, GOD THE LORD]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: FOR THE MOUNTAINS SHALL DEPART]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: THEN DID ELIJAH]

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[MUSIC: ELIJAH: AND THEN SHALL YOUR LIGHT BREAK FORTH]

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KARL WATSON:

The Czech composer Antonin Dvorak originally wrote his Slavonic Dances for piano, four hands, before arranging them for orchestra. The Lehman College and Community Orchestra performs Slavonic Dance in C minor opus 46 no. 7.

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[MUSIC: SLAVONIC DANCE IN C MINOR, OPUS 46 NO. 7]

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KARL WATSON:

Russian composer Alexander Borodin's Polovetsian Dances comes from the opera Prince Igor, which depicts the Polovetsians, a Tartar tribe from central Asia capturing the Russian king and his son. The opening melody was later popularized in the Broadway musical Kismet as the song Stranger in Paradise.

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[MUSIC: "POLOVETSIAN DANCES" FROM PRINCE IGOR]

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LYDIA DIAZ:

Visit us at www.lehman.edu. This is a production of the Lehman College Media Relations Office.

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