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On the repertoire: Songs of Celebration and Remembrance [Netherlands Tour 2015]

The diversity of our past and present is reflected in the wonderful repertoire of our 2015 Bridging Generations tour.

As they travel through many communities and celebrations, choristers will perform a varied programme of the following pieces:

Songs of freedom and peace

Freedom Trilogy – Paul Halley† Hymn to Freedom – Oscar Peterson†; arr. Louise Rose† Al Shlosha D’varim – Allan Naplan (Sung in Hebrew) Song for Peace – Allister MacGillivray; arr. Diane Loomer† In Flanders Fields – Madeleine Humer†

Classical Works, from Renaissance to Modern

In pace – Orlando di Lasso (Sung in Latin) Exaudi Domine – Giovanni Paolo Cima (Sung in Latin) Snowforms – R. Murray Schafer† (Based on Inuit words) Eatnemen Vuelie – Frode Fjellheim (Sung in Norwegian)

Canadian Folk Music

Skidigate Love Song – Stephen Chatman† (Sung in Haida) Frobisher Bay – James Gordon† Bonny Wood Green – Stephen Hatfield †

Songs from Various Countries

Children Go Where I Send Thee – arr. Caldwell and Ivory Sizohamba – Trad. Swaziland (Sung in Zulu) Cerf Volant – C. Barratier (Sung in French)

Songs of Nostalgia

Swinging on a Star – Van Heusen and Burke White Cliffs of Dover – Kent and Burton

Patriotic Songs of Canada and the Netherlands

Brave Sons of Canada (Sung in Dutch) The Silver Fleet (Sung in Dutch) Dutch National Anthem (Sung in Dutch) O Canada (Sung in English and French) God Save the Queen

†Canadian composer




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