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Glenn Chancel Choir revives, premieres special music
Emory Report | March 7, 2013
The first performance since the 18th century of a musical work, "Psalm 113," will highlight this year's Glenn Chancel Choir spring concert on Sunday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Emory's campus.
Titled, "Fire of Love, Most Perfite," the one-hour concert will also feature the U. S. premiere of a contemporary work, "Hildegard Oratorio: Sounds of Light" by German film composer Enjott Schneider, with texts of the medieval mystic, Hildegard von Bingen.
Professor Wendy Farley of Emory's Department of Religion will provide commentary on von Bingen.
The other choral works with strings, guitar and organ will include an a cappella motet by Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a text by Renaissance English poet John Skelton, "A Prayer to the Father of Heaven."
The Vega String Quartet
"Psalm 113" will be the concluding work. It was written by 18th century Italian composer Giovanni Martini. Via a new edition by Alejandro Garri, this will be the first performance in the world of this work since Martini's time.
Accompanying the choir will be Emory's Quarter in Residence, the Vega String Quartet; Emory Organist Timothy Albrecht; and Luke Enloe, guitar. The choir conductor is Steven Darsey.