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2016 | Schwartz Center
Crossroads
1. Fare Thee Well, Love
Jimmy Rankin, arr. James Mulholland
2. There will Come Soft Rains
Ivo Antog nini
3. Remember Me
Bob Chilcott
4. When Memory Fades
arr. Eric Nelson
5. Earth Song
Frank Ticheli
6. Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo
7. The Beatitudes
Craig Phillips
8. Abendlied
Josef Rheinberger
9. For the Beauty of the Earth
John Rutter
10. Down in the River to Pray
aarr. Jefferson Johnson, adapted by Eric Nelson
11. Turn the World Around
Belafonte/Freedman, arr. Robert DeCormier
12. Unclouded Day
arr. Shawn Kirchner
13. Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
arr. Alice Parker

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Crossroads

Eric Nelson, conductor

Track 1
Fare Thee Well Love
Jimmy Rankin / arr. James Q. Mulholland

Fare Thee Well Love
Jimmy Rankin (1989),
Arranged by James Q. Mulholland
Copyright © 2011, 2013 Colla Voce Music, LLC

Fare thee well love, Fare thee well love
Far away, you must go
Take my heart love, Take my heart love
Will we never meet, again no more

Far away love, You must go love
O’er the mountains and country wide
Take my heart love, Take my heart love
No one knows, the tears I’ve cried

Oh come ye back love, Oh come ye back love
The sun and moon refuse to shine

Since you have gone away,
This lonely heart has had no peace of mind

O love my time I’ll bide
‘Till you are by my side

Fare thee well love, Fare thee well love
Far away, you must go
Take my heart love, Take my heart love
Will we never meet, again no more

Fare thee well.

Track 2
There Will Come Soft Rains
Ivo Antognini

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war,
Not one will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
– Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

Track 3
Remember Me
Bob Chilcott

“Remember Me” by Bob Chilcott
© Oxford University Press 2012
Licensed by CopyCat Music Licensing, LLC
obo Oxford University Press
All Rights Reserved.

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. (Remember me.)

Remember me when no more day by day,
You tell me of our future that you planned;
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray. (Remember me.)

Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve;
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
-based on Christina Rossetti’s “Remember”

Track 4
When Memory Fades
arr. Eric Nelson

When mem’ry fades and recognition falters,
when eyes of love grow dim, and minds, confused,
speak to our souls of love that never alters;
speak to our hearts by pain and fear abused.
O God of life and healing peace, empow’r us
with patient courage, by your grace infused.

As frailness grows, and youthful strengths diminish
in weary arms, which worked their earnest fill,
your aging servants labor now to finish
their earthly tasks, as fits your myst’ry’s will.
We grieve their waning, yet rejoice believing
your arms, unwearied, shall uphold us still.

Within your Spirit, goodness lives unfading.
The past and future mingle into one.
All joys remain, unshadowed light pervading.
No valued deed will ever be undone.
Your mind enfolds all finite acts and off’rings.
Held in your heart, our deathless life is won!

Track 5
Earth Song
Frank Ticheli

Sing, Be, Live, See…

This dark stormy hour,
The wind, it stirs.
The scorched earth cries out in vain.

O war and power,
You blind and blur.
The torn heart cries out in pain.

But music and singing
Have been my refuge,
And music and singing
Shall be my light.

A light of song
Shining strong: Alleluia!
Through darkness, pain and strife, I’ll
Sing, Be, Live, See…

Peace.

Track 6
Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Where charity and love are, God is there.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. The love of Christ has gathered us together.
Exsultemus et in ipso jucumdemur. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum. Let us revere and love the living God.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. And from a sincere heart let us love one another.
Amen. Amen.

Blessed are the Peacemakers.
~ Matthew 5:9

Track 7
The Beatitudes
Craig Phillips

The Beatitudes
Music: Craig Phillips
©2008 Selah Publishing Co, Inc.
www.selahpub.com
All rights reserved.
Used by permission.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you,
and utter all manner of evil against you falsly for my sake.
Rejoice, rejoice and be glad,
for great is your reward in heaven.
Alleluia.

Track 8
Abendlied
Josef Rheinberger

Bleib bei uns, Stay with us,
denn es will Abend werden, for evening shadows darken,
und der Tag hat sich geneiget. and the day will soon be over.
Track 9
For the Beauty of the Earth
John Rutter

For the beauty of the earth; for the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our joyful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale and tree and flower, Sun and moon and stars of light:
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our joyful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love; brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends of earth, and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild:
Lord of all to thee we raise this our joyful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine to our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine, flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n:
Lord of all to thee we raise this our joyful hymn of praise.
– Words by F. S. Pierpoint (1835-1917)

Track 10
Down in the River to Pray
arr. Jefferson Johnson / adapted by Eric Nelson

Traditional Folk Hymn

Elyse Christensen, soprano; Rachel Laney, mezzo-soprano

As I went down in the river to pray,
Studyin’ about that good ol’ way,
And who shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way.

O, sisters (brothers, mothers, fathers, sinners) let’s go down,
Let’s go down, c’mon down,
O, sisters (brothers, mothers, fathers, sinners) let’s go down,
Down to the river to pray.

Track 11
Turn the World Around
Harry Belafonte / arr. Robert DeCormier
adapted by Eric Nelson

Donald Milton III, baritone; Nick Almand, Jeffrey Clanton, Anthony Knuppel,
and Charley Snell, percussion

We come from the fire, Living in the fire,
Go back to the fire, Turn the world around.

We come from the water, Living in the water,
Go back to the water, Turn the world around.

We come from the mountain, Living on the mountain,
go back to the mountain, Turn the world around

Refrain:
Woh hoh, so is life.
Do you know who I am?
Do I know who you are?
See we one another clearly?
Do you know who I am?

Water make the river, River wash the mountain,
Fire make the sunlight, Turn the world around.

Heart is of the river, Body is the mountain,
Spirit is the sunlight, Turn the world around.

We are of the spirit, Truly of the spirit,
Only can the spirit Turn the world around.

Refrain.

Track 12
Unclouded Day (from Heavenly Home)
arr.  Shawn Kirchner

O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
They tell me of a home far away,
And they tell me of a home
Where no storm clouds rise:
O they tell me of an unclouded day.

Refrain: O the land of cloudless days,
O the land of an unclouded sky,
O they tell me of a home
Where no storm clouds rise:
O they tell me of an unclouded day.

O they tell me of a home
Where my friends have gone,
They tell me of a land far away,
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day. (Refrain)

O they tell me of a King in His beauty there,
They tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on a throne
That is bright as the sun
In the city that is made of gold! (Refrain)

Track 13
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
arr. Alice Parker

Traditional Hymn

Laura Leigh Beall, soprano

Hark, I hear the harps eternal
Ringing on the farther shore,
As I near those swollen waters,
With their deep and solemn roar.

Refrain: Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the Lamb,
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I am.

And my soul though stained with sorrow,
Fading as the light of day,
Passes swiftly o’er those waters
To the city far away. (Refrain)

Souls have crossed before me, saintly.
To that land of perfect rest;
And I hear them singing faintly
In the mansions of the blest. (Refrain)