Associazione culturale “Policarpo Bandini”
con il supporto della Società delle Donne dell’Onda
“Mountain Voices” in San Giuseppe
Contrada Capitana dell’Onda, Siena, Italy
Mercoledì 18 luglio 2018
Siamo un gruppo dei cittadini dalle Adirondack Mountains, una zona che fa parte dello Stato di New York, verso la frontiera canadese. La nostra musica porta alla luce la narrativa coraggiosa delle persone che camminavano lungo le gallerie ferroviarie per sfuggire alla vergogna della schiavitù. Per coloro che scappavano e coloro che rischiavano tutto per aiutarli, gli Spirituals hanno creato un spazio psicologico di libertà, per sostenerli in questo difficile cammino.
Selezione di brani tratti dal seguente repertorio:
Now I Walk In Beauty – Navajo prayer set to music by Gregg Smith
Annie Laurie – Scottish Tune attributed to Lady John Scott, 1847
Who Can Sail – Swedish Folk Song, Text: Who can sail with wind, who can row without oars, and Who can leave a parting friend without shedding tears. [Women’s Voices]
Nigra Sum – by Pablo Casals (I Am Black) Decepta ex Canticis – from Song of Solomon [Women’s Voices]
Viva L ‘Amour – text by Stephen Fay, College song (Long Live Love) [Men’s Voices]
Tell My Father – from THE CIVIL WAR: An American Musical – dramatic song that brings the reality of war into personal terms as a young soldier sings of his father and his own mortality. [Men’s Voices]
Ubi Caritas – by Ole Gjeilo, remarkable setting of the familiar Latin text starts in unison and evokes plain chant, and gradually unfolds into beautiful modern harmonies.
Set Me As A Seal – by René Clausen from Song of Solomon 8:6
The Road Home – by Stephen Paulus, Tune: “Prospect” from Southern Harmony 1835, Text about coming home.
Blow the Candles Out – arr. by Gregg Smith, Early American Folk Song
Red Rosey Bush – arr. by Gregg Smith, Appalachian Folk Song
Jerusalem – arr. by Gregg Smith
Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal – arr. by Alice Parker, first appeared in William Hauser’s 1878 shape note book Olive Leaf
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – arr. By William Dawson, is an African-American spiritual dating to before the US Civil War.
Praise His Holy Name – by Keith Hampton, American Spiritual
Scraps of Our Lives – by Glenn McClure
Those Are the Same Stars – words by Sojournor Truth (1797-1883), music by Glenn McClure From Promised Land: Adirondack Folk Opera Sojournor Truth was a former slave in upstate New York who became an extraordinary abolitionist and preacher for civil rights and women’s rights in the 19th century.
O Occhi, Manza Mia – by Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594) – Italian Madrigal (O eyes of my beloved) * Sung in tribute to our Italian hosts