Rose Songs

Rose Songs Poster

Friday,  May 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM – Gordon Chapel, Old South Church

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM – Gordon Chapel, Old South Church

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Flowers are the theme of our spring concert, with special emphasis on the beautiful rose. With music
by Rutter, Elgar, and Lauridsen and featuring the Five Flower Songs, Op. 47 by Benjamin Britten, in
celebration of 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.


I A garland of flowers

Benjamin Britten: Five flower songs Op. 47
   To Daffodils
   The Succession of the Four Sweet Months
   Marsh Flowers
   The Evening Primrose
   Ballad of Green Broom

II Flower madrigals

William Byrd: Crowned with flowers
John Wilbye: Flora gave me fairest flowers
Robert Pearsall: Lay a garland

III Sweet music

Edward Elgar: There is sweet music

IV Miracles

Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles | Léon

V The religious flower

John Rutter: There is a flower
Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the apple tree
Jan Sandstrom: There is no rose

VI Rose songs

Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): from Chansons des roses
   En une seule fleur
   La rose complète