Anonymous 4
Grace & Glory

Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Baldwin Auditorium


Renowned for their ethereal vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 have been touring and recording for nearly thirty years. Long celebrated for their performances of medieval music — as well as American folksong, shape note tunes, and gospel — these four fine singers perform with a “signature radiant tone and pure blend of voices” (NPR).

To kick off Duke Performances’ Vocal Ensemble Series and to bid farewell to Durham before disbanding in 2015/16, Anonymous 4 bring their Grace and Glory program to Baldwin Auditorium. The first half of the program, Marie et Marion, showcases 13th-century French music, both sacred and profane, from the Montpellier Codex. After the intermission, the quartet shifts to a set of new arrangements of American folk music and hymns popular in 1865, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War.

Program

GRACE AND GLORY

MARIE ET MARION
Anonymous: Mater Dei Plena/Mater Virgo Pia/EIUS, Mo 66
Anonymous: A la Clarté qui tout/ET ILLUMINARE, Mo 189
Anonymous: Hé mere Diu/La Virge Marie/APTATUR, Mo 146
Anonymous: Marie Assumptio Afficiat/Huius Chori Suscipe/TENOR
Anonymous: De la Gloriouse Fénix
Anonymous: Ave Lux Luminum/Salve Virgo Rubens/TENOR, Mo 56
Anonymous: Ave Maris Stella
Anonymous: Ave Beatissima Civitas/Ave Maria Gratia Plena/AVE MARIS STELLA
Anonymous: Douce Dame par Amour/Quant Voi l’Erbe/CUMQUE
Thiebaut d’Amiens: J’ai un Cuer trop lait
Anonymous: Par une Matinée/Mellis stilla/DOMINO, Mo 40
Anonymous: Or voi je bien/Eximium Decus/VIRGO, Mo 273
Anonymous: Plus Bele que Flor/Quant Revient et Fuelle/L’Autrier Joer/FLOS FILIUS, Mo 21

1865
I’m on my journey home (O Who Will Come and Go With Me)
Jewett (Amazing Grace)
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Wayfaring Stranger
Pleading Saviour (Gently, Lord, O Gently Lead Us)
Merrick (Saviour, Visit Thy plantation)
Ninety-Third Psalm (Grace! ‘Tis a Charming Sound)
New Britain (Amazing Grace)
Blooming Vale (O, Were I Like a Feathered Dove)
Shall We Gather at the River
Parting Friends (Farewell, My Friends)
Angel Band

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