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Dona Nobis Pacem

April 30th, 2022

8pm, Kresge Auditorium

Dr. William Cutter, conductor

Yukiko Oba, assistant conductor and pianist

"After thirty years of programming, it was extremely difficult to choose music that would seem fitting for the occasion of my retirement from M.I.T. To narrow the enormous list of my “favorite things”, I decided to focus on themes that are universal and that are also of personal importance to me. The result was music and texts that spotlight themes of celebration, the importance of education, the scourge of war, and finally, the challenge of being true to your own vision."

Full concert program (pdf to come) (mp3) (livestream)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gloria, from Mass in F major, BWV 233 (mp3)

Benjamin Britten: Cantata Academica, "Carmen Basiliense", Op. 62 (mp3)
  1. Jodie-Marie Fernandes, soprano
  2. Annie Lee, mezzo-soprano
  3. Srinivasan Raghuraman, tenor
  4. Henry Hu, baritone
  1. Pars I
  2. I. Corale (mp3)
  3. II. Alla Rovescio (mp3)
  4. III. Recitativo (tenor) (mp3)
  5. IV. Arioso (bass) (mp3)
  6. V. Duettino (soprano and alto) (mp3)
  7. VI. Recitativo (tenor) (mp3)
  8. VII. Scherzo (mp3)
  9. Pars II
  10. VIII. Tema seriale con fuga (mp3)
  11. IX. Soli e duetto (alto and bass) (mp3)
  12. X. Arioso con canto popolare (soprano) (segue - combined mp3) (mp3)
  13. XI. Recitativo (tenor) (mp3)
  14. XII. Canone ed ostinato (mp3)
  15. XIII. Corale con canto (attacca subito - combined mp3) (mp3)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem (mp3)
  1. Jodie-Marie Fernandes, soprano
  2. Henry Hu, baritone
  1. I. Dona nobis pacem (mp3)
  2. II. Beat! Beat! Drums! (mp3)
  3. III. Reconciliation (mp3)
  4. IV. Dirge For Two Veterans (mp3)
  5. V. The angel of death (mp3)
  6. VI. O man, greatly beloved (mp3)
William Cutter: A blessed unrest (mp3)

Post-concert ceremony (mp3)
  1. Speech, video, and gifts for Dr. William Cutter (speech by Srinivasan Raghuraman) (abridged mp3)
  2. Randall Thompson, Alleluia (choir joined by alumni) (conducted by Srinivasan Raghuraman) (mp3)

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