2012 Music Selections


  "I will sing and make music for the Lord."

As the psalmist says (Psalm 27:6), we are to use our voices and musical abilities to sing praise to the Lord. NCYC will sing music of Christians from many different places and eras which have been used to sing praise.

The primary focus of the choir is liturgical, and the choir seeks to implement the directive of Vatican Council II that the "treasury of sacred music" be preserved and fostered in the modern liturgy. The 2012 theme is "I will sing and make music for the Lord" (Psalm 27:6) and repertoire will include the following pieces.

Cantate Domino, (Sing to the Lord a New Song) - Gregorian Chant, Psalm 98

Jubilate Deo, omnis terra, (Praise thy God, Jehovah, All ye Nations), Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594); Psalm 100

A Canticle of Creation, Music: Paul Carmona; Text: Based on the Song of the Three Young Men (Daniel 3:57-87)

New Song of Celebration Render, Music: RENDEZ A DIEU (Louis Bourgeois, 1551); Setting by: John Ferguson; Text: Erik Routley, 1974; Based on Psalm 98

Holy God with Angels Singing, Music: RAQUEL (Skinner Chavez-Melo, b. 1944); Text: Delores Dufner, OSB

Three Wings, Music & text: Howard Helvey; inspired by writings and imagery of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179); Octavos generously donated by  Canticle Distributing, 1727 Larkin Williams Road, Fenton, MO 63026-2024, www.morningstarmusic.com

Now Let the Vault of Heaven Resound, Music: LASST UNS ERFREUEN; Arrangement by: G. Winston Cassler; Text: Paul Zeller Strodach (1876-1947)

Jubilate Deo, Music: Nancy Hill Cobb (b. 1951); Text: Traditional Latin text

Sing and Make Music, Music: Collegeville Composers Group; Text: The Grail (England)

Song of Triumph, Music: Dale Grotenhuis (b. 1931); Text: Revelation 15:3-4

When in our Music God is Glorified, Music: ENGELBERG (Charles Villiers Stanford, 1852-1924); Text: Fred Pratt Green

Praise His Holy Name, Music: Keith Hampton (b. 1973); Text: source unknown

Holy God, We Praise They Name, Music: GROSSER GOTT; Setting by: Donald Busarow (d. 2011); Text: source unknown; translated by: Clarence A. Walworth (1820-1900, alt.)