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Spring, 2009 Performance

Oak Grove Mennonite Church
Smithville, Ohio
Sunday, April 19, 2009


“Exultate Deo”

Alessandro Scarlatti  (1659-1725)

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Cantata No. 106

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

“Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” (Actus tragicus)

             Instrumental ensemble - Sonatina

             Chorus – “Mighty God”

             Tenor solo – “Lord, teach us to remember”

             Baritone solo – “Make ready thy house!”

             Soprano solo with chorus – “It is the ancient law”

                  and “O come, my Jesu, come”

             Alto solo – “Into Thy keeping”

             Baritone solo with chorus – “For today shalt Thou be

                 with me” and “In Peace and Joy”

             Chorus – “All glory, praise and majesty” and

                “Through Christ the Savior, Amen”


Beth Hofstetter, soprano soloist; Amy Bixler, alto soloist;

Lowell Frantz, tenor soloist; Charles Merkle, baritone soloist

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Hymn of the Cherubim

Sergei Rachmaninoff  (1873-1943)

“Shen khar venakhi”

Traditional song from Georgia

Arrangement courtesy of KITKA

“God is with us”

    (Znamenny Chant)

Alexander Kastalsky (1856-1926)

Lowell Nofziger, guest conductor

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Quartet in d Minor

(from “Tafelmusik”)

Georg Philip Telemann 1681-1767)










Colin Brown, recorder; Susan Shaw, baroque flute; Amy Glick, violin; Rebecca Landell, viola da gamba; Ken Shafer, harpsichord


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Shto mi e milo”

Traditional song from Macedonia

Arr. by Ethel Raim,

courtesy of KITKA

“In the dark forest”

Russian folk song

Arr. by Alexander Sveshnikov

Three Hungarian Songs

Matyas Seiber  (1905-1960)

       The Handsome Butcher


       Apple, apple


       The Old Woman



“I’ll Go Out”

Russian folk song

Arr. by Alexandre Gretchaninoff