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Nature: Earth, Air, Fire, Water


Listers,

Many thanks to all who contributed so many good ideas to our Four Elements
repertoire request.

Titles: Spring Song - Naomi Stephan
Missa Gaia (2nd Mov't. Kryie) -Libby Larsen
The Snow - Elgar
O Beautiful Gaia : Love Songs to Earth - Carolyn McDade
The Prayer of the Earth - Robert Ross
Recycle - Kirby Shaw
Earth Songs - David Brunner
If There Were Nothing Else - Peter Eben
Earth Song- Christopher Marshall
Blue Eye of God - Nancy Telfer
This We Know - Ron Jeffers
Wind Song - Richard Kidd
A Rainy Day - Greg Bartholomew
A Pleasant Landscape - Wayland Rogers
Fire - Mary Goetz
The Garbage Rag - Linda Ericksen
Chasing the Northern Lights - Nancy Telfer
Hiver - Mathieu Baribeau
Earthsongs - Perera
A Child Said - James McCray

The Kind Contributors:
Naomi Stephan, Karen Cooksey, Joan Tinkess, Robert Ross, Roxanne,
David Brunner, Judith Cook, Christopher Marshall, Ann Foster, Deanna
Joseph,
Susan Bohlin, Greg Bartholomew, Wayland Rogers, Cecil Shoemaker, Linda
Ericksen, Carol Hague, Scott Gillam, Joy Hirokawa.

With warmest thanks and kind regards,
Mary Legge
Penthelia Singers
m.legge(a)rogers.com
Dear choral musicians,

I am considering a choral program on the theme Four Elements--Earth, Air,
Fire and Water for this coming season. I'm aware of the August 2005 posting by
Mary Legge on this topic, but I'm wondering if there are others who may wish to
contribute ideas. I will be glad to post a compilation if interest warrants. I
have pasted Legge's compilation below to avoid duplication of her efforts.

Sincerely,
Ralph Hughes
Sacramento Master Singers
REHchoir(a)aol.com

Mary Legge wrote:
Many thanks to all who contributed so many good ideas to our Four Elements
repertoire request.

Titles: Spring Song - Naomi Stephan
Missa Gaia (2nd Mov't. Kryie) -Libby Larsen
The Snow - Elgar
O Beautiful Gaia : Love Songs to Earth - Carolyn McDade
The Prayer of the Earth - Robert Ross
Recycle - Kirby Shaw
Earth Songs - David Brunner
If There Were Nothing Else - Peter Eben
Earth Song- Christopher Marshall
Blue Eye of God - Nancy Telfer
This We Know - Ron Jeffers
Wind Song - Richard Kidd
A Rainy Day - Greg Bartholomew
A Pleasant Landscape - Wayland Rogers
Fire - Mary Goetz
The Garbage Rag - Linda Ericksen
Chasing the Northern Lights - Nancy Telfer
Hiver - Mathieu Baribeau
Earthsongs - Perera
A Child Said - James McCray

The Kind Contributors:
Naomi Stephan, Karen Cooksey, Joan Tinkess, Robert Ross, Roxanne,
David Brunner, Judith Cook, Christopher Marshall, Ann Foster, Deanna
Joseph,
Susan Bohlin, Greg Bartholomew, Wayland Rogers, Cecil Shoemaker, Linda
Ericksen, Carol Hague, Scott Gillam, Joy Hirokawa.

With warmest thanks and kind regards,
Mary Legge
(End of her compilation)





on May 7, 2006 10:00pm
Dear Mary Legge , I like very much the title for an concert: "four elements" Where can I find all this compositions of your list ? Of how can I contakt colliges to ask them for musik ?

I have a youth choir in the Nederland . I am working whith a Kod
on March 15, 2008 10:00pm
Fir,fire, thomas Morley
Der Feuerreiter Hugo Distler
Fuoco di gioia Verdi
on August 9, 2010 6:01pm
"The Canticle of the Sun" by H.H.A. Beach is set to text by St. Francis of Assisi, the text of which includes:
 

Be praised, my Lord...through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him....through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful...through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance...through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure...through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night...through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs...through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial...through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape...