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The Sing For Joy Newsletter: June 2016 / Year C
Bruce Benson Host Photo
by Pastor Bruce Benson, host

“It is pure pleasure to be right there in the 'kitchen' with the music makers.” 

Over a three day weekend just before writing these words, I went to concerts by three choirs whose performances are regularly heard on Sing For Joy. I heard stirring music impeccably performed, and once again found myself unable to explain even to myself the difference I experienced between live performance and an excellent recording. I don’t want to give up either recorded or live music, but neither am I willing to say that one is just like the other. They are different even if I am unable to spell out the difference, but they are not different in ways that make one bad and the other good. The truth is, I do not want to get along without either one.

If you think of music as food for the soul, as many people do, maybe one way to describe the difference between a recording and a live concert is that during the live concert one is right in the kitchen with the cooks. The musical “food” is the same food whether it is served right there in the kitchen or brought to the table in your own home by radio or computer “waiters.” It looks, smells and tastes wonderful either way, but once in a while, at least, it is pure pleasure to be right there in the "kitchen" with the music makers. That’s where I was this past weekend, and now I get to “dish up and serve” the music of those choirs to you.

Musical recordings have made it possible for people who live at great distances from “the kitchen” to share in the same feast as those who are present. This is not a small thing. It is a wonderful thing. Gutenberg opened the door to a similar sharing of poetry, and literature when he developed the printing press. And every public art gallery does something similar for the visual arts. Yet there is still that hard-to-define something about being in an artist’s studio, or hearing the poet read his or her own words.

We at Sing For Joy are grateful that you support our efforts to share great recorded church music with a broad audience; and we understand and share your pleasure in hearing this great music yourself. But we hope that on Sunday mornings, or at weekend or seasonal concerts, you also have the privilege of hearing the great music of the church right from a local “kitchen.” Bon appétit!

Peace be with you,

Bruce Benson Signature
Pastor Bruce Benson

June PROGRAM PLAYLISTS
June 5, 2016

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 10 (Year C)

(1R) 1 Kings 17:17-24
(PS) Psalm 30
(2R) Galatians 1:11-24
(G) Luke 7:11-17

Messiah: Surely He Has Borne Our GriefsGeorge Frideric Handel (1R)
The English Concert Choir / The English Concert, ensemble / Trevor Pinnock
(CD) Messiah / ARCHIV / 423 630-2
© 1988 Archiv, Universal Music Group Worldwide Plaza 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019, USA
www.universalmusicclassics.com

I Will Magnify Thee, O LordJoseph Corfe (PS)
The Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church: Indianapolis, IN / Indianapolis Pro Musica: Indianapolis, IN /
Frank W. Boles

(CD) O Hear Us, Lord / PRO ORGANO / CD 7058
© 1998 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA
www.proorgano.com

HymnCharles Ives / Charles Wesley, lyricist (PS)
The American Boychoir: Princeton, NJ / Vincent Metallo
(CD) American Songfest / ALBEMARLE RECORDS / 1001
© 2002 Albemarle Records, P.O. Box 7468, Princeton, NJ, 08543, USA
www.americanboychoir.org

O Lord, Increase My FaithOrlando Gibbons (G)
The Cathedral Singers: Chicago, IL / Richard Proulx
(CD) Alleluia, Song of Gladness / GIA PUBLICATIONS / GIA CD-299
© 1993 GIA Publications, 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60638, USA
www.giamusic.com

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen African American Spiritual (G)
The Elmer Iseler Singers / Elmer Iseler
(CD) Spirituals / MARQUIS CLASSICS / ERAD 115
© 1985 Marquis Classics, 30 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, M4L 3S3, Canada
www.marquisclassics.com

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (COVERDALE)
Maurice Bevan / Frederick William Faber, lyricist (1R, G)
The Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral: London, United Kingdom / John Scott
(CD) The Music of St. Paul's Cathedral / HYPERION / SPCC2000
© 2000 Hyperion, Hyperion Records Limited, P.O. Box 25, London, SE9 1AX, United Kingdom
www.hyperion-records.co.uk

Glorify the Lord with MeJean Berger (2R)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Handbell Choir, ensemble / Sigrid Johnson
(CD) Out of Darkness, Let Light Shine / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-1840
© 1991 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

Rise, Shine, You People! (WOJTKIEWIECZ)
Dale Wood / Ronald A. Klug, lyricist / Philip Brunelle, arranger (G)
Massed Choirs of St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra / Steven Amundson
(CD) Light of All Creation...Scatter the Darkness / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3213/14
© 2009 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

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June 12, 2016

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 11 (Year C)

(1R) 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
(PS) Psalm 32
(2R) Galatians 2:15-21
(G) Luke 7:36-8:3

God, Be Merciful to Me (ABERYSTWYTH) Joseph Parry (1R, G)
The Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle: Chicago, IL / Douglas S. Williams, accompanist /
J. Michael Thompson

(CD) Music for Lent II: Singing the Order of Initiation of Adults / THE LITURGICAL PRESS / 7921-8
© 1997 The Liturgical Press, P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN, 56321, USA
www.litpress.org

Drop, Drop, Slow TearsOrlando Gibbons / Phineas Fletcher, lyricist / Philip Ledger, arranger (G)
The Choir of King's College / Stephen Cleobury
(CD) Best Loved Hymns / EMI (ANGEL, EMI CLASSICS, EMI RECORDS, LTD) / 7243 5 57026 2 3
© 2001 EMI (Angel, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ltd), 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA
www.emiclassics.com

Noye's Fludde: Lord Jesus, Think on Me, Op. 59 Benjamin Britten / Synesius of Cyrene, lyricist /
Allen William Chatfield, translator
(G)
Salisbury and Chester School's Chorus / The City of London Sinfonia, ensemble / Richard Hickox
(CD) Britten: Noye's Fludde / Serenade / VIRGIN CLASSICS /
© 1990 Virgin Classics, 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA
www.emiclassics.com

Healer of Our Every Ill (HEALER OF OUR EVERY ILL) Marty Haugen / Marty Haugen, lyricist /
Richard Erickson, arranger
(G)
The Holy Trinity Bach Choir: New York, NY / Richard Erickson
(CD) Joining Hearts & Voices / AUGSBURG FORTRESS / 3-308
© 1997 Augsburg Fortress, 100 South Fifth Street Suite 700, Minneapolis, MN, 55402, USA
www.augsburgfortress.org

My Song is Love Unknown Malcolm Archer / Samuel Crossman, lyricist (G)
The Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church: Indianapolis, IN / Dwight Thomas, accompanist / Frank W. Boles
(CD) O Hear Us, Lord / PRO ORGANO / CD 7058
© 1998 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA
www.proorgano.com

Psalm 32George Cooper (PS)
Choir of Lincoln Cathedral / Jeffrey Makinson, accompanist / Colin Walsh
(CD) Choral Evensong from Lincoln Cathedral / PRIORY RECORDS, LTD. / PRCD 605
© 1997 Priory Records, Ltd., 3 Eden Court, Eden Way Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4FY,
United Kingdom

www.priory.org.uk

Children of the Heavenly Father (TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA) Swedish Folk Tune /
Carolina V. Sandell-Berg, lyricist / Robert Scholz, arranger / Ernst W. Olson, translator
(G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Great Hymns of Faith: Volume I / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2294
© 1999 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

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"For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.
"
-Frederick William Faber

June 19, 2016

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 12 (Year C)

(1R) Isaiah 65:1-9
(PS) Psalm 22:19-28
(2R) Galatians 3:23-29
(G) Luke 8:26-39

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (AZMON)Carl. G. Gläser / Charles Wesley, lyricist /
John Ferguson, arranger
(2R, G)
Sing For Joy Hymn Festival Congregation / John Ferguson, organ
(CD) Home, Harvest, & Healing: A Sing For Joy Hymn Festival / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2648
© 2003 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

The Church's One Foundation (AURELIA)Samuel Sebastian Wesley / Richard Marlow, arranger (2R)
The Choir of King's College / Stephen Cleobury
(CD) Holy, Holy, Holy / ARGO / 414 609-2
© 1986 Argo, London, England
www.deccaclassics.com

All Things Bright and Beautiful (ROYAL OAK) English Traditional / Cecil Francis Alexander, lyricist / Michael McCabe, arranger (2R)
The Chancel Choir of Shadyside Presbyterian Church: Pittsburgh, PA / John Walker, accompanist /
John Walker

(CD) A Choral Harvest / PRO ORGANO / CD 7072
© 1995 Pro Organo, P.O. Box 8338, South Bend, IN, 46660-8338, USA
www.proorgano.com

Just as I am (SAFFRON WALDEN) Arthur H. Brown / Charlotte Elliott, lyricist (2R, G)
The Choir of Ely Cathedral / Scott Farrell, accompanist / Paul Trepte
(CD) The Complete New English Hymnal: Volume 3 / PRIORY RECORDS, LTD. / PRCD 703
© 2001 Priory Records, Ltd., 3 Eden Court, Eden Way Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4FY,
United Kingdom

www.priory.org.uk

By Grace and Word and Faith John Behnke / Michael J. Meyer, lyricist (2R)
Kammerchor of Concordia University: Mequon, WI / The Alleluia Ringers, ensemble / Kenneth Kosche
(CD) Now Praise the Lord! / CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MEQUON / ID837
© 1991 Concordia University Mequon, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI, 53092, USA
www.cuw.edu

This Little Light of MineAfrican American Spiritual / Moses Hogan, arranger (G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Coraine Tate, soprano / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3501
© 2013 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

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"Music and light have much in common: neither can be held in the hand, both can fill the heart with awe."
-Pastor Bruce Benson

June 26, 2016

Time After Pentecost — Lectionary 13 (Year C)

(1R) 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
(PS) Psalm 16
(2R) Galatians 5:1, 13-25
(G)   Luke 9:51-62

Open Thou Mine EyesJohn Rutter / Lancelot Andrewes, lyricist (2R)
The Cambridge Singers / John Rutter
(CD) A Portrait of the Cambridge Singers / COLLEGIUM RECORDS / CSCD 500
© 1990 Collegium Records, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37064, USA
www.collegium.co.uk

Four Hymns: God's Son Has Made Me Free (Excerpt), Op. 74, No. 2Edvard Grieg /
Hans A. Brorson, lyricist
(2R)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Kenneth Jennings
(CD) Beautiful Savior / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-1260
© 1991 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA
www.stolafrecords.com

Old American Songs, Set 1: Simple Gifts (SIMPLE GIFTS) Shaker Tune / Shaker Hymn, lyricist /
Aaron Copland, arranger / Irving Fine, arranger
(2R)
The Vancouver Chamber Choir / Linda Lee Thomas, accompanist / Jon Washburn
(CD) Simple Gifts / CBC RECORDS / SMCD5097
© 1991 CBC Records, P.O. Box 500 Station A, Toronto, Ontario, MSW 1E6, Canada
www.cbcshop.ca

Die Frucht des Geistes ist Liebe (The Fruit of the Spirit is Love) Johann Christian Geisler /
Moravian Traditional, lyricist
(2R)
The Boston Baroque Choir: Boston, MA / The Boston Baroque Orchestra, ensemble / Martin Pearlman
(CD) Lost Music of Early America / TELARC / CD-80482
© 1998 Telarc, Concord Music Group, 100 North Crescent Drive, Garden Level, Beverly Hills, CA, 90210, USA
www.telarc.com

Freedom is Coming / Siyahamba South African Traditional / South African Traditional, lyricist /
Anders Nyberg, arranger
(2R)
The American Boychoir: Princeton, NJ / James Litton
(CD) By Request / EMI (ANGEL, EMI CLASSICS, EMI RECORDS, LTD) / 7243 5 55247 2 0
© 1996 EMI (Angel, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ltd), 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA
www.emiclassics.com

Draw Us In the Spirit's Tether (UNION SEMINARY) Harold Friedell / Percy Dearmer, lyricist (2R, G)
St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys: New York, NY / Judith Hancock, accompanist / Gerre Hancock
(CD) Praise the Lord / ARGO / 425 800-2
© 1990 Argo, London, England
www.deccaclassics.com

Be Thou My Vision (SLANE)Irish Traditional / Irish Traditional, lyricist (G)
Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church / Ronald S. Jordan, accompanist / Catherine M. Palmer
(CD) Bless Ye The Lord / MARQUIS CLASSICS / 7 7471-81243-2 6
© 1991 Marquis Classics, 30 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, M4L 3S3, Canada
www.marquisclassics.com

Keep Yo' Hand on that Plow African American Spiritual / Alice Parker, arranger (G)
Musicians of Melodious Accord / Alice Parker
(CD) Spiritual Songs / MUSICAL HERITAGE SOCIETY / MHS 512412K
© 1989 Musical Heritage Society, USA

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