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Gypsies & Sailors

Location: Ohio, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
The Magpie Consort presents Gypsies & Sailors, a program of songs about travel, exploration, pilgrimage, exile, escape, and the journey of life itself, in three Columbus venues, May 14, 15 and 16, 2010.  
 
SETTING OUT
Stella splendens in mons – medieval Spanish pilgrim song  

Polorum regina  - medieval Spanish pilgrim song  

OPEN HORIZONS

Gøta – Peder Karlsson (The Real Group)  

Emerald Green Grass – trad. Chinese arr. Rollo Fisher

Walking on the Moon – Sting arr. Philip Lawson

Dream Songs (three ritual songs of the Wintu people) – Sheena Phillips

-       You and I shall go

-       Minnow and Flowers

-       Sleep

 

SAILOR SONGS

We be three poor mariners – Thomas Ravenscroft (male voices)  

Shawneetown  - trad. Ohio canal song arr. Sheena Phillips

Heave Away – trad. arr. Stephen Hatfield         

Intermission

 

Geographical Fugue – Ernst Toch

GYPSY SONGS

Selections from Zigeunerlieder – Johannes Brahms Op. 103

FLIGHT & EXILE

Al Naharot Bavel (Psalm 137) – Salamone Rossi (1570 – 1630)    

By the Waters of Babylon – trad. arr. Sheena Phillips

La Golondrina (The Swallow) – Mexican American arr. Joel Jacklich

Oh Yini (Where are you?) – trad. S African arr. Anders Nyberg   

ROADS TO FREEDOM

The old ship of Zion – southern gospel (male voices)

Follow the Drinking Gourd – trad African American arr. Allen Koepke   

Freedom is Coming – South African arr. Anders Nyberg

 

 

 
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