Text for Selected Pieces

March 27, 2022 

Freude, Schöner Götterfunken,

Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter drunk with fire. 
Heavenly is your holy home! 
Your spell binds us, what previously divided;
All men become brothers where your gentle wing dwells.”

Choral Fantasy

Soft and sweet thro’ ether winging
Sound the harmonies of life
Their immortal flowers springing
Where the soul is free from strife

Peace and joy are sweetly blended
Like the waves’ alternate play;
What for mastery contended
Learns to yield and to obey

When on music’s mighty pinion
Souls of all to heaven rise
Then doth vanish earth’s dominion,
We are native to the skies.

Calm without, and joy within us,
Is the bliss for which we long,
If of art the magic win us,
Joy and calm are turned to song

With its tide of joy unbroken
Music’s flood our life surrounds;
What master mind hath spoken
Through eternity resounds.

Oh receive, ye joy-invited
All its blessings without guile
When to love is power united
Then the Gods approving smile

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
miserere nobis. Dona nobis pacem

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us. Grant us peace.


Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Hallelujah (from Mount of Olives)

Hallelujah! Unto God’s Almighty Son.
Praise the Lord, ye bright angelic choirs,
In holy songs of joy.
Man, proclaim His grace and glory!
Hallelujah! Unto God’s Almighty Son.
Praise the Lord in holy songs of joy.