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  • CAROLYN HART, Soprano DOUGLAS DUNSMORE, Baritone

    MAUREEN VOLK, Piano

    FACULN RECITAL

  • M.U.N. Little Theatre Saturday, 5 November 1983

    at 8:00 p.m.

    CAROLYN HART, Soprano

    DOUGLAS DUNSMORE, Baritone MAUREEN VOLK, Piano

    Cantata BWV 202 (Weche~ nur~ be~rUb~e Scha~~en)

    Four Songs

    Lyd-ia Mai. Le Secre-t Chans on d 'Amour

    Richard Vaughan - oboe

    How Long in Tonment Sighing (Ma~age of FgaPO)

    Here with our Hands Entwining (Don Gi.ovann)

    INTERMISSION

    Four Songs

    Fusspese Verborgenhe t; Gebet; Lebe wahl!

    Three Songs

    Kolybelnaya pesnya Tkho vecher dbgorayet; Plenvshis' rozoy~ solovey

    People Will Say We're in Love

    All Er Nothin (Oklahoma)

    J.S. Bach {1685-1750)

    Gabri e1 Faure (1845-1924)

    W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

    H-ugo Wolf ( 1860-1903)

    Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov ( 1844-1908)

    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)

  • PROGRAMME NOTES

    fle-iche-t nur, bet;rulrte Scha-t-ten Bach This secular, solo cantata for soprano with oboe obligato was

    written around 1718-1723 for a wedding in Cothen, and is nicknamed the 11wedding cantata n.

    Aria: We-iche-t nur, be-tTUb-te SchaZ-ten

    Vanish now~ ye mournful shadows, frost and wind, be at rest; springs delight will grant the breast nothing but joyous pros-perity as it brings the flowers forth.

    Recitative: Die UJel-t unrd uneder neu

    The world is renewed, in hill and valley the graces double in beauty, the day is free from cold.

    Aria: Phoebus e-ilt; rrri-t schnellen Pferden

    Phoebus hastens with swift steeds through the new-born world, and even he is so entranced that he too wants to be in love.

    Recitative: Drum such-t a:uch amor se-in vergnugen

    Then Cupid also seeks his pleasure when the purple meadows laugh, when the flowers in splendor are arrayed, and in his kingdom the lovely flowers do likewise fiery hearts conquer.

    Aria: Wenn d-ie FrU.hZ.-ings luf-te s-trei.chen

    When the spring breezes blow and caress the coloured fields, Cupid steals forth to find his treasure~ which, one believes, is one heart kissing another.

    Recitative: Und d-ieses -is-t das Glucke

    And this is good fortune that through a lofty gift two souls attain one treasure, to glow with much health and happiness.

    Aria: Si.ch Uben ~m Li.eben

    To train oneself in love, in lighthearted jests is better than spring's transitory desire. Here run waves laughing and watching the vi cto ri ous pa 1 ms on ips and breasts.

    Recitative: So se-i das band der keuschen l-iebe

    So let the bond of chaste love, betrothed pair, from fickleness and inconstancy be free; no sudden fall, nor thunder frighten your love.

    Gavotte; Sehe-t -in zufri.edenhe-i-t

    May you see in the pleasure of a thousand bright and prosperous days that soon in time to come your love will blossom.

  • Faur~ Lydia

    Lydia your lovely golden hair flows upon your whit: shoulders, numberless'delights emanate from you. I love you, 0 Lyd1a! Give me back life that I may die forever.

    Mai May, all in flower, calls us to the meadows and the endless

    delights of spring. Let these wondrous things brighten the beauty of your face and the love in your heart!

    Le Secre-t I wish the morning not to know the name I told the night. I wish

    the sunset to forget the secret I told to the day, and carry away my love, in the folds of its pale garment.

    Chanson d'Amour I love your eyes, I love your fac~. 0 my rebellious, my fierce one,

    I love everything that makesdyo~ be~ut1ful, from your feet to your hair, 0 you to whom ascend all my es1res.

    How Long in Torment Sighing Mozart This duet is from the third act of the M~ge of Figaro which was

    premiered in Vienna in 1786. Count Almaviva is trying to convince Susanna, his wife's personal maid, to meet him in the garden that evening. Susanna agrees, but only to lead the Count into a trap to reveal to his wife, the countess, his unfaithfulness.

    Here with our Hands Entwining

    This duet is from the first act of Don Giovanni which was premiered in Prague in 1787. Don Giovanni attempts to seduce the country girl, Zerlina, who is hesitant at first, but weakens and agrees to leave her fiance, Masetto, and go off with the Don.

    PUssreise (A Walk) Wolf

    When I saunter through the woods with mY walking staff the birds and trees seem to come alive with sunrise. It is the way Adam might have felt in Paradise! Would that I could spend my whole life thus on such a perfect morning!

    Verborgenhei~ (Concealment) Tempt me not 0 world again. Lure me not with joys that perish.

    Let my heart unspoken cherish all its rapture, all its pain. Unknown grief consumes my days - only when dreaming does a ray of gladness light the gloom within my breast.

  • Gebet; (Prayer)

    Lord, send what thou deem'st best, be it joy or grieving. I wait thy will. Not without measure give sadness or pleasure, all merciful Father, for in midway lies heart's pure treasure.

    Lebe wohl (Farewell)

    Fare thee well. Thou dost not know what it means, this word of sadness. Nought of pain thy face did show and thou bad'st me leave with gladness. Fare thee well! Oh times again to myself that word I've spoken, thirsting evennore for pain-- till at last mJ heart is broken.

    ; col ai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)

    Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the principle Russian nationalist composers and formed a link bet een the first generation of national-ists and the Russian composers of the early twentieth century. He left his early career in the navy and became active in Russia and abroad as a conductor and composer. His works are best known for their brilliant and imaginative orchestration.

    Kolybelnaya pesnya (Lullaby from the opera 1 ~1ai d of Pskov)

    A mother, frightened because her husband will soon be home from war, is singing to her i 11 egi ti mate child. 11 Hush-a-bye my 1 i ttl e one, hush-a-bye, for the day is done. Nightingale, leave your nest and fly into our garden. You may peck at our berries, and when darkness falls we will enjoy your song. Hush-a-bye my little one, for the day is done. 11

    Tikho vecher dbgorayet; (Golden shadows have descended)

    Now that the sultry, hot air is growing cold-- go to sleep my child. The nightingale begins to sing announcing twilight and through the air, sounds are beginning to ring-- go to sleep my child. Angels eyes are shining shyly by your face, and the breath of night is light and easy -- so go to sleep my darling child.

    Plen~vsh~s' ~zoy~ solovey (The rose and the nightingale)

    Captivated by the rose, the nightingale sings over her both day and night. The rose, however, listens in silence. On a lyre a young man sings to a sweet maiden. However, she doesn't know to whom he's singing his song of love or why his sorrowful song should make her cry.

  • b sault ste Marie Ontario~ where she began CAROLYN ~ART_was o:n

    1 lnand voice She w~s a student of Madam Irene

    studies ln Pthlanou~,.vve,ors~ty of Toro~to where she received a Bachelor of Jessner at e n f M p f d Music in Voice Performance, and a Ma~ters~o _us1c 1nf er orma~ce a~h Music Literature. She has her Assoc1ate 1n P1ano Per ormance rom e Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

    Miss Hart has studied and sung at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Courtenay Music Centre and the University of Toronto Opera School. This past summer she sang in Masterclasses in Aldeburgh, England, at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies. She has also performed across Canada, and is currently Lecturer in Voice at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

    OOUGLAS DUNSMORE is a choral conductor of considerable experience. In 1972 he received his B.Mus.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan and in 1976 received his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Regina. He worked as a choral specialist \I-Ii th the Regina Public School Board until his appointment to the faculty of the Depart-ment of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1979. Under his baton the MUN Chamber Choir finished first in the 1980 CBC National Amateur Choir Competition and the MUN Festival Choir won the Canadian National Music Festival's Lincoln Trophy for adult choirs in 1982.

    As a music educator, Mr. Dunsmore has been involved in the development of choral and vocal music by serving as clinician, adjudicator and/or executive member for the Saskatchewan Music Educators' Association, the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the Saskatchewan and Newfoundland Music Festival Associations, and the Newfoundland Teachers Association Music Council; he has recently been elected president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Choral Federation.

    In addition to this, Mr. Dunsmore has been active in solo performances ranging from various university and community choirs, opera and musical productions to recital appearances both in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland.

    Mr. Dunsmore is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Memorial Uni-versity of Newfoundland and Choi nnas ter at Gower Street United Church in St. John's.

    MAUREEN VOLK received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Regina in 1975, then spent four years at the Juilliard School in New York, where she studied piano with Sasha Gorodnitzki. During her studies in New York, she was awarded three Canada Council Arts Grants, as well as the Edna Riefsnider Scholarship for outstanding achievements in piano at Juilliard. She received her Master of Music degree from Juilliard in 1977.

    Miss Volk has performed in New York as well as in Canada, as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. She was the winner of the William S. Boyd Competiti