Haydn's "The Creation" – Friday, April 29, 2016, 8p.m.

Lawrence Symphony Orchestra &
Viking Chorale, Cantala, Concert Choir
Phillip A. Swan, conductor
Guest artists:
     Emily Fink Birsan ’08, soprano (Gabriel, Eve)
     Luke Honeck ’19, tenor (Uriel)
     Evan Bravos ’10, baritone (Raphael, Adam)
     Kathrine Handford, harpsichord

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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2


1. Introduction: The Representation of Chaos
Day One
2. Recitative: In the beginning (Raphael, Uriel)
3. Aria with Chorus: Now vanished by the holy beams (Uriel)
Day Two
4. Recitative: And God made the firmament (Raphael)
5. Solo and Chorus: What wonder doth his work reveal (Gabriel)
Day Three
6. Recitative: And God said: Let the waters under the heaven (Raphael)
7. Aria: Rolling in foaming billows (Raphael)
8. Recitative: And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass (Gabriel)
9. Aria: Now robed in cool refreshing green (Gabriel)
10. Recitative: And the heavenly host proclaimed (Uriel)
11. Chorus: Awake the harp
Day Four
12. Recitative: And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament (Uriel)
13. Recitative: In shining splendor (Uriel)
14. Chorus with Trio: The heavens are telling (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)



Day Five
15. Recitative: And God said: Let the waters bring forth (Gabriel)
16. Aria: On mighty wings (Gabriel)
17. Recitative: And God created great whales (Raphael)
18. Recitative: And the angels struck their immortal harps (Raphael)
19. Trio – Chorus: In fairest raiment now (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)
Day Six
20. Recitative: And God said: Let the earth bring forth (Raphael)
21. Recitative: Straight opening her fertile womb (Raphael)
22. Aria: Now shines the brightest glory of heaven (Raphael)
23. Recitative: And God created Man (Uriel)
24. Aria: In native worth (Uriel)
25. Recitative: And God saw everything (Raphael)
26. Chorus – Trio: Fulfilled at last the glorious work (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)



Adam and Eve
27. Recitative: In rosy mantle (Uriel)
28. Hymn: By thee with grace (Eve, Adam)
29. Recitative: Now is our duty well fulfilled (Adam, Eve)
30. Duet: Sweet companion! Here beside thee (Adam, Eve)
31. Recitative: O happy pair (Uriel)
32. Chorus with Soloists: Sing to God

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