School of Music Program Book 1949-1950 Page: 74
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behold it. Now I know it imperfectly, but then I surely shall know
it, just as I am also known. Now there abideth faith and hope and
charity, these three; but I say charity is greatest in worth among
Aria: "O God have mercy" Felix Mendelssohn
from the Oratorio, St. Paul (Psalm LI, I, II, 17, 13, 15)
The oratorio St. Paul was composed in April, I836. It was
performed for the first time at the Musical Festival of the Lower
Rhine, at Duesseldorf, on the 22nd of May, I836.
Chansons Gaillardes ...... Francis Poulenc
(Anonymous texts from the i7th century)
I. La Maitresse volage
The Fickle Mistress
My mistress is fickle, my rival is happy,
If he has a suspicion, it is that she has two.
La, la, la, la, la.
Let's chance it, as best we can.
II. Chanson a Boire
The kings of Egypt and Syria
Wanted their bodies embalmed
So that long after death they would last.
Let us drink to our hearts' content,
We must drink and drink again.
Let us drink our whole lives through,
Embalm ourselves before death.
Let us embalm ourselves;
How sweet is the balm!
You are as beautiful as an angel,
Sweet as a little sheep:
There is no heart
Which does not rest beneath your rule;
Here’s what’s next.
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