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A Colony of Heaven in the Country of Death CD

A Colony of Heaven in the Country of Death was recorded in the Walla Walla University Church on 17, 19, 21, 22, 26 May, and 2, 5, 6 June, 2017.

The performances are complete, unedited tracks.

Larry Aamodt, recording engineer.

Bobby Locke and Sophie Bailey, CD design.

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Down In The River To Pray 
MARC A. HAFSO
Traditional American

LINDSAY ARMSTRONG, soprano, ADELINE TOMARERE, alto
LINDSAY ARMSTRONG, conductor

As I went down in the river to pray study-in’ about that good ol’ way,

An’ who shall wear the starry crown, Good Lord! Show me the way.

            Oh sisters, let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down,

            Oh sisters, let’s go down, down in the river to pray.

            etc.

Down in the River to Pray (39-20127)

Arranged by Marc A. Hafso
Copyright ©2007 Colla Voce Music

Psalm 122 C. M. 
ALICE PARKER
Text by Isaac Watts

Peace be within this sacred place,

And joy a constant guest!

With holy gifts and heav’nly grace,

Be these attendants blest.

My soul shall pray for Zion still,

While life or breath remains;

Here my best friends, my kindred dwell,

Here God, my Saviour, reigns.

V. Psalm 122 C.M. from Six Hymns to Doctor Watts (ECS #2940)

Alice Parker
Copyright ©1977 by E. C. Schirmer Music Co., a division of ECS Publishing Group, St. Louis, MO. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Esto Les Digo
KINLEY LANGE

Matthew 18:19-20, Sung in Spanish
JOHANNA CHEVRIER, soprano

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Esto Les Digo (AMP 0402)
Kinley Lange

Copyright ©2001, JEHMS, Inc.
A Division of Alliance Music Publications, Inc.
International Copyright Secured.  All Rights Reserved.

Ubi caritas
MAURICE DURUFLÉ

Hymn (fourth century), Sung in Latin

Where charity and love are, God is there.

The love of Christ has gathered us into one.

Let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

Let us fear, and let us love the living God.

And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen.

Ubi Caritas (4 Voix Mixtes) by Maurice Duruflé
Copyright ©1960 Durand Ed.
All rights for the U.S. and Canada, administered by Universal Music - MGB Songs
Lyrics permission Copyright ©1960 with kind authorization of Editions Durand.

Praise His Holy Name
KEITH HAMPTON
BRANDAN PATCHETT, tenor, TORI REDIC, soprano
SIENA MIRASOL, piano

Sing till the power of the Lord come down

Shout Hallelujah! Praise His Holy name!

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me;

I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.

Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free?

No, there’s a cross for ev’ryone and there’s a cross for me.

Praise His Name, [etc.]

Praise His Holy Name!

Keith Hampton

©1988 by earthsongs
Used by permission

Requiem
I Salvator mundi​​​​​​

HERBERT HOWELLS

O savior of the world, who by thy cross and thy precious blood has redeemed us, save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

III  Requiem aeternam (1)
Sung in Latin

Rest eternal grant unto them.

And may light perpetual shine upon them.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

IV Psalm 121
ISAAC ARAKAKI, bass, NATE CHENEY, tenor

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills: from whence cometh my help; My help cometh even from the Lord: who hath made heav’n and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: and he that keepeth thee will not sleep. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord himself is thy keeper: he is thy defence upon thy right hand; So that the sun shall not burn thee by day: neither the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in: from this time forth and forevermore.

V Requiem aeternam (2)
Sung in Latin

Rest eternal grant unto them.

And may light perpetual shine upon them.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.

VI I Heard a Voice from Heaven
Revelation 14:13
BRADEN STANYER, baritone, KRISTINA KOZAKOVA, soprano

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: even so saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labors.

Requiem

Herbert Howells
©1981 Novello & Company., Ltd.
Licensed by G. Schirmer, Inc., obo Novello & Company, Ltd.
All rights reserved

Pilgrim Song 
RYAN MURPHY
Traditional American
SIENA MIRASOL, piano

My brethren, I have found a land that doth abound with fruit as sweet as honey;

The more I eat I find the more I am inclined to shout and sing Hosanna!

[Ref.]     My soul doth long to go where I may fully know the glory of my Savior.

Mid’ sweetness and the strife, I’ll live a joyful life. I’m going to sing forever!

Perhaps you think me wild or simple as a child; I am a child of glory.

I am born from above, my soul is filled with love; I love to tell the story.

[Ref.]

And as I pass along I’ll sing the Christian song, I’m going to live forever.

My soul now sits and sings and practices its wings, and contemplates the hour.

When the messenger shall say, ‘Come, quit this house of clay and with bright angels tower.”

[Ref.]

And as I pass along I’ll sing the Christian song, I’m going to live forever.

Pilgrim Song by Ryan Murphy
© Oxford University Press 2012
licensed by CopyCat Music licensing, llC obo Oxford University Press

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day  
JOHN GARDNER
Traditional English carol
SIENA MIRASOL, piano

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;

I would my true love did so chance

To see the legend of my play

To call my true love to my dance;

            Ref.       Sing O my love,

O my love, my love, my love;

This have I done for my true love.

Then was I born of a virgin pure,

Of her I took fleshly substance;

Thus was I knit to man’s nature,

To call my true love to my dance

[Ref]

In a manger laid and wrapped I was,

So very poor this was my chance,

Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass,

To call my true love to my dance

[Ref]

Then afterwards baptized I was;

The Holy Ghost on my did glance,

My Father’s voice heard from above,

To call my true love to my dance

[Ref]

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day by John Gardner
© Oxford University Press 1966
licensed by CopyCat Music licensing, llC obo Oxford University Press

Sisi ni moja (we are one)
JACOB NARVERUD
Sung in English and Swahili
SIENA MIRASOL, piano

We all laugh, we all cry, we all feel hunger, we all feel pain.

We all love, we all hate, we all hope, and we all dream.

We are one world, one people. And we all breathe the same.

A tribe of many languages, a group of many heartaches,

Fighting for peace among the land.

Heja, heja, sisi ni moja. Heja, heja, we are one.

            etc.

Sisi ni moja (SBMP 1338)
Jacob Narverud
​​​​​​​Copyright ©2015 Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.

O Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Psalm 90, from the Book of Common Prayer
Psalm 90, metrical paraphrase by Isaac Watts
SOPHIA RICH, soprano, GINA LINCOLN, alto, BRANDAN PATCHETT, tenor, PETER THOMSEN, bass
LINDSAY ARMSTRONG, conductor
KRAIG SCOTT, organ

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another

Before the mountains were brought forth or ever the earth and the world were made

Thou art God from everlasting and world without end.

Thou turnest man to destruction; again Thou sayest, Come again ye children of men

For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday, seeing that is past as a watch in the night.

O God our help in ages past

Our hope for years to come

Our shelter in the stormy blast

And our eternal home.

As soon as Thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep and fade away suddenly like the grass

In the morning it is green and growth up, but in the evening it is cut down, dried up and withered.

For we consume away in Thy displeasure, and are afraid at Thy wrathful indignation.

For when Thou art angry all our days are gone; we bring our years to an end as a tale that is told,

The years of our age are three score years and ten,

And though men be so strong that they come to four-score years, yet is their strength but labour and sorrow.

So passeth it away and we are gone.

Turn Thee again O Lord at the last. Be gracious unto Thy servants

O satisfy us with Thy mercy and that soon.

So shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

And the glorious Majesty of the Lord be upon us

Prosper Thou, O prosper Thou the work of our hands

O prosper Thou our handywork.

Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge by R. Vaughan Williams
Copyright 1921 by J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Licensed by G. Schirmer, Inc., Sole Agents for U.S.A. obo J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Lyrics used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.

City Called Heaven
TORI REDIC, soprano
SIENA MIRASOL, piano

I am a pilgrim, a pilgrim of sorrow,

I’m left in this wide world, this wide world alone

Ain’t got no hope got no hope for tomorrow

Trying to make it, make heaven my home.

Sometimes I’m tossed and I’m driven, Lord.

Sometimes I just don’t know which way to turn

Oh I heard of a city, a city called heaven

Trying to make it, make heaven my home.

  

City Called Heaven (21-20105)
Arranged by Josephine Poelinitz
​​​​​​​Copyright ©2001 Transferred to Colla Voce Music 

Ubi caritas
PAUL MEALOR
Hymn (fourth century), Sung in Latin
JOCELYN GRIFFIN, alto

Where charity and love are, God is there.

The love of Christ has gathered us into one.

Let us rejoice and be glad in Him.

Let us fear, and let us love the living God.

And may we love each other with a sincere heart.

Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen.

Ubi caritas by Paul Mealor
©2011 Novello & Company., Ltd.
Licensed by G. Schirmer, Inc., obo Novello & Company, Ltd.
​​​​​​​All rights reserved

The Heart of Life
JOHN MAYER, arr. KRAIG SCOTT
MICHAEL FLORES, AUSTIN-NEIL THOMSON, duet
KRISTINA KOZAKOVA, JOHANNA CHEVRIER, LINDSAY ARMSTRONG, descant
ADELINE TOMARERE, alto

I hate to see you cry Laying there in that position
There's things you need to hear So turn off your tears and listen

Pain throws your heart to the ground Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won't all go the way it should But I know the heart of life is good


You know it's nothing new Bad news never had good timing
But then the circle of your friends Will defend the silver lining

Pain throws your heart to the ground Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won't all go the way it should But I know the heart of life is good


Pain throws your heart to the ground Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who's misunderstood But I know the heart of life is good

I know it's good

The Heart of Life by John Mayer
Copyright Reach Music Publishing
Licensed by Reach Music Publishing obo Goodium Music

Soon Ah Will Be Done
WILLIAM L. DAWSON

Soon ah will be don’ awid de troubles ob de worl’

Troubles ob de worl’ de troubles ob de worl’

Soon ah will be don’ awid de troubles ob de worl’

Goin’ home t’ live wid God.

I wan’ t’ meet my mother, I wan’ t’ meet my mother

I wan’ t’ meet my mother, I’m goin t’ live wid God.

            etc.

Soon Ah Will Be Done
William L. Dawson
Scion Five Music LLC obo Music Press
All rights reserved

Brave
SARA BAREILLES, arr. KRAIG SCOTT
JOHANNA CHEVRIER, soprano
KRAIG SCOTT, piano

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing's gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle 'neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody's been there, everybody's been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don't run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Innocence, your history of silence
Won't do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don't you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

Songwriters: Jack Antonoff / Sara Bareilles
Brave lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Brave
Words and Music by Sara Bareilles and Jack Antonoff
Copyright (c) 2013 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tiny Bear Music and Ducky Donath Music
All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219
International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard LLC


2017-18 Team

Brianna Bryan, Bremerton, WA—Industrial Design

Johanna Chevrier, Loma Linda, CA—Psychology

Laura Egolf, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada—Biology

Kristina Kozakova, Moscow, Russia—International Communications

Sofia Ladopoulos, Westchester, NY—Nursing

Rachelle Lebold, Pasco, WA—Psychology, Speech Pathology

Gina Lincoln, College Place, WA—Mechanical Engineering, Music

Amelia Pekar, Brunswick, ME—English, Sociology

Sophia Rich, Walla Walla, WA—English

Lindsay Armstrong, Coeur d’Alene, ID—Voice Performance

Jenny Bovey, Sandpoint, ID—Nursing

Jocelyn Griffin, Bend, OR—English, Pre-Medicine

Nicole Leach, Coon Rapids, MN—Music

Anna Ngo, Gresham, OR—Music

Kimberly Owen, Chester, VA—Mechanical Engineering

Tori Redic, Lancaster, CA—Elementary Education

Adeline Tomarere, Omak, WA—Art, Music

AnneMarie Vixie, Grass Valley, CA­—Business Administration

Abigail Wissink, Olivehurst, CA—Humanities

Ethan Edwards, Clackamas, OR—Physics

Michael Flores, Los Angeles, CA—Film & Television

Daniel Hincapie, Redlands, CA—Social Work

Lucas Marcondes, Burbank, CA—Computer Engineering

Brandan Patchett, Auburn, CA—Business-Accounting & Marketing

Brett Rowe, Sedro Woolley, WA—English

Isaac Arakaki, Marysville, WA—Health Science, Music

Nick Ault, Redlands, CA—Psychology

Alex Bauer, Eugene, OR—Communications

Nate Cheney, Bend, OR—Biology

Andre Gonzalez, Fillmore, CA—Mechanical Engineering

Blake Sawyer, Twin Falls, ID—Computer Engineering

Braden Stanyer, Spokane, WA—Bioengineering

Peter Thomsen, Lebanon, OH—Mechanical Engineering

Austin-Neil Thomson, Redlands, CA—Nursing

Bryce Weber, Hilo, HI—Music

Siena Mirasol, Portland, OR—Health Science, Pre-Medicine

Last update on February 4, 2019