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A Day for Rejoicing
(Audio CD)
Indianapolis Pro Musica

The Indianapolis Pro Musica and choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, under the direction of Frank Boles, sing an anthology of sacred music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, by Frank Boles.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7191
Length: 70′ 24″
Tracks: 24
Organ: Holtkamp
Venue: Sweeney Chapel of Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Recorded: 05/12/2004
Released: 05/01/2005
Producer: Donald Smith
Notes Author: texts only
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077719127

“A Day for Rejoicing” consists entirely of Frank’s own compositions, and it is a fine retrospective of his work. It opens with the Advent 2002 Missa Conditor Alme, a festive work with nice use of contrasts and of choral sound. Later in the program we hear the contrasting Mass in F Minor with its almost-Slavic overtones. The earliest work on the program (insofar as dates are given) is a rich setting of “The Righteous Live Forever” from the Book of Wisdom (1983). Teen soprano Abby Miller gives a smooth performance of the solo Litany to the Holy Spirit. Among the other highlights is an adaptation by James Quinn of the so-called Prayer of St. Francis, written for the 50th anniversary of the ordination of our late AAM colleague, Canon Frederic P. Williams. Come, thou fount of every blessing has a nice “early American” feel. The two Advent hymns convey both the sense of welcoming and a sensitive overlay of apprehension in the return of Christ, descending with clouds to reign on earth. We the Lord’s people is an especially compelling hymn setting with an effective solo by alto Diane Haslen. The tone is vital and engaged. – Victor Hill, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (September 2005)

01 • Missa Conditur Alme – Trisagion • Frank Boles • 1’17”
02 • Missa Conditur Alme – Kyrie • Frank Boles • 56″
03 • Missa Conditur Alme – Gloria • Frank Boles • 1’34”
04 • Missa Conditur Alme – Sanctus and Benedictus • Frank Boles • 1’2″
05 • Missa Conditur Alme – Fraction Anthem: Be Known to us • Frank Boles • 1’13”
06 • The Righteous Live Forever • Frank Boles • 5’35”
07 • Litany to the Holy Spirit • Frank Boles • 2’8″
08 • I Bind unto Myself Today • Frank Boles • 3’25”
09 • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing • Frank Boles • 3’59”
10 • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus • Frank Boles • 2’45”
11 • Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending • Frank Boles • 5’30”
12 • Surge Illuminare, The Third Song of Isaiah • Frank Boles • 5’25”
13 • God is our Refuge and Strength • Frank Boles • 6’39”
14 • Christ upon the Mountain Peak • Frank Boles • 3’50”
15 • Lord Make us Servants • Frank Boles • 4’56”
16 • Hymn: Lord Make us Servants • Frank Boles • 2’57”
17 • Mass in F minor – Trisagion • Frank Boles • 50″
18 • Mass in F minor – Kyrie • Frank Boles • 57″
19 • Mass in F minor – Sanctus and Benedictus • Frank Boles • 54″
20 • Mass in F minor – Agnus Dei • Frank Boles • 1′
21 • Mass in F minor – Fraction Anthem: My Flesh Is Food Indeed • Frank Boles • 1’14”
22 • Psalm 27: The Lord is my Light and my Salvation • Frank Boles • 4’1″
23 • Hymn: We the Lord’s People • Frank Boles • 4’2″
24 • Hymn: Lord, You Give the Great Commission • Frank Boles • 4’3″

Indianapolis Pro Musica
St. Paul’s Choir is an intergenerational choir of trained boy and girl choristers with adults, that sing weekly services, evensongs, and concerts with orchestra at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. This parish, founded in 1866, is the largest Episcopal congregation in Indiana. Learn more…