Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Choral

Writers Paul Schwartz

Genres Choral, Electro-Classical

Recorded 2006

Lyrics AGNUS DEI,
QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI,
MISERERE NOBIS.
AGNUS DEI,
QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI,
MISERERE NOBIS.
AGNUS DEI,
QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI,
ONA NOBIS PACEM.

(English lyrics):
LAMB OF GOD,
YOU WHO TAKE AWAY
THE SINS OF THE WORLD,
HAVE MERCY UPON US.
LAMB OF GOD,
YOU WHO TAKE AWAY
THE SINS OF THE WORLD,
HAVE MERCY UPON US.
LAMB OF GOD,
YOU WHO TAKE AWAY
THE SINS OF THE WORLD,
GRANT US PEACE.
Writers Paul Schwartz

Genres Choral, Electro-Classical

Recorded 1999

Lyrics [Based on AVE MARIA by Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)]
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Choral

Recorded 2008

Lyrics Poem by Kathryn Stripling Byer:

THEY HAD NO USE
FOR SUCH ROMANCE
AS CLINGS
LIKE THE STUBBORNEST IVY.
THOSE GYPSY-BLACK BOOTS
IN THE STIRRUPS,
THOSE GAY GOLDEN RINGS
LEFT BEHIND
ON A PILLOW,
WHAT GOOD TO THEM,
NURSING THEIR BABIES
AND WATCHING
THE GANGPLANKS
BEGINNING TO RISE
ON THE SHIPS NAMES PROPERITY,
RAINBOW,
GLORIOUS MEMORY?
HAVING NO SAY
IN THEIR JOURNEY,
THEY CAME HERE.
THEY STOOD
ON THE HIGH RIDGES,
LISTENING
INTO THE CEASELESS WIND
SOUNDING THE BEDROCK
OF WHAT LAY BEYOND THEM.
AT NIGHTFALL
THEY PULLED SHUT THE DOORS
OF THEIR CABINS
AND BLEW OUT THEIR LANTERNS.
THEY WAITED.
WHAT ELSE COULD THEY DO?

BUT WHEN THEY SANG
THEIR SOLITUDE
INTO THOSE OLD SONGS
OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL,
EACH VERSE
MUST HAVE CALLED
LIKE A PATH TO THEM,
BRAVING THE LAUREL HELLS,
ROCKSLIDES
AND BOTTOMLESS CHASMS.
HOW ELSE JOURNEY
INTO THOSE DISTANCES
WHERE THEY HEARD
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
IN THE NEW WORLD
THE DARK ITSELF
HOWL LIKE A WOMAN
CAST INTO THE WILDERNESS?
ONE BY ONE,
I SEE THEM
OPEN THEIR MOUTHS.
HERE I AM,
THEY SING,
HAVING BECOME
THEIR OWN VOICES.
Writers Robert Moevs

Genres Classical, Choral

Recorded 1970

Lyrics Lyrics - Wordless Choral sounds...
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Choral

Recorded 2008

Lyrics From a poem by John Dryden:

BUT O!
WHAT ART CAN TEACH
WHAT HUMAN VOICE CAN REACH
THE SACRED ORGAN'S PRAISE?
NOTES INSPIRING HOLY LOVE,
NOTES THAT WING
THEIR HEAVENLY WAYS
TO MEND THE CHOIRS ABOVE.
Writers William Bolcom, Kenneth Grahame, Joan Morris, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Classical, Holiday, Choral

Recorded 2001

Lyrics NEIGHBORS,
ON THIS FROSTY TIDE,
THE WIND IS BLOWING,
THERE'S SNOW BESIDE.
SO LET US SIT
BY YOUR FIRESIDE,
AND JOY SHALL BE YOURS
IN THE MORNING.

HERE WE STAND
IN COLD AND SLEET,
BLOWING FINGERS
AND STAMPING FEET,
YOU BY THE FIRE
AND WE IN THE STREET,
AND BIDDING YOU JOY
IN THE MORNING.

A STAR FROM AFAR
HAS LED US ON
AND GAVE US LIGHT
BEFORE THE DAWN.
FOR BLISS TOMORROW
AND JOY ANON,
AND JOY
FOR EVERY MORNING.

GOOD JOSEPH
SAW ACROSS THE SNOW
THE STAR
ABOVE THE MANGER LOW.
HE MADE A BED
FOR HIS MARY,
SO THAT JOY
WOULD BE HERS
IN THE MORNING.

AND IN THE STABLE
WHERE THEY DID DWELL,
WHO WERE THE FIRST
TO SING NOEL?
DONKEY AND COW,
FOR IT BEFELL
THAT JOY WOULD BE THEIRS
IN THE MORNING.

SO, NEIGHBORS,
ON THIS FROSTY TIDE,
THE WIND IS BLOWING,
THERE'S SNOW BESIDE.
SO LET US SIT
BY YOUR FIRESIDE,
AND JOY WILL BE YOURS
IN THE MORNING.
Writers Paul Schwartz

Genres Choral, Electro-Classical

Recorded 2003

Lyrics [Based on Sarabande by Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759), words from Psalm 7]

(Italian lyrics):
EXSURGE,
DOMINE,
IN IRA:
TUA EXALTARE
IN FINIBUS
INIMICORUM MEORUM.
ET EXSURGE,
DOMINE DEUS,
MEUS IN PRAECEPTO
QUOD MANDASTI.


(English lyrics):
RISE UP,
O LORD,
IN THY ANGER:
AND BE THOU
EXALTED
IN THE BORDERS
OF MY ENEMIES.
AND ARISE,
O LORD MY GOD,
IN THE PRECEPT
WHICH THOU
HAST COMMANDED.
Writers Paul Schwartz

Genres Choral, Marriage, Electro-Classical

Recorded 2003

Lyrics GLORIA PATRI,
ET FILIO,
ET SPIRITUI SANCTO.
SICUT ERAT
IN PRINCIPIO,
ET NUNC,
ET SEMPER,
ET IN SAECULA
SAECULORUM.

AMEN.


(English lyrics):
GLORY TO THE FATHER,
TO THE SON,
AND TO THE HOLY GHOST.
AS IT WAS
IN THE BEGINNING,
IS NOW
AND EVER SHALL BE,
WORLD WITHOUT END.

AMEN.
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Choral

Recorded 1990

Lyrics text by Gwendolyn B. Bennett

I WANT TO SEE
THE SLIM PALM-TREES,
PULLING AT CLOUDS
WITH LITTLE POINTED FINGERS...
I WANT TO SEE
LITHE NEGRO GIRLS,
ETCHED DARK
AGAINST THE SKY
WHILE SUNSET LINGERS...
I WANT TO HEAR
THE SILENT SANDS,
SINGING TO THE MOON
BEFORE THE SPHINX-STILL FACE...
I WANT TO HEAR
THE CHANTING
AROUND A HEATHEN FIRE
OF A STRANGE BLACK RACE.
I WANT TO BREATHE
THE LOTUS FLOWER,
SIGHING TO THE STARS
WITH TENDRILS
DRINKING AT THE NILE...
I WANT TO FEEL
THE SURGING
OF MY SAD PEOPLES SOUL
HIDDEN
BY A MINSTREL-SMILE.
Writers Warren Benson

Genres Classical, Choral, Seasons

Recorded 1999

Lyrics Lyrics - Wordless choral sounds...
Writers Robert Jager

Genres Classical, Choral

Recorded 2000

Lyrics Repeated:
I CLOSE MY EYES,
I DREAM OF PEACE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Mort Dixon, Harry Woods

Genres Standard, Choral

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I'M LOOKING OVER
A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER
THAT I OVERLOOKED BEFORE
ONE LEAF IS SUNSHINE,
THE SECOND IS RAIN,
THIRD IS THE ROSES
THAT GROW IN THE LANE.

NO NEED EXPLAINING,
THE ONE REMAINING
IS SOMEBODY I ADORE.
I'M LOOKING OVER
A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER
THAT I OVERLOOKED BEFORE.
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