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“With gratitude in your heart, sing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. “ Colossians 3:16

 

 

Music is an important and joyful part of St. Andrew’s ministries, inspiring us to deeper worship and bringing together the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul’s Playlist

Visit the playlist on youtube  or watch below to hear hymns selected by our Minister of Music, Paul Sammon. 

 

Installment number three from Cantus’ COVID-19 Sessions recorded live on March 17, 19, and 20.

We programmed Stacey V. Gibbs' arrangement of “Steal Away” for our 2020 spring show, which had focused on journeys by sea. It was part of a set highlighting the forced travel of Africans in slave ships to the United States and their realities after arrival.

Many of us have been moved in our lives by the deep emotionality of traditional spirituals. Some of the richest and most compelling art is borne out of real human tragedy and suffering. Although we at Cantus cannot truly empathize with the enslaved person’s experience, we are grateful to be able to share this beautiful music and remember this terrible history.

From Mr. Gibbs' program notes:

This coded spiritual depicts the trials of slaves while simultaneously communicating opportunities to escape bondage and persecution. It was also a song of hope sung in the working fields and worship services of the oppressed as they longed for freedom and heaven.

"I ain’t got long to stay here,
When my work down here is done an’ my race down here is run,
Then I’ll steal away home.

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home.
I ain’t got long to stay here.

My Lord, he calls me, he calls me by the thunder.
The trumpet sounds within-a my soul.
I ain’t got long to stay here."

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If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 Sessions, visit https://www.cantussings.org/covid-19-sessions/

Thank you for your support!

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“Steal Away,” Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs. Copyright 2018 by HAL LEONARD LLC. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Installment number three from Cantus’ COVID-19 Sessions recorded live on March 17, 19, and 20.

We programmed Stacey V. Gibbs' arrangement of “Steal Away” for our 2020 spring show, which had focused on journeys by sea. It was part of a set highlighting the forced travel of Africans in slave ships to the United States and their realities after arrival.

Many of us have been moved in our lives by the deep emotionality of traditional spirituals. Some of the richest and most compelling art is borne out of real human tragedy and suffering. Although we at Cantus cannot truly empathize with the enslaved person’s experience, we are grateful to be able to share this beautiful music and remember this terrible history.

From Mr. Gibbs' program notes:

This coded spiritual depicts the trials of slaves while simultaneously communicating opportunities to escape bondage and persecution. It was also a song of hope sung in the working fields and worship services of the oppressed as they longed for freedom and heaven.

"I ain’t got long to stay here,
When my work down here is done an’ my race down here is run,
Then I’ll steal away home.

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home.
I ain’t got long to stay here.

My Lord, he calls me, he calls me by the thunder.
The trumpet sounds within-a my soul.
I ain’t got long to stay here."

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If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 Sessions, visit https://www.cantussings.org/covid-19-sessions/

Thank you for your support!

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“Steal Away,” Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs. Copyright 2018 by HAL LEONARD LLC. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

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CANTUS: Steal Away arr. Stacey V. Gibbs

Paul Sammon 28.4K views March 28, 2020 9:00 am

VOCES8 sings the 'Magnificat Primi Toni' by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in the VOCES8 Centre in London.

TEXT and TRANSLATION:

1. Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum
My soul doth magnify the Lord 

2. et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo.
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

3. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ: ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

4. Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius,
For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name,

5. et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
and his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

6. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
He hath showed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

7. Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles;
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek;

8. esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.
he hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

9. Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ,
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, 

10. sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in sæcula.
as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

11. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:

12. sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

VOCES8 sings the 'Magnificat Primi Toni' by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in the VOCES8 Centre in London.

TEXT and TRANSLATION:

1. Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum
My soul doth magnify the Lord

2. et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo.
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

3. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillæ suæ: ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

4. Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius,
For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name,

5. et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
and his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

6. Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
He hath showed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

7. Deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles;
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek;

8. esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes.
he hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

9. Suscepit Israel puerum suum recordatus misericordiæ suæ,
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel,

10. sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in sæcula.
as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

11. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:

12. sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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VOCES8: Magnificat Primi Toni - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Paul Sammon 465.2K views November 20, 2019 3:46 am

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