Love of My Soul



University of Miami Chorale


Conducted by


Jo-Michael Scheibe




Love of My Soul
















[1] O vos omnes†...............Tomás Luis de Victoria




O all you who pass this way,


behold and see if there is any sorrow


like unto my sorrow.




[2] Ave Maria †............................Steven Edwards




Hail Mary, full of grace,


the Lord is with thee,


blessed art thou among women,


and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.




Holy Mary, Mother of God,


pray for us sinners


now and at the hour of our death.










An Eclectic Missa Brevis




[3] Kyrie (Mass for Four Voices) †......William Byrd




[4] Gloria (from the Messe) #...............Frank Martin




Glory to God in the highest.


And on earth peace to all those of good will.


We glorify Thee.


We give thanks to Thee according to Thy great glory.


Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.


Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son.


Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.


Thou who takest away the sins of the world,


have mercy on us.


Thou who takest away the sins of the world,


receive our prayer.


Thou who sittest at the right hand of the Father,


have mercy on us.


For Thou alone art holy. Thou alone art the Lord.


Thou alone art the Most High, Jesus Christ.


With the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father.






[5] Sanctus (from the Messe) †..............Frank Martin




Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts,


Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.


Hosanna in the highest.




[6] Agnus Dei (Mass for Four Voices) #........William Byrd




Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,


have mercy upon us.


Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,


have mercy upon us.


Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,


grant us peace.








Five Hebrew Love Songs




Eric Whitacre


Poems by Hila Plitmann


Accompanied by the Bergonzi Quartet




[7] Temuná




A picture is engraved in my heart;


Moving between light and darkness:


A sort of silence envelops your body,


And your hair falls upon your face just so.




[8] Kalá Kallá




Light bride


She is all mine,


And lightly


She will kiss me!




[9] Lárov




"Mostly," said the roof to the sky;


"The distance between you and I is endlessness;


and only one centimeter was left between us."




[10] Éyze Shéleg!




What snow


Like small dreams


Falling from the sky.




[11] Rakút




He was full of tenderness;


She was very hard.


As much as she tried to stay thus,


Simply, and with no good reason,


He took her into himself,


And set her down


in the softest, softest place.








Selections from Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65




Johannes Brahms


Poems by Georg Friedrich Daumer


and Wolfgang Goethe


Accompanied by David Rhyne and


Anita Castiglione






[12] Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung




Despair of rescue, O heart,


Abandon yourself in the sea of love!


For a thousand boats float


Shattered near this shore!




[13] Finstere Schatten der Nacht




Dark shadows of the night,


Treacherous wave and current!


Who, resting safely


On dry land,


Can understand your plight?




Only he may, who


Ventures upon the stormy


Expanse of the tossing sea,


Miles distant from the shore!




[14] Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr durft nur winken


Adam Gilbert, baritone




You have only to wink your dark eye


And palaces fall and cities crumble.


How can my heart withstand such


An assault, in its house of cards?






[15] Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter


Nazia Chaudhry, soprano




My mother gave me roses,


Since I am so melancholy.


She is right: the roses fade


Just as I do, pining away.




[16] Vom Geibirge Well' auf Well'




From mountains come wave upon


wave of drenching downpour.


And I would as readily have given


you a hundred thousand kisses.




[17] Weiche Gräser im Revier




Soft grasses in this spot


Lovely, quiet little place!


Oh how peacefully one rests here,


Alone with a sweetheart!




[18] Nagen am Herzen


Kristy Barnes, soprano




I feel a poison gnawing at my heart.


Can a maiden live an entire,


Joyless life


Without giving in to her tender






[19] Alles, alles in den Wind


Angela Pasquini, soprano




All of it is lost to the wind,


What you say to me, you flatterer!


Your efforts are altogether


In vain, you hypocrite!




Pray set your trap


For another victim!


Because you are a wanton thief,


and you make love to them all!




[20] Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten




Dark woods, your shadows are so




Poor heart, your sorrows are so




What matters is right in front of me.


Sweet union is forever impossible.




[21] Nein, Geliebter, setze dich mir


Sarah Bright, soprano; Lissette Jimenez, alto




No, love don't sit


So near me!


Do not stare so ardently


At my face!




However much your heart may burn,


Control your impulses,


So that the world will not know


How in love we are.




[22] Flammenauge, dunkles Haar




Burning eyes, jet-black hair,


Delightful and audacious boy,


Because of you my poor heart


Is wrenched with sorrow!




Can ice come from the sun's fire


Or the day change itself into night?


Can the passionate man's breast


Breathe with love's desire?




Is the field so full of light


That the flower is left in the dark?


Is the world so full of joy


That the heart is left in pain?




[23]Zum Schluss: Nun, ihr Musen, genug!




Enough now, oh Muses!


You strive in vain to show


How misery and joy


Mingle in the loving breast.




You cannot heal the wounds


That Cupid has inflicted,


But solace comes solely


from you, your blessing.










[24] Las Agachadas (The Shake-Down Song)*.....Aaron Copland


Mandy Spivak, Ashaala Jenkins, Lissette Jimenez


Brian Shaw, Adam Gilbert, Kier Lehman, soloists




It's a shake down; they call it jump,


With a bald-headed cousin I want to step it,




Jump it and dip it down, Peter.


Jump it and dip it down, John.




Jump it and step it and hop it and dip it


you'll jump for the law or you won't


with a cousin-in-law.




Swing away jump and shake down


Pull in four bill collectors,


Four Bible salesmen, four more chums


drinking moonshine, twelve friends and neighbors,




Jump it and dip it down, Peter.


Jump it and dip it down, John.




Jump it and step it and hop it


you'll jump for the law or you won't with


a cousin-in-law by your grandpappy's paw


you can jump if he doesn't with a


cousin-in-law if he doesn't jump away.




[25] Dear Sarah.........................................James Syler




[26] The Gartan Mother's Lullaby*......Neil Ginsberg






Two Rose Songs




[27] The Lovely Rose *.................Paul Ben-Haim




The roses bloom


in the month of May,


But my soul is full of gloom


suffering in love.




The nightingales sing


and are sighing in love,


The passion will kill me,


multiply my pain.




Come faster, oh dove,


Come faster to me,


Come faster, my soul,


Because I shall die.




[28] Go Lovely Rose *....................David Dickau




[29] Amor de mi Alma *.......Z. Randall Stroope




I was born to love only you


My soul has formed you to its measure


I want you as a garment for my soul




Your very image is written on my soul;


Such indescribable intimacy


I hide even from you.




All I have I owe to you;


For you I was born, for you I live,


For you I must die, and for you


I give my last breath.






The University of Miami Chorale




One of nine choral ensembles in the University of Miami School of Music, the University Chorale was founded in 1993 by the current Director of Choral Studies,


Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe. The University of Miami Chorale hasquickly established itself as one of the nation's leading


collegiate choral ensembles. The voices of the University Chorale are chosen from across campus, drawing both music majors and non-music majors. Noted for its innovative and versatile programming, the University Chorale prides itself in singing literature of the Twentieth Century. The Chorale has


recordings with Albany, ANS, and


`Cane Records.










Special Thanks:




William J. Hipp, Dean - School of Music




Bergonzi Quartet: Glenn Basham, Scott Flavin, Pam McConnell, Ross Harbaugh




Choral Teaching Assistants: Carl P. Ashley,


James Eggleston, Daniel J. Hall, Mandy Mikita, Brandon Mowry, David Rhyne, Phillip A. Swan






All selections recorded by Peter McGrath,


except as noted:


1. Paul Griffith


2. Justin Fischer


3. Anne Mathews








† Cathedral of St. Mary


# Gusman Concert Hall - University of Miami


* Wertheim Concert Hall - Florida International University






Gusman: AKG C-426B, DPA 4006


Wertheim & Cathedral of St. Mary:


Schoeps KFM-6, MK21, MK2S, MK8




Editing & Mastering


Paul Griffith






Dr. Robert Gower, Conductor


Anita Castiglione


David Rhyne




Five Hebrew Songs


Commissioned by:


Abraham Frost Commission Series




CD Design: William Clifford


Shell Art © William Clifford


Photography: Richard Lehman




Total Running Time - 72:16










Jo-Michael Scheibe is a Professor and Program Director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami, where he conducts the University Chorale, coordinates the choral program, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Ensembles under his leadership have sung at state, regional, and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) as well as various performances with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Marvis Martin, and Kenny Loggins. Dr. Scheibe is widely recognized for his work with contemporary choral literature, new music commissions and young composers. He is in frequent demand nationally and internationally as a clinician, conductor, and adjudicator.


Dr. Scheibe served as Artisic Director of the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay from 1997 through 2001. In 2000, Dr. Scheibe assumed the position of Conductor of the Florida Philharmonic Chorus, the principal chorus for the Florida Philharmonic, James Judd, Music Director. He is the founder of the Long Beach Master Chorale as well as the founding conductor of the Los Angeles-based semi-professional ensemble, Abend Kammer Chor.


Dr. Scheibe has prepared choruses for James Judd, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jahja Ling, Murray Sidlin, Irwin Hoffman, Paul Salamunovich, Thomas Sanderling, and Alain Lombard. Dr. Scheibe also serves as Director of Music Ministries at the historic Coral Gables Congregational Church. His recordings are available on the Albany, `Cane, and ANS labels. Walton and Colla Voce Press publish Dr. Scheibe's internationally distributed Choral Series focusing on music of the Twentieth and Twenty-first century composers.




Robert Gower, Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at the University of Miami, earned his B.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of South Florida and a D.M.A. from the University of Miami. He is coordinator of the Undergraduate Theory Program, associate conductor and pianist for the University of Miami Chorale and conductor of the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, and is on the conducting staff of the University of Miami Summer Choral Camp. In addition to his ensemble and teaching duties, Dr. Gower is Director of Music at Coconut Grove United Methodist Church and is well known for his contributions to community and church music in Miami. A number of his compositions and arrangements have been published with Galleria Press and Warner Brothers Publications.




Anita Castiglione, Pianist, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University


of Miami, where she studied on scholarship with Dr. Rosalina Sackstein.


She continued her studies on scholarship with Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, earning a Master of Science Degree in Piano Performance. She has performed throughout the United States and in Salzburg, Austria, as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. For the past eleven years, Ms. Castiglione has been Choral Director and Music Theory Instructor at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey. Currently, she is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Accompanying/Chamber Music at the University of Miami under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Posnak.




the Chorale




jaclyn ainsworth


Greg Amato


Alexander Apostolov


Carl p. Ashley


Johann Avenarius


Adele Bagley


Kristy Barnes




Sarah Bright




Kate Buddenhagen


Melonie Bueno


David Bush






Toni Casamassina






Nazia Chaudhry


Emily Darsie


Katie Defiglio


Travis Dickenson


Kiara Duran


JameS Eggleston


Paul Fisher


Lindsay Garfield




Adam GIlbert




Daniel J. Hall




Ashaala Jenkins


Lissette Jimenez


Danielle Karliner


Anna Kerlek


Alison Kramer




Kier Lehman


Omar Lopez-Cepero




Yvette Martinez


Jessica Matzuk




Mandy mikita


karen miskell


Brandon Mowry


Rebecca Nelson


Masahisa Okada


Angela Pasquini


Debbie Perlicz


Nicholas Perna


amy Phillips


Sha-ron prescott


David Ramcharitar


Kenneth Reid


Lloyd Reshard


David Rhyne


jennifer rolnick


IAn Rose


keri scarfone


Brian Shaw


Michael sholl


Amy Smith


kristopher smith


Kathryn Smithyman


amanda Spivak


Gabrielle Spivak


Timothy Stapleton


eric stinnett


Phillip A. Swan


matthew swann


Charlotte Towne


Cameron Underwood


David van Zyll De Jong


Jessica West


travis whitlock


Grant Williams




Department of Vocal Performance




david alt, chair


mark aliapoulios


ross barentyne-truluck


elisabeth braden


deborah crawford


kimberly deacha


esther jane hardenbergh


diane mauch


donald oglesby


nobleza pilar


jo-michael scheibe


mary scheibe


jana young


russell young






[1] O vos omnes 3:22


Tomás Luis de Victoria


[2] Ave Maria 2:05


Steven Edwards




An Eclectic Missa Brevis




[3] Kyrie (from the Mass for Four Voices) 2:02


William Byrd


[4] Gloria (from the Messe) 4:38


Frank Martin


[5] Sanctus (from the Messe) 4:16


Frank Martin


[6] Agnus Dei (from the Mass for Four Voices) 2:31


William Byrd




Five Hebrew Love Songs


Eric Whitacre


Poems by Hila Plitmann




[7] Temuná 1:40


[8] Kalá kallá 2:49


[9] Lárov 0:51


[10] Éyze Shéleg! 2:12


[11] Rakút 2:04




Selections from Neue Liebeslieder, op. 65


Johannes Brahms


Poems by G.F. Daumer and W. Goethe)


[12] Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung 0:39


[13] Finstere Schatten der Nacht 1:54


[14] Ihr schwarzen Augen, ihr durft nur winken 0:48


[15] Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter 0:46


[16] Vom Gebirge Well' auf Well' 1:04


[17] Weiche Gräser im Revier 2:02


[18] Nagen am Herzen 1:29


[19] Alles, alles in den Wind 0:44


[20] Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten 1:11


[21] Nein, Geliebter, setze dich mir 2:01


[22] Flammenauge, dunkles Haar 1:43


[23] Zum Schluss: Nun, ihr Musen, genug! 2:30




[24] Las Agachadas 3:03


Aaron Copland


[25] Dear Sarah 8:14


James Syler


[26] The Gartan Mother's Lullaby 3:53


Neil Ginsberg


Two Rose Songs


[27] The Lovely Rose 2:37


Paul Ben-Haim


[28] Go Lovely Rose 3:26


David Dickau


[29] Amor de mi Alma 5:22


Z. Randall Stroope