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Anonymous 4
Grace & Glory

Renowned for their ethereal vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 have been touring and recording for nearly thirty years. Long celebrated for their performances of medieval music — as well as American folksong, shape note tunes, and gospel — these four fine singers perform with a “signature radiant tone and pure blend of voices” (NPR).

To kick off Duke Performances’ Vocal Ensemble Series and to bid farewell to Durham before disbanding in 2015/16, Anonymous 4 bring their Grace and Glory program to Baldwin Auditorium. The first half of the program, Marie et Marion, showcases 13th-century French music, both sacred and profane, from the Montpellier Codex. After the intermission, the quartet shifts to a set of new arrangements of American folk music and hymns popular in 1865, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War.


Anonymous: Mater Dei Plena/Mater Virgo Pia/EIUS, Mo 66
Anonymous: A la Clarté qui tout/ET ILLUMINARE, Mo 189
Anonymous: Hé mere Diu/La Virge Marie/APTATUR, Mo 146
Anonymous: Marie Assumptio Afficiat/Huius Chori Suscipe/TENOR
Anonymous: De la Gloriouse Fénix
Anonymous: Ave Lux Luminum/Salve Virgo Rubens/TENOR, Mo 56
Anonymous: Ave Maris Stella
Anonymous: Ave Beatissima Civitas/Ave Maria Gratia Plena/AVE MARIS STELLA
Anonymous: Douce Dame par Amour/Quant Voi l’Erbe/CUMQUE
Thiebaut d’Amiens: J’ai un Cuer trop lait
Anonymous: Par une Matinée/Mellis stilla/DOMINO, Mo 40
Anonymous: Or voi je bien/Eximium Decus/VIRGO, Mo 273
Anonymous: Plus Bele que Flor/Quant Revient et Fuelle/L’Autrier Joer/FLOS FILIUS, Mo 21

I’m on my journey home (O Who Will Come and Go With Me)
Jewett (Amazing Grace)
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Wayfaring Stranger
Pleading Saviour (Gently, Lord, O Gently Lead Us)
Merrick (Saviour, Visit Thy plantation)
Ninety-Third Psalm (Grace! ‘Tis a Charming Sound)
New Britain (Amazing Grace)
Blooming Vale (O, Were I Like a Feathered Dove)
Shall We Gather at the River
Parting Friends (Farewell, My Friends)
Angel Band

  • Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium