2009 Concert

May 16 – “Many Voices, One Land – Songs of Peace and Justice in the American Tradition”



  1. Sing Me a Song with Social Significance (1937) – from the musical “Pins & Needles” by Harold Rome
  2. Northfield – lyrics: Isaac Watts (1701), music: Jeremiah Ingalls (1804) – Shape note hymn adapted by Seattle Peace Chorus
  3. Slave Song Trilogy (1820-1850) – arr. by Melanie DeMore, African-American slave code songs
  4. Tenting Tonight (1864) – Walter Kittredge, arr. Aileen Vance
  5. How Can I Keep From Singing? (1850-1870) – Robert Lowery/Ira Sankey/Doris Plenn, arr. Aileen Vance
  6. Kaulana Na Pua, Famous Are the Flowers (1893) – Ellen K. Prendergast & David Kalauokalani, Sr.  Solo: Takashi Yogi
  7. He Mele Lahui Hawai’i, Hawaiian National Anthem (1866) – Queen Liliuokalani
  8. The Cradle Will Rock (1937) – Marc Blitzstein
  9. Mayn Rue Plats, My Quiet Place (early1900’s) – Morris Rosenfeld, arr. Aileen Vance.  Thanks to Mark Levy, Mark Zuckerman, &  Ethel Raim for the inspiration.
  10. Calypso Freedom (1960s) – trad. Jamaican tune based on “Banana Boat Song,” SNCC Singers/Bernice Johnson Reagon/Sweet Honey in the Rock
  11. 1000 Grandmothers (1995) – Holly Near, vocal arr. Glenn Merbach; piano arr. Colin Hannon
  12. Si Somos Americanos, If We are Americans (1965-1970) – Rolando Alarcón, arr. Alejandro Pino G.
  13. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (1949) – Ed McCurdy, arr. Robert De Cormier
  14. Why Shouldn’t We? (2007) – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  15. Indanee/Indian Prayer (1974)  – Victorio Roland Mousaa  & Tom Pacheco
  16. This Land is Your Land (1940) – Woody Guthrie, arr. Robert De Cormier

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