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When Storms Arise (from Three Dunbar hymns)


S.A.T.B., a cappella
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HAILSTORK
THREE DUNBAR HYMNS
1. When Storms Arise
for S.A.T.B. Chorus, a cappella

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

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PREFACE to THREE DUNBAR HYMNS


by Adolphus Hailstork
Paul Laurence Dunbar was born June 27, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio. He died
there on February 9, 1906. Dunbar was the first African-American poet
to garner national critical acclaim. He penned a large body of dialect
poems, standard English poems, essays, novels, and short stories, before
he died at age 33. His work often addressed the difficulties encountered
by members of his race and the efforts of African-Americans to achieve
equality in America. He was praised both by the prominent literary critics
of his time and by his literary contemporaries.
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These three compositions are settings of poems that Dunbar titled


Hymn. WHEN STORMS ARISE is the centerpiece of my cantata CRISPUS
ATTUCKS, honoring the African-American who is widely recognized as
the first person to give his life in the American fight for independence.
LEAD GENTLY, LORD begins the church service part of my operatic
song-cycle PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR: COMMON GROUND.
LITTLE LAMB rounds out this set which is dedicated to Nina Scott and
her Renaissance High School Choir of Detroit, Michigan.
The complete works CRISPUS ATTUCKS and PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR:
COMMON GROUND are both available on rental from Theodore Presser
Company.

for Nina Scott and the


Renaissance High School Choir, Detroit, MI

Duration: c. 3'

THREE DUNBAR HYMNS


PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (18721906)

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK

1. When Storms Arise


for S.A.T.B. Chorus, a cappella

Moderato ( = c. 52)
Soprano
Alto

When

storms

Tenor
Bass

When

storms

rise

rise

And

And

dark

ning

dark

ning

skies

skies

bout

me

threat

ning

bout

12

low

er,

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To

thee, O Lord,

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4
16

To

thee

my

tor

tured

spir it

flies

For

21

so

lace

in

that

hour.

The might

26

The

might

arm

The

arm

Will

let
Come

30

Will

let

no

harm

harm

Come

Come

34

near

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no

me

nor

be

fall

me;

Thy

5
38

voice shall qui

et

my

larm,

When

lifes

great

42

bat

tle

wax

eth

warm

No

foe

man

46

shall

ap

pall

me.

Up

on

thy

51

Up

Up

on

thy

breast

breast

se

Se

cure

rest,

56

cure

rest,

From

sor row
From

From
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60

and

vex

tion;

No

more by

ful

But

64

cares op

pressed,

But

in

69

blest,

God,

74

God,

thy

pres

ver

Lord

God,

rit.

God

of

my

God

77

va

ence

God,

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sal

ADolPHUS HAilSToRk received his doctorate in composition from Michigan State


University, where he was a student of H. Owen Reed. He completed earlier studies
at the Manhattan School of Music under Vittorio Giannini and David Diamond, the
American Institute at Fontainebleau with Nadia Boulanger, and Howard University
with Mark Fax.
Dr. Hailstork has created works for chorus, solo voice, piano, organ, various chamber
ensembles, band, and orchestra. Early compositions include Celebration, recorded
by the Detroit Symphony in 1976; and two works for band (Out of the Depths, 1977,
and American Guernica, 1983), both of which won national competitions. Consort
Piece (1995), commissioned by the Norfolk Chamber Ensemble, was awarded first
prize by the University of Delaware Festival of Contemporary Music.
Dr. Hailstorks music has been performed by such prestigious ensembles as the
Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic,
under the batons of leading conductors such as James DePreist, Daniel Barenboim,
Kurt Masur, and Lorin Maazel.
Recent commissions include: Earthrise, a large-scale choral work premiered by
James Conlon and the Cincinnati May Festival; Three Studies on Chant Melodies
for the American Guild of Organists National Convention; Whitmans Journey, a
cantata for chorus and orchestra premiered by the Master Chorale of Washington,
DC at the Kennedy Center; Rise for Freedom, an opera about the Underground
Railroad, for the Cincinnati Opera Company; Serenade for chorus and orchestra,
commissioned by Michigan State University; and Set Me on a Rock, for chorus and
orchestra, commissioned by the Houston Choral Society. Hailstorks second and
third symphonies are recorded by the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, under
David Lockington, on the Naxos label.
Dr. Hailstork, who has received honorary doctorates from Michigan State University
and the College of William and Mary, resides in Virginia Beach, VA; he serves as
Professor of Music and Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

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