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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: The Aeolians at Calvin University

The Aeolians of Oakwood University led a festival of songs at the Calvin Symposium on Worship in January 2020.

The songs below come from a song festival at the Calvin Symposium of Worship in January 2020 and was led by The Aeolians of Oakwood University, directed by Jason Max Ferdinand. The orchestral musicians are from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

The Aeolians of Oakwood University, established in 1946, performs choral music repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century, under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand. In 2017, they won the Choir of the World award at the LLangollen International Musical Festival. In 2018, they won three gold medals at the 10th World Choir Games and the championship in both the University Choirs and the Spirituals categories. In 2019, they became the first HBCU choir to be selected from blind auditions to perform at the National ACDA Conference.

Jason Max Ferdinand is a professor, the director of choral activities, and the chair of the music department at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He is in his twelfth season conducting the world-renowned The Aeolians of Oakwood University. He maintains an active schedule as a composer, presenter, adjudicator, and guest conductor for high school, collegiate, and church choirs throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. His choral series bearing his name is in circulation by Walton Music, a division of GIA Publications, Inc. His greatest passion is watching those who he has mentored become conductors and composers in their own right.

"Jehovah Sabaoth" (God of Angel Armies)

Text and Tune: Donald Lawrence.
Used by permission.

"Away in Danger"

Text and Tune: Shawn Kirchner.
Used by permission.

"Chariot Jubilee"

Text and Tune: R. Nathaniel Dett; instrumentation arr. Jason Max Ferdinand. Roderick George, Tenor
Used by permission.

"The Gospel Train"

Music: arr. Ken Burton.
Used by permission.

"The Holy City"

Text and Tune: Stephen Adams; arr. Noble Cain F.E. Weatherly; © 1946 (Renewed) BBI.WN. Mills Publishing Corp.
Used by permission.

Tannhauser "Pilgrim's Chorus"

Text and Tune: Richard Wagner, arr. William Dawson. © Neil Kjos.
Used by permission

"Shout for Joy"

Text and Tune: Adolphus Hailstork © 2000 Theodore Presser Co.
Used by permission.

"Examine me"

Text and Tune: Cedric Dent.
Used by Permission.

"When I Lay Me Down to Sleep"

Text and Tune: James Mulholland © 1999 Colla Voce Music, Inc.
Used by permission.


Text and Tune: C.A. Tindley, arr. Nathan Carter © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved. Reprinted and recorded under A-703303.