The 1960 Spring Concert of the Virginia Glee Club was conducted by David Davis as part of the Glee Club 1959-1960 season. Held March 22, 1960 in Old Cabell Hall, the concert featured the Longwood College Choir (conducted by John Molnar) and the Madrigal Singers of Longwood College as guests. The concert featured the premiere of "Early Rising," a composition by Philip Slates, as well as a performance of Davis's "Tudor Moods."


  1. Adoramus Te (Orlandus Lassus, arr. S.D.T) (VGC)
  2. Bois épais (Jean Baptiste Lully, arr. C.S.) (VGC)
  3. Ave Maria (Jacques Arcadelt, arr. N.G.) (LCC)
  4. The Nightingale (Thomas Weelkes, arr. H.L.) (LCC)
  5. Twenty-third Psalm (Franz Schubert, arr. L.V.S.) (LCC)
  6. O bone Jesu (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, arr. H.C.-L.) (Madrigal Singers)
  7. O Jesu so sweet (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. K.K.D.) (MS)
  8. Ye hands and braes of bonnie Doon (Scottish, setting by Granville Bannock) (MS)
  9. O can ye sew cushions (Scottish, attributed to James Miller)
  10. April is in my mistress' face (Thomas Morley, arr. K.K.D.)
  11. Nymphs and shepherds (Henry Purcell, arr. G.M.H.)
  12. Tarantella (Randall Thompson (1937)) (VGC)
  13. Early Rising (to a text by John Godfrey Saxe) (Philip Slates (1954)) (VGC) (First performance)
  14. sam was a man (to a text by e.e.cummings) (Vincent Persichetti (1948)) (VGC)
  15. Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54 (Johannes Brahms, ca. 1871) (VGC/LCC/MS)
  16. Tudor Moods (Three Tudor English Poems) (David Davis) (VGC/LCC/MS)
    1. Farewell this company, if you love sadness (Robert Chamberlain)
    2. Swell me a bowl with lusty wine (Ben Johnson)
    3. Melancholy, hence! (James Shirley)


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