selections were transferred from an L P album
purchased by Elizabeth Woerner,
and furnished for this purpose by her son,
Due to the condition of the original album, portions of two selections have been replaced with selections from the 1962 performance which was recorded at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in St. Louis, Mo.
--- "Sing along files", 3 Parts, 12 Titles ---
(The audio link to each "Track - Title" is found on the "Pages" you
select below. If your audio is opened in your browser, I suggest that you
open the "audio" link in "a new tab" so as not to cover the sheet music)
Part 1, The Glorious Promise
Track 1 - Pages 5 - 7
2,3, 4 - Pages 8 - 28
Part 2, The Glorious Fulfillment
8. The Crucifixion
Chorus with Bass & Alto Solo
The Messiahs Ministry
Track 5, 6 - Pages 29 - 38
His Passion and Death
Track 7, 8 - Pages 39 - 62
Track 9, 10 - Pages 63 - 72
Part 3, The Glorious Consummation
from 1st Corinthians 15
Track 11, 12 - Pages 73 - 94
| This page is the result of the
effort to revive the work of composer David W
Thornton, initiated by Beth Provinse of St Louis,
Mo.. Her early research led to the cantata as
recorded in 1962 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
That production is available on a site maintained by
Dan Thornton - aptly named myheartisglad.com
To my knowledge:
- the orchestration has not been made available to the public;
- the initial performance of My Heart Is Glad was presented Easter of 1940 from copies of the manuscript, which was written for piano and organ;
- in 1944, while the composer was serving in the United States Navy, the St Louis music company of Albert Scholin published that manuscript.
- the work became widely adopted!
Please advise of errors.
Understand that, unlike so many in this family, I am not a musician. I do not pluck a fiddle or blow a horn and cannot read a note of music, but I love to sing (or I did once upon a time). I am the most unlikely person to address a work as impressive as this - but in total agreement with Beth - this is music with a message and it is pleasing to God, methink, to see it preserved and passed on to future generations. Perhaps it should be presented as a .pdf file, or whatever the latest technology happens to be, but that is beyond my "COS" (civilian occupational specialty).
This can be cleaned up for presentation to choir directors and music departments if you wish?
Please consider sending any information concerning this work that you feel will enhance the effort to: