1. Prelude: Allegro, by Francesco Maria Veracini, performed by Marissa Regni, violin: "I selected this piece for two reasons: 1. It's something I learned as a child, and Janet would have heard me play it several times and 2. It's such a lively, vibrant piece--words I would use to describe Janet. I think it's great celebratory music to honor her wonderful life. Best, Marissa Regni.
2. Offertory: Paratum cor meum by Heinrich Schütz Janet Wheeler, soprano, with The Telemann Society Chorus and Orchestra, under Richard Schultze from Vox STDL 500.760 Stereo Recording; washed and remastered by Mike Burke in 2016. Translation: "My heart is ready, o Lord. I will sing and make melody in my glory, Awake now, my glory, Awake now, lute and harp; I will awake the dawn. I will sing thee praises among the people, o Lord. I will sing thee praises among all nations on earth."
3. Anthem: Angstwagen for soprano and percussion (1971) music and text by Rolv Yttrehus from NWCR843 The Music of Rolv Yttrehus – New World Records. Janet Wheeler, soprano; Gordon Gottlieb, and Daniel Druckman, percussion; Rolv Yttrehus, conductor. Text: "Anguish wagon moves slowly, ever onward." Mr. Yttrehus, is my mother's "significant other."
4. Dedication: Widmung music by Robert Schumann, poem by Friedrich Rückert, sung by Janet Wheeler, soprano, David Walther, bass and Clair VanAusdall, piano. All three performers were approximately the same age at the time of this recording. 2016 recording and re-mastering by Mike Burke. Translation: "You, my soul; you, my heart; you, my delight; o you my sorrow; you, the world in which I live; you, my heaven to which I float; o you my grave, into which I eternally travel! You are silence, you are peace, You come to me from heaven. That you love me makes me worthy; your sight has transfigured me; you have loved me above myself, my good spirit, my better me."
5. Postlude: Sound The Trumpet performed by soprani: Janet Wheeler and Charlotte Regni Lord, music by Henry Purcell; text attributed to Nahum Tate: "SOUND THE TRUMPET, 'til around You make the list'ning Shores rebound. On the sprightly HAUTBOY play; All the Instruments of Joy That skilful Numbers can employ To celebrate the GLORIES of this Day."