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Welcome to the wedding of

Jamie Spadini
Keelan Evans

Saturday, October 7th 2006
Philadelphia, PA

Rev. Paul Fullmer, Ph.D., Officiant
Kelly Spadini, Rachael Evans, Bridesmaids
Scott Donofrio, Tim Duff, Groomsmen
Maura Evans, Melanie Young, Fiona Evans, Candle Bearers
Anthony Spadini, Ring Bearer
Daniella Spadini, Flower Girl


Chume, chum, geselle mîn,Come, come, my love,
ih enbîte harte dîn.I long for you.
Suzer rosenvarwer munt,Sweet rowy red lips,
chum und mache mich gesunt.Come and make me better.

read by Rachael Evans

Of all the Souls that stand create—            from Love Song
I have elected—One—Everything that touches us, you and me,
When Sense from Spirit—files away—takes us together like a bow's stroke,
And Subterfuge—is done—that draws one voice from two strings.
When that which is—and that which was—Upon what instrument are we spanned?
Apart—intrinsic—stand—And what musician holds us in his hand?
And this brief Drama in the flesh—Oh sweet song!
Is shifted—like a Sand—   --Rainer Maria Rilke
When Figures show their royal Front—
And Mists—are carved away,
Behold the Atom—I preferred—
To all the lists of Clay!
   --Emily Dickinson


         An die Freude         Ode to Joy
Freude, schöner Götterfunken,Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Tochter aus Elisium,Daughter of Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunkenWe approach fire-drunk,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum.Heavenly One, your shrine.
Deine Zauber binden wieder,Your magic reunites
was die Mode streng geteilt;What custom sternly divides;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,All people become brothers
wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.Where your gentle wing alights.
Wem der grosse Wurf gelungen,Whoever succeeds in the great attempt
eines Freundes Freund zu sein;To be a friend of a friend,
wer ein holdes Weib errungeen,Whoever has won a lovely wife,
mische seinen Jubel ein!Let him add his jubilation!
Ja, wer auch nur eine SeeleYes, whoever calls even one soul
sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!His own on the earth's globe!
Und wer es nie gekonnt, der stehleAnd who never has, let him steal,
weinend sich aus diesem Bund!Weeping, away from this group.
Freude trinken alle WesenAll creatures drink joy
an den Brüsten der Natur,At the breasts of nature;
Alle Guten, alle BösenAll the good, all the evil
folgen ihrer Rosenspur.Follow her roses' trail.
Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,Kisses she gave to us, and wine,
einen Freund, geprüft im Tod.A friend, proven unto death;
Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben,Pleasure was granted to the worm,
und der Cherub steht vor Gott.And the cherub stands before God
   --text by Friedrich Schiller,
     music by Ludwig van Beethoven

Many thanks to our musicians:

Emily Gibsonsoprano
James MesburpianoElaine Allardalto
Julia DeákviolinDamien Halltenor
Masayuki Gibsonbass

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