Imants Raminsh: Ubi caritas
Emila Darzina jauktais koris (Lativa)

… but posted on Sunday anyway, because I just watched it and enjoyed it.

Paradox is John Marshall and Lynne Feller-Marshall

Mendelssohn: Der zweite Psalm
The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota; Rene Clausen, Conductor

Richard Woodhams, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s celebrated principal oboist for four decades, has decided to retire. Woodhams plans to play through the orchestra’s 2017-18 season, including summer concerts, and then step down, an orchestra spokeswoman said.

“I think I am still playing well and am in good health, and I think that’s the right time to do this sort of thing for me. It was pretty simple,” said Woodhams. “That’s basically my rationale. I’m 68 years old, and all good things must come to an end. When you play a piece of music, you want a nice beginning and a convincing ending. I just thought it was a good time to move on.”

RTWT

He joined Philadelphia in 1977. That’s one mighty fine and lengthy career! Congratulations, Mr. Woodhams!

I’m sure I’ll feature this Voces8 video on my Sunday Morning music soon, but I’m just so darn excited to know I’ll be hearing them live this coming Monday I have to share this now as well.

Because beauty.

VOCES8: Beati Quorum Via – Charles Villiers Stanford

“Blessed are those who walk undefiled in the name of the Lord.”

Because this:

Buxtehude: Abendmusik
Ensemble Masque & Vox Luminis

Side Note: The vocal group, Vox Luminis, is asking for financial help, if you are able and care to give:

… not oboes, but their recorder playing is mighty nice. I don’t know their ages, but the YouTube page says they are from the ChunCheon Seonglim Elementary School.

Because oboes are definitely associated with royalty!

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
FestspielOrchester Göttingen; Laurence Cummings, Director

Are the two young ones playing the little bassoons adorable or what?

Lyadov, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov – Variations on The Children’s Theme “Tati-tati”

Victor Khotulev (flute),
Anastasiya Tabankova (oboe),
Ekaterina Voroshilova (oboe),
Nikolay Ageev (clarinet),
Sergey Strishenko (clarinet),
Anastasiya Batrakova (bassoon),
Ilya Kashtan (bassoon),
Leonid Guryev (trumpet),
Dmitry Kuznetsov (horn),
Mary Maystrenko (horn),
Yaroslav Mikheev (fagottino),
Polina Provotorova (fagottino).
Conductor – Valery Berezin.

Vaughan Williams: Benedictus
Oxford Choir