I enjoyed this … maybe some of you will as well.

From the YouTube page:
Padayon is a song of encouragement for one to continue or to proceed even – or, especially – when life becomes difficult. The text is meant to be a kind of gentle persuasion for one to take control of one’s circumstance. The word “Padayon”, from the Visayan language that means “to continue”, simply captures the idea behind this work. All the hardships that we have encountered must – instead of serving as hindrances – compel us to carry on and continue.

Judith Weir: Drop Down, Ye Heavens, From Above
The Choir of Trinity Church, Boston; Richard Webster, Director of Music and Organist

When SO many of us oboists are asked what string instrument we’d choose cello is the response. Well … there’s THIS …! She chose and plays it!

Premier mouvement de la sonate en trio HWV385
de Georg Friedrich Haendel
(écrite pour deux hautbois et basse continue)

Hautbois et violoncelle :
Mathilde Lebert,
hautbois solo de l’Orchestre National de France

Elizabeth Alexander: When the Song of the Angels is Stilled
Luther College Aurora; Emily Ellsworth, Conductor

Amy Beach: Peace I Leave With You
Jubilate Chamber Choir

I’m starting a new series and I hope you enjoy it! I will first attempt to post virtual choirs, but that might not always be possible.

Amy Beach: With Prayer and Supplication
Jubilate Chamber Choir

I’ve been told it it acceptable to continue posting Christmas music. And so I shall. Besides … this has oboe in it, and quite beautifully played!

Rutter: Angels’ Carol
Old Presbyterian Meeting House Virtual Choir (Alexandria, VA); Steven Seigart, Conductor
(Sadly I see no instrumentalist names here.)

My studio has a couple of openings. If you are interested in Zoom lessons, feel free to contact me. I’d love to add just a few more to the studio, and these days you don’t even have to live near me to have lessons!

Stille Nacht, arr. Rutter
The King’s Singers

I know Christmas was on Friday, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop posting Christmas music … right?

Healey Willan: Hodie, Christus natus est
Capilano University Festival Chorus and University Singers