Es kommt ein Schiff geladen
Christian Steyer & Berliner Solistenchor

“Es kommt ein Schiff geladen”
Performed by »Christian Steyer & Berliner Solistenchor« live at Segenskirche Berlin, December 2008.
SOLO: Jennifer Kothe & Sachar Bialecki.
PIANO: Christian Steyer.
SINGERS: Samirah Al Amrie, Dana Apitz, Kristofer Benn, Sachar Bialecki, Robert Brenner, Lucia Cadotsch, Nadja Eustermann, Maria Goeres, Maria Helmin,Daniel James, Andreas Jocksch, Sarah Kaiser, Sonja Kandels, Max Keilbach, Jennifer Kothe, Markus Krafczinski, Almut Kühne, Yelena Kuljic, Henrik Mei, Hagen Möbius
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Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, arr. Oliver Gies
Jazzchor der Uni Bonn; Jan-Hendrik Herrmann, Conductor

Max Reger: Es kommt ein Schiff, geladen
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart: Marckus Creed, Conductor

There comes a galley, laden
Up to the highest board;
She bears a heav’nly burthen,
The Father’s eterne Word.

She saileth on in silence,
Her freight of value vast:
With Charity for mailsail,
And Holy Ghost for mast.

The ship has dropt her anchor,
Is safely come to land;
The Word eterne, in likeness
Of man, on earth doth stand.

At Bethlem in a stable,
To save the world forlorn
(O bless Him for His mercy),
Our Saviour Christ is born.

And whosoe’er with gladness
Would kiss him and adore,
Must first endure with Jesus
Great pain and anguish sore.

Must die with Him moreover,
And rise in flesh again,
To win that life eternal,
Which doth to Christ pertain.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Clare College Choir, Cambridge

Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
St. Jacob’s Youth Choir; Mikael Wedar, Conductor

Gabrieli: Angelus Domini Descendit

Over on Facebook a friend gave musicians (and others could use this too, really) a very good reminder. She urged those who were sick to stay home. As she said, this time of year is a very busy month for musicians (well, not for me … but so it goes) and that most orchestras do have a sick day. Coming sick to work can affect so many others. It’s not fair to them. Yes, you might lose income. That’s difficult. But is it fair to think only of one’s self?

As she wrote, “missing one service may keep others from missing much more.”

I read her post the day I was feeling fairly miserable. I had been thinking, “Oh I think I can probably make it through the opera — it’s short!” After reading her post I immediately contacted our personnel manager and let him know I was sick. He found a great sub. I stayed home in bed. I am better now. I’m also very grateful for that Facebook post.

So thank you, Meredith, for your wise words!

Ambrosius von Mailand: Veni redemptor gentium (Come, Redeemer of the nations)
ensemble officium

Veni, Veni Emmanuel, arr. Philip Lawson
The Gesualdo Six

Patrick Dunachie, Guy James – Countertenor
Joseph Wicks, Hiroshi Amako – Tenor
Michael Craddock – Baritone
Jonathan Pacey – Bass

Hubert Bird: Adam Lay Ybounden
DU Lamont Chorale: Ana Spadoni, Conductor