Vijay Singh: Carpenters of God
Central Western University Chamber Choir; Gary Weidenaar, Director

Alexander Levine: The Lord’s Prayer from the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Mariinsky Opera Choir; Andrei Petrenko, Conductor

And this will do very well, thank you very much!

Part 1 – Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra – Collegium Vocale Gent – Skip Sempé
Terpsichore 2015 – Concert de clôture – Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, Paris – 30 novembre 2015
1ère d’une série de 4 vidéos du concert entier / 1st of a series of 4 videos of the entire concert

(Side note: I think there are only two videos … at least that’s all I’ve found.)

Capella I
1:04 – Michael Praetorius – Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, a 4 (Musae Sioniae VI, 1609)
1:41 – Michael Praetorius – Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, a 12 (Musae Sioniae II, 1607)
5:34 – Michael Praetorius – Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, a 4
7:02 – Johann Sebastian Bach – Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel
8:40 – Michael Praetorius – Puer nobis nascitur, a 4 (Musae Sioniae VI, 1609)
9:30 – Michael Praetorius – Gott der Vater wohn uns bei, a 8 (Musae Sioniae I, 1605)
13:47 – Michael Praetorius – Froloch o Tochter Zion fast, a 4 (Musae Sioniae VI, 1609)
14:39 – Michael Praetorius – Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, a 8 (Musae Sioniae I, 1605)

Part 2 – Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra – Collegium Vocale Gent – Skip Sempé
Terpsichore 2015 – Concert de cloture – Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, Paris – 30 novembre 2015
2ème d’une série de 4 vidéos du concert entier / 2nd of a series of 4 videos of the entire concert

Sinfoniae Instrumentalia I
0:48 – John Dowland – Pavan : Lachrimae Antiquae (1604)
5:38 – William Brade – Canzon (1609/V)
8:37 – William Brade / Bateman – Näglein Blumen (1607/XLIV)
10:39 – William Brade – Galliard (1614/XXI)
12:38 – Anthony Holborne – Pavan : The Funerals (1599)
17:57 – William Brade – Allmand (1609)
19:04 – William Brade – Galliard (1614/IX)
20:16 – Michael Praetorius – La Bourée (XXXII)
21:59 – Michael Praetorius – Gavotte (I/1, 2)

Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orchestra – Skip Sempé
Tuomo Suni, Jacek Kurzyd?o – violon
Nick Milne, Julien Léonard, Andreas Linos, Josh Cheatham, Benoît Vanden Bemden – viola da gamba
Julien Martin, Marine Sablonnière, Benoît Toigo, Evolène Kiener, Vincent Courrier – flûte à bec
Doron Sherwin, Josué Meléndez – cornetto
Jasu Moisio – bombarde
Evolène Kiener – dulciane
Simen van Mechelen, Joost Swinkels, Claire MacIntyre – sacqueboute
André Henrich – luth
Françoise Johannel – harpe
Skip Sempé, Olivier Fortin – virginal
Yoann Moulin – virginal / clavecin
Michèle Claude – percussion
Benjamin Alard – orgue

Collegium Vocale Gent
Annelies Brants, Griet De Geyter, Magdalena Podko?cielna, Chiyuki Okamura – soprano
Sofia Gvirts, Cécile Pilorger, Alexander Schneider, Piotr Olech – alto
Johannes Gaubitz, Benjamin Glaubitz, Vincent Lesage, Stephan Gähler – ténor
Stefan Drexlmeier, Matthias Lutze, Sebastian Myrus, Bart Vandewege – basse

Normally we don’t do this … if someone doesn’t come in on a solo, the solo is just missing. It would be rude, for instance, for me to play the principal oboist’s part without her permission and encouragement. (If she suddenly had a coughing fit or something I suppose she might ask me to play … but that’s never happened and I’m happy about that!) But in this case I read that the conductor yelled for someone to sing the soprano solo in Aida because the soloist was AWOL. A violinist stood and did the job.

And she did it well.

Brava, Jennifer Lindsay. I’m impressed!

I was in the fifth grade, and I was trying out different instruments. At first, I tried trumpet, and I was going to go with it, but then they told me I needed to try the oboe because of my straight A’s.

I’ll just leave this with no comment. Aside from commenting to say “no comment,” that is.

Rheinberger: Sanctus & Benedictus
Cantus Missae

… but it’s fun and rather amazing!

The Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina

Alexander Levin: Hide Not They Face From Me
VOCES8

I’ve frequently enjoyed the group VOCES8. They are now saying goodbye to one of their own: Emily Dickens solos in this version of the work, and I assume it may be her final recording with them.

VOCES8: Underneath the Stars

Very cool to hear this!

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