23. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Hymn Sing

Here is a different style of hymn singing from the Baptist Church.

This first is from a documentary:

Now just listen (you may have to adjust the sound as they get quite loud, but this is powerful singing!) …

Here’s a bit of info from the YouTube page:
These are spirituals and hymns as has been done (since slavery days) in Piedmont area of North and South Carolina. It may be unfamilar because pre-gospel music has died out (replaced by gospel) in most (if not all) areas of the US.

23. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Purcell: Funeral Sentences (only one part)
Clare College Cambridge

Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

23. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday @ Noon Music

Before the Throne of God

(I wish there wasn’t any talking in this, but I like the arrangement so I’m featuring it anyway. If I can find a string quartet without the background chatter I’ll put it up next time.)

Cygnet String Quartet plays “Before the Throne of God Above” arranged by Eden String Quartet.

1st Violin — Stevan Lukich
2nd Violin — Sarah Dremann
Cello — Tyler Stembridge
Viola — Darby Fitch

23. October 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Palestrina: Super Flumina
Taipei Chamber Singers

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.