01. June 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Carlo Gesualdo: Benedictus

From the YouTube page:
Live performance by TENET on March 10, 2013 at Trinity Church.

TENET is a leading vocal ensemble of soloists specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music under the artistic direction of Jolle Greenleaf. In 2012, TENET created TENEbrae to honor the wealth of incredible Renaissance and Baroque music created for Holy Week. TENET. During Lent of 2013, Trinity Wall Street presented TENET in a series of six performances including this one.

Here (pdf) you can find information about the performance including program info, texts and translations, and program notes written by Trinity Wall Street’s director if music and the arts, Julian Wachner. For more information about TENET, please visit www.TENETnyc.com.

Audio and video recording by Trinity Wall Street audio and video department.

Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director
Julian Wachner, conductor

Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Mellissa Hughes, soprano
Luthien Brackett, alto
Matthew Anderson, tenor
James Kennerley, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
Julian Wachner, chamber organ

01. June 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Monteverdi: Laetatus sum

From the YouTube page:
The Green Mountain Project (music director Scott Metcalfe and artistic director Jolle Greenleaf) presented “A Grand Festive Vespers in Venice, c. 1640, for the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary” with music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555-1612) and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-c. 1676), at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City, January, 2012.

Featured performers: Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn (soprano), Jason McStoots and Zachary Wilder (tenor), Jesse Blumberg and David McFerrin (bass), Scott Metcalfe and Julie Andrijeski (violin), Emily Walhout (bass violin), Greg Ingles and Eric Schmalz (sackbut), Avi Stein (organ), Hank Heijink and Daniel Swenberg (theorbo).

Audio Recording: Marc Aubort. Cameras: Dan Fridman, Scott Greenleaf and John Stone. Video Editing: John Stone.

I was glad in this, when it was said to me:
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet will stand within your entrance, Jerusalem; Jerusalem, which is built like a city
Which is compact together.
For there the tribes will ascend,
The tribes of the Lord, of the testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there will be placed thrones of judgment,
The thrones over the house of David.
Pray that Jerusalem be at peace,
And that there be abundance for those who love you.
May there be peace in your strength,
And abundance in your towers.
For my brothers and my neighbors’ sake
I will ask for peace for you.
For the sake of the house of the Lord my God
I have sought good things for you.
Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, now,
And forever, in the age to come. Amen.