26. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Paul Mealor: Love’s as warm as tears
Westminster Williamson Voices; James Jordan, Conductor; Hunter Thomas, Tenor Soloist

Love’s as warm as tears,
Love is tears:
Pressure within the brain,
Tension at the throat,
Deluge, weeks of rain,
Haystacks afloat,
Featureless seas between hedges,
Where once was green,

Love’s as fierce as fire,
Love is fire:
All sorts infernal hear, and pride,
Lyric desire, when denied,
And that empty flame,
Whence all loves came.

Love’s as fresh as spring, Love is spring.
Love’s as hard as nails, Love is nails.

Blunt, thick, hammered through the medial nerves of One
Who, having made us knew The thing
He had done,
Seeing (with all that is)
Our Cross,
And His.

– C.S. Lewis

26. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Paul Mealor: Ubi caritas
Sam Houston State University Chorale; Dr. James Franklin, Conductor

21. August 2018 · Comments Off on Music Making · Categories: Ramble

James Rose is used to being underestimated. “Until the age of 11, I was in a special school, and then I asked my parents to move me into a mainstream one because I was getting bored,” he tells me. “I was being given work aimed at five- and six-year-olds.”

RTWT

19. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Ilyas Iliya: Avoonan dbishmayya (“Lord’s Prayer”)
CORO Vocal Artists; Matthew Oltman, Conductor

19. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

William Billings: David’s Lamentation
Fog City Singers

12. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Vaughan Williams; I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Chant Claire Chamber Choir; Benjamin Bedroske, Director

12. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Heyr himna smiour (Icelandic hymn)
Olga Vocal Ensemble

Hear, smith of the heavens,
what the poet asks.
May softly come unto me
thy mercy.
So I call on thee,
for thou hast created me.
I am thy slave,
thou art my Lord.

God, I call on thee
to heal me.
Remember me, mild one,
Most we need thee.
Drive out, O king of suns,
generous and great,
every human sorrow
from the city of the heart.

Watch over me, mild one,
Most we need thee,
truly every moment
in the world of men.
send us, son of the virgin,
good causes,
all aid is from thee,
in my heart.?

05. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Felix Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden
Northwestern University Chorus; Donald Nally, Conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra; Victor Yampolsky, Conductor

Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich,
Herr Gott, zu unsern Zeiten;
Es ist doch ja kein andrer nicht,
Der für uns könnte streiten,
Denn du, unsr Gott, alleine.

Grant us peace graciously,
Lord God, in our time;
there is indeed no other
who could fight for us
than You, our God, alone.

Text: transl. Martin Luther (1483 – 1546)

05. August 2018 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Giovanni Croce: Veni in hortum meum
Munich University Choir; Verena Egger, Director