Beautiful Savior, arr. F. Melius Christiansen/Olaf C. Christiansen
St. Olaf Choir

because it’s lovely …

Stellenbosch University Choir

DIE DONKER (The Dark)
Two Afrikaans Songs
Arranged by André van der Merwe

Die Gang – Christopher Torr
(Publisher: Christopher Torr Music)
As performed by Laurika Rauch
Klein Tambotieboom – Die Heuwels Fantasties

Sound Engineer: Dr Gerhard Roux
Video Production: Regardt Visser
Choir Management: US Woordfees – [email protected]

English Translation:

DIE GANG (The Corridor):
In the dark corridor I saw a light, but the flame was delicate and frail.
I yearned for springtime on my uncle’s farm without electricity.
My aunt said, “My child, my child, love and moths are blind.”
The flame is delicate and frail, and like a thief it can disappear in the night.
Deep within the corridor I yearned for something.
The wind was singing that spring would bring love.
I could hear the day withering – it was only the sun disappearing.
And as certain as the earth that turns, a cock would crow again.
One evening the night turned to day as the storm erupted with all its force.
And I hid in the corridor, because I was afraid of the electricity.

KLEIN TAMBOTIEBOOM (a farm in the Limpopo Province of South Africa):
When the shadows come to fetch me, and when the good Lord does not look out for me,
when the ozone layer perishes
and falls into a chandelier of stars,
lay my heart to rest in Klein Tambotieboom and scatter my ashes across the Bushveld horizon.

I would wait to post this for a Sunday Morning or Evening post, but … well … I just can’t wait. It’s just lovely.

Patriarch Ilya II of Georgia: Kyrie Eleison
Russian Orthodox Male Choir of Australia; Gregori Scanlan, Solo; Nectar Kotlaroff, Conductor

Audio Producer: Nektary Kotlaroff
Video Producer: Adrian Metlenko

03. April 2020 · Comments Off on Lovely Friday to You · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

… and here is a lovely way to start it out:

Palestrina: Sicut cervus
Collegium Musicum Almae Matris
Coro e Orchestra dell’Università di Bologna

Editing e mixaggio: Nicola Carli

As a hart longs for the flowing streams,
so longs my soul for thee, O God.

31. December 2019 · Comments Off on Goodbye, 2019. Hello, 2020. · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, vocal · Tags: ,

Linda Kachelmeier: We Toast the Days
Cantus

Performed by Cantus on December 20, 2018 at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul, MN.

Music and lyrics by Linda Kachelmeier
https://www.lindakachelmeier.com/

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When the clock strikes twelve and another year has gone,
I give a kiss to you
As remembrance of the past we have shared and the future yet to come.

We toast the days, both good and bad,
the old friends and the new.
When the clock strikes twelve and another year has gone,
I give a kiss to you.

While the night is long and the bitter cold has come,
we lengthen our embrace
To sustain us as we mourn our regrets and the fear of days unknown.

We toast the days…

As we stand on the edge of another bright new year,
I take your hand in mine
With assurance of the courage we will find
and the hope that leads us on.

06. October 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , , ,

Mendelssohn: Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
Los Cantantes de Manila; Darwin B. Vargas, Conductor

06. October 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Stravinsky: Credo
Intrada; Ekaterina Antonenko, Conductor

17. March 2019 · Comments Off on Prayer of St. Patrick · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, vocal

John Rutter: Prayer of St. Patrick
Cambridge Singers; John Rutter

17. March 2019 · Comments Off on Another Irish Blessing · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, vocal

Irish Blessing: arr. Gavin David Lee
Trondhjems Studentersangforening; Gavin David Lee, Conductor

17. March 2019 · Comments Off on Irish Blessing · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, vocal

There are a few versions of the Irish blessing. I am sharing this first, but may share another in a while.

J. E. Moore: An Irish Blessing
Mixed Choir Juventus: Valdis Tomsons Director