27. September 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™, Videos

Clever video!

My guess is that they sang forwards and only lip synced to the song later backwards, then played the video backwards (if I’m making sense there!), but who knows …?

12. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

USC Chamber Singers: Always Singing by Dale Warland, Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor

Always Singing

Singing, singing, I have had singing.
There was such a lot of singing,
And this was my pleasure too.
The boys all sang in the fields,
And at night we all sang.
The chapels were full of singing,
It was singing all the time.
I have had pleasure,
I have had singing.

-Fred Mitchell (retired farm worker from Akenfield, England, age 84) text paraphrased by the composer

22. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Allegri: Miserere mei Deus
University of Utah Singers

15. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Billy Joel: And So It Goes (arr. Bob Chilcott)
Pete Avendano

08. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Fun! (But he needs lessons on how to hold and play instruments, eh?)

01. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

My faves again! Good old CookiePine … (Trudbol & Kartiv2)

17. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

I thought I’d put this up, but I’m not finding it. Sorry if it’s a repeat, but I always like me some CookiePine!

03. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Orlando di Lasso: Matona mia cara

(No information was provided about who is singing. I’ve had these guys up before, I know … but of course I’m too lazy to see when I put ‘em up and which work.)

27. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Salidummay
Philippine Madrigal Singers

20. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Ivo Antognini: There Will Come Soft Rains
Santa Fe Desert Chorale

There Will Come Soft Rains
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Sara Teasdale