17. July 2017 · Comments Off on Good Night! · Categories: Goodnight Music

I’ve posted this before. That doesn’t mean this will be the last time I post it. I just love it and occasionally need to hear it again. I hope some of you enjoy it as well.

Andreas Scholl – Countertenor
Idan Raichel – In stiller Nacht
Tamar Halperin arr., piano
Morphing Chamber Orchestra

Music Director Tomasz Wabnic
RAZEM – Vienna 2016
Morphing Music Institute

15. July 2017 · Comments Off on Goodnight! · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, Goodnight Music

Daniel Hughes: Irish Blessing
The King’s Singers, The Choral Project and the San José State University Choraliers

(The opening with The King’s Singers seems to be something else, having looked at the score to Hughes’ work, but I don’t know what it is: perhaps it’s an intro he wrote to go with his Irish Blessing, but I’ve no clue.)

11. June 2017 · Comments Off on Bonus Music · Categories: Choral, Goodnight Music

Because it may speak to some …

Text: The Road Home

Tell me where is the road I can call my own,
That I left, that I lost, so long ago.
All these years I have wondered, oh when will I know,
There’s a way, there’s a road that will lead me home.

After wind, After rain, when the dark is done,
As I wake from a dream, in the gold of day,
Through the air there’s a calling from far away,
There’s a voice I can hear that will lead me home.

Rise up, follow me, come away is the call
With (the) love in your heart as the only song
There is no such beauty as where you belong
Rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.

26. February 2017 · Comments Off on Goodnight · Categories: Goodnight Music, Listen

Bysjan, bysjan lite bån – Den norske Studentersangforening

Hush, hush little child, time to sleep,
the girl goes quietly to her bed,
the old one to the chamber.
Outside a pale light shines, shooting stars
and moonlight light up the forest until day begins to dawn.
Light up the way, starlight and moon,
for many a lost soul on the road, hush, hush child

13. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

René Clausen: Tonight Eternity Alone
The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Conductor

Tonight eternity alone is near,
the sunset, and the darkening blue,
there is no space for fear,
only the wonder of its truth.

Thomas S Jones (1882-1932)

12. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri … please read his story about this!
VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, and the 160-voice Minnesota High School Honors Choir; Eric Whitacre, Conductor

10. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

Luther’s Nordic Choir, Allen Hightower, conductor performs Susan LaBarr’s setting of Sara Teasdale’s poem.

Grace Before Sleep

How can our minds and bodies be
Grateful enough that we have spent,
Here in this generous room…
This evening of content?

Each one of us has walked through storm
And fled the wolves along the road;
But here the hearth is wide and warm,
And for this shelter and this light
Accept, O Lord, our thanks to-night.

SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933)

07. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

Morten Lauridsen: Sure on this Shining Night

Allen Hightower conducts Luther College’s Nordic Choir in Lauridsen’s setting of the James Agee poem.

05. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

(Goodnight music won’t happen every night, although I’ve now done two in a row … I just want to post this because I love it so much!)

04. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers perform the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Van’s “Fourteen Angels” on November 6, 2015. Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor, and Ines Thomé, guitar. Recorded at The Parish of St. Matthew, Pacific Palisades