Du Fay: Rite Majorem
Du Fay: Rite Majorem
Some goodnight music for you … because “so much majesty” …
Alone in the night
On a dark hill
With pines around me
Spicy and still,
And a heaven full of stars
Over my head,
White and topaz
And misty red;
Myriads with beating
Hearts of fire
Cannot vex or tire;
Up the dome of heaven
Like a great hill,
I watch them marching
Stately and still,
And I know that I
Am honored to be
Of so much majesty.
Eriks Esenvalds: Stars (text adapted from the Sara Teasdale poem)
The Concordia Choir; D.Michael Smith, Guest Conductor
Sadly I can’t figure out how to embed this video. I’ll keep searching …
From the video page:
Sergey Malov, violonchelo da spalla
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012
It is possible that, when Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012, he had the violonchelo da spalla –an instrument that, in all probability, he was familiar with– in mind. The five strings of this rare instrument, presented for the first time in Spain in this concert, facilitate the performance of this complex work.
But wait … the Cimarosa on clarinet? Is that fair? I mean they get BRAHMS, for Pete’s sake! ;-)
Sinfini TV, March 2015
In case you aren’t familiar with him, Kerry Lewis is a composer in our area and he’s written some wonderful pieces for oboe and piano. Here are some samples with the fantastic Michael Adduci on oboe. Both works are available through Trevco.
Suite: 1. At Play 2. At Rest 3. Intermezzo 4. Rondo
Here’s the second movement in its complete form (but including a bit of noise, as it’s a live recording). It’s lovely and works quite well on its own!
At Rest from Oboe Suite
Elegy for Oboe
Trio d’Anches by Jutta Carstensen
Michel Hoffmann, Oboe
Philippe David, Bassoon
Christophe Dravers, Clarinet
I’ve not visited their site for quite some time. Looks like pop folks come and sing with them. How cool is that?
I LOVE watching them feel the words. It just hits my heart in one huge wonderful way.
Watch. Please. Trust me on this.
These kids are just great … and at 1:30?! Well, YESSSS!!!
Sometimes it’s just nice to listen to something …
Duo No.IV by W.F. Bach
I always love finding videos that include people I know! Enjoy!
Oboe: Adrienne Malley
Flute: Tomiko Tsai