O Du Stille Zeit
Text: Joseph v. Eichendorff (1788-1857)
Musik: Cesar Bresgen (1913-1988)

4ME Acapella

(My German is long gone so I don’t know much about what they are saying at the end.)

I always enjoy this group. They are pretty amazing. Watching them communicate with each other is great, listening to their musicality makes me marvel. Bravi tutti, Carion! (And note that Mark Chudnow, though his first name is misspelled, gets a mention below!)

A.Vivaldi / J.S.Bach: Concerto in D-minor, III. Allegro – Carion Wind Quintet

From YouTube:
Dora Seres SERES, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe
Egils Sefers, clarinet
David M.A.P.Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon

As featured on Carion’s ” The Carnival of Venice” program, that includes works by Buonamente, Briccialdi, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Stravinsky, Paganini and Cavalli

Instrumentarium for this recording:

Flute – 18 carat gold Muramatsu flute with 14 carat gold mechanics
Oboe – Lorée Royal, Chiarugi and Marc Chudnow brass staples, handmade reeds
Clarinet – Luis Rossi French model B-flat clarinet, Richard Hawkins G model mouthpiece and handmade reeds.
Horn: Hans Hoyer, Giardinelli C15 mouthpiece
Bassoon: Heckel 14945, CC2 Bocal, handmade reeds
Microphones: Oktava MK012 stereo pair
Audio interface: Apogee Duet Firewire
Cameras: Canon EOS R and 5D Mark IV

05. August 2019 · Comments Off on Music & Poetry as Balm · Categories: Listen

When our country seems to be going from bad to worse. When I wonder when God will finally say “Enough!” music and poetry can speak to me, along with dwelling in the poetry of the Psalms. So I offer this word. I can’t print the words to the poem, as that would break copyright law, but if you click through on the YouTube video Jake Runestad has printed them with permission on the YouTube page.

The Peace of Wild Things by Jake Runestad. Performed by the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus. Michael Kerschner, conductor.

02. August 2019 · Comments Off on Even When He Is Silent · Categories: Listen

… because sometimes (and especially these days), God seems so very silent.

Kim André Arnesen: Even When He Is Silent
S:t Jacobs Vokalensemble

I believe in the sun
I believe in the sun
Even when it’s not shining
Even when it’s not shining
Oh shining, oh shining
I believe in the sun
I believe in the sun
I believe in the sun
I believe in the sun
I believe, I believe, I believe,
I believe in love
I believe in love, I believe in love
In love
I believe in love (I believe in love)
I believe in love (I believe in love)
I believe (in love)
I believe (in love)
In love
Even when I
Even when I
Even when I feel it not
When I feel it not
I believe in God, in God
Even when (Even when) He is silent
He is silent
I believe (I believe)
I believe in God
When He is silent
When He is silent
When He is silent
When He is silent.

29. May 2019 · Comments Off on No Reeds … · Categories: Listen

… but I can’t imagine playing the salterio.

Il Dolce Conforto – V.Ugolino/ Sonata per Salterio con Basso
Franziska Fleischanderl, Salterio; Lukas Henning, Archlute

24. May 2019 · Comments Off on How About A Little Rhapsody? · Categories: English horn, Listen, Oboe

Oboenkalsse Weimar – Oboehemian Rhapsody
Our Cover of the famous Bohemian Rhapsody for Oboe, Cor Anglais, Piano and the Guitar
Music: Freddy Mercury/Queen
Our Oboes: Katharina Althen, Sergio Montijano Bares, Leopold Kern,
Sabrina Fürtsch
Cor Anglais: Daniela Juriši?
Brian May guitar solo: Ralf Siedhoff
Piano, arrangement & production: Mykyta Sierov
Camera: Robert Elias Wachholz

15. May 2019 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Pleasure · Categories: Listen

A bit of lovely …

Robert Schumann: Six Pieces in Canonical Form Op. 56 (Arr. for Oboe, Cello & Piano)
II. Mit innigem Ausdruck

Céline Moinet, Oboe
Norbert Anger, Cello
Florian Uhlig, Piano

07. March 2019 · Comments Off on To This We’ve Come · Categories: Listen

Just because …

Gian Carlo Menotti: To This We’ve Come, from The Consul
Patricia Neway

To this we’ve come,
That men withhold the world from men
No ship, no shore for him who drowns at sea,
No home nor grave for him who dies on land.
To this we’ve come,
That man be born a stranger upon god’s Earth
That he be chosen without a chance for choice;
That he be hunted without the hope of refuge.
To this we’ve come. To this we’ve come.
And you, you too shall weep
If to men not to God we now must pray
Tell me secretary tell me, who are these men?
If to them not to God we now must pray
Tell me, secretary, tell me:
Who are these dark archangels?
Will they be conquered?
Will they be doomed?
Is there one, anyone behind those doors
To whom the heart can still be explained
Is there one anyone who still may care?

Oh, the day will come I know
When our heart’s a flame
Will burn your paper chains
Warn the consul, secretary, warn him
That day neither ink nor seal
Shall cage our souls
That day will come.
That day will come.

07. March 2019 · Comments Off on Some More Fun from Keve and Rachel · Categories: Listen

Keve and Rachel play one of Cenovia Cummins oboe/violin duets. For music, please visit www.cenoviacummins.com
Recording engineer: Scott Petito. Videographer: Alexandra Dewez
Filmed in Catskill, NY

06. March 2019 · Comments Off on Lent · Categories: Listen · Tags:

This, from VOCES8 and Rachel Podger:

As we begin the season of Lent, we reflect on passages from psalms 79 and 103. Set to music by James MacMillan, we have relished performing ‘Domine non secundum peccata nostra’ with Rachel Podger as part of our ‘A Guardian Angel’ collaboration, including in this performance in Brecon Cathedral.

TEXT
Domine, non secundum peccata nostra, quae fecimus nos: neque secundum iniquitates nostras retribuas nobis. Domine, ne memineris iniquitatum nostrarum antiquarum: cito anticipent nos misericordiae tuae, quia pauperes facti sumus nimis.
Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster: et propter gloria nominis tui, Domine, libera nos: et propitius esto peccatis nostris, propter nomen tuum.

TRANSLATION
O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. O Lord, remember not out former iniquities: let Thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.
Help us, O God, our Saviour: and the glory of Thy Name,
O Lord, deliver us: and forgive our sins for Thy Name’s sake.