Ola Gjeilo: The Spheres: Kyrie
Chant Claire Choir

(Yes, I’m trying to keep the Sunday music going, but I may stop after February.)

Ola Gjeilo: Sanctus: London
Chant Claire Choir

David Briggs: Oh Lord, Support Us
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton, Conductor; David Briggs, Organ

William Byrd: Vigilate
Apollo5

Bruckner: Locus Iste
Tenebrae; Nigel Short, Conductor

Parry: My Soul, There is a Country
Choir of Royal Holloway

My soul, there is a country
Far beyond the stars,
Where stands a winged sentry
All skilful in the wars:
There, above noise and danger
Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles
And One, born in a manger
Commands the beauteous files.
He is thy gracious friend
And, O my soul, awake!
Did in pure love descend
To die here for thy sake.
If thou canst get but thither,
There grows the flow’r of Peace,
The Rose that cannot wither,
Thy fortress and thy ease.
Leave then thy foolish ranges,
For none can thee secure
But One who never changes,
Thy God, thy life, thy cure.

William Byrd: Sing Joyfully
VOCES8

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, arr. Stefan Claas
VOCES8

Maria walks amid the thorn,
Kyrieleison!
Which for seven years no leaf hath born
She walks amid the wood of thorn
Jesus and Maria.

What ‘neath her heart does Mary bear?
Kyrieleison!
A little child doth Mary bear
Beneath her heart he nestles there.
Jesus and Maria.

And as the two are passing near
Kyrieleison!
Lo! Roses on the thorns appear!
Jesus and Maria.

Es kommt ein Schiff geladen, arr. Oliver Gies
Jazzchor der Uni Bonn; Jan-Hendrik Herrmann, Conductor

Philip Stopford: Adam Lay Ybounden
Belfast Cathedral Choir