Lassus: Justorum Animae
The Lassus Consort

YouTube notes:
Orlande de Lassus’ stunning motet, Justorum Animae, recorded in the miraculous acoustic of St. Alban the Martyr, Highgate. This is one of the tracks featured on our upcoming disk ‘Beata Virgine: The Music of Lassus & Morales’, released on the 4th May.

The CD is currently in its editing stage but NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do please consider giving to our GoFundMe campaign, every contribution will go a long way to helping make this disk the very best it can be, and bring this beautiful music to a wider audience. Thank you!

Director – Joshua D. Xerri
Producer – Lewis Jones
Musical Consultant – Nicholas Morris
Recording Engineer – Ben Weatherill
Assistant Recording Engineer – James Sheilds
Videographer – Harry Broom

Eriks Esenvalds: Amazing Grace (John Newton hymn)
Vlaams Radio Koor; Klaas Stok, Conductor

Rihards Dubra: Duo Seraphim
El León de Oro; Marco Antonia García de Paz

The anthem Duo Seraphim mixes the vision of the prophet Isaiah of the two seraphim who proclaim to each other before God the Trisagion, that is, the three times holy to God, together with a text of the First Letter of Saint John, in which he affirms the unity in the Trinity.

(I heard from three people who say they listen. You know what they say about “three or more”? Well, I guess I’ll apply that to posting the Sunday music, too.)

Purcell: Hear My Prayer, O Lord
Ensemble ZENE; Bruno Kele-Baujard, Director

Elaine Hagenberg: All Praise to Thee
Martin Luther College Choir; Adrian Smith, Conductor

Elizabeth Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Seraphic Fire; Patrica Dupré Quigley, Conductor

Jan Sandström: Det är en ros utsprungen
Siglo de Oro

Praetorius: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
Atlanta Master Chorale, Dr. Eric Nelson, Conductor

Ola Gjeilo: Serenity
Central Washington University Chamber Choir; Gary Weidenaar, Director; John Michel, Cello

From the YouTube page:

O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum. Ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio: Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Christum, Alleluia

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear our Saviour, Christ. Alleluia!

Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin his composition studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he currently resides and works as a full-time composer.

Ola’s recordings include the Decca Classics albums Ola Gjeilo and Winter Songs, featuring Tenebrae, Voces8 and the Choir of Royal Holloway. His choral works and piano pieces are published by Walton Music, wind band works by Boosey & Hawkes.

For more information, please visit or find Ola on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Since 2009, the choir has held annual recording sessions to create videos specifically designed for YouTube. All are under the baton of Dr. Gary A. Weidenaar, who has been the director of the choir since 2006.

As of 2017, there are more than 30 videos. Ten of those feature the music of Ola Gjeilo and are the result of working with Mr. Gjeilo in 3 recording sessions over a 5 year period. The choir has videos of Gjeilo’s Sanctus, Across the Vast Eternal Sky, Contrition, Luminous Night of the Soul, the Ground, Ubi Caritas I and II, and Northern Lights, Unicornis Captivatur, Wintertide, Dark Night of the Soul, and Serenity with Piano Improvisation.

Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences
The Queen’s Six