Brooke Shelley: Stetit angelus
Anna Sandstrom, Brooke Shelley, Josei Ryan, Janine Harris, Singers; David Drury, Conductor

How Can I Keep From Singing, arr. Sharon Harms
Choir of St. Mary the Virgin

Elaine Hagenberg: You Do Not Walk Alone
Dana Chorale & Busan Teacher’s Choirs

Elizabeth Alexander: When the Song of the Angels is Stilled
Luther College Aurora; Emily Ellsworth, Conductor

I’m starting a new series and I hope you enjoy it! I will first attempt to post virtual choirs, but that might not always be possible.

Amy Beach: With Prayer and Supplication
Jubilate Chamber Choir

I know Christmas was on Friday, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop posting Christmas music … right?

Healey Willan: Hodie, Christus natus est
Capilano University Festival Chorus and University Singers

20. December 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Christmas, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

The Angel Gabriel, arr. Pettman
The King’s Singers

13. December 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Christmas, Sunday Morning Music

O come, O come Emmanuel
Choral Scholars of Arundel Cathedral

29. November 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Christmas, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , , ,

Today is not only Sunday, but it is also the first day of Advent. This year I’m giving myself a break — I’m not attempting to find “true” Advent music, so you will see Christmas as well as Advent music for the next four Sundays. (And no, I’m not posting daily as I’ve done in the past.) I am not featuring only virtual choirs either, as I’m not at all sure I could find enough for so many posts. This first one, though, does show the singers more distanced than the norm. It was premiered on November 1, 2020.

Giovanni Gabrieli: O Magnum Mysterium
Sofia Vokalensemble

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

Translation:
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 Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

22. November 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Kari Cruver Medina: We Thank Thee
Sung by Graveyard Girls (dir. Lauren Kastanas), Mägi Ensemble (dir. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes), Sound City Singers (dir. Johanna Olson), and Radiance (dir. Markdavin Obenza)