I had already set up my Sunday music when I heard this. I could have put it up on a future Sunday, but I just loved it too much to wait. So you get a Sunday Music Special today. With this I say Goodnight.

Sabbath Hymn, arr. Dr. Anwar Ottley
Aeolian Alumni

As anyone who follows me probably knows, I’m a Christian. Sundays I try to leave for my sacred music, although I do break my rule on occasion, if I think something is important enough it has to be shared immediately. Normally, though, it’s Sunday Morning and, later, Sunday Evening music, with occasional other sacred music posted during the day if I find something I think can’t wait.

This is one of those “can’t wait!” times. Because.

(Update: But … duh … it is a Christian song so it fits my Sunday music anyway. Heh … I have decided my brain is just so totally wacky these days.)

This is a song I grew up with at church. I can’t say it’s a favorite of mine musically, but it does hit my heart due to the memories of my childhood. This is a worldwide virtual choir, with instrumentalists around the world as well. SO many people! 1600+! Just imagine the work it took to put this together.

27. October 2019 · Comments Off on An extra bit of music this Sunday · Categories: Sunday Music Special · Tags: , ,

Beautiful Savior, arr. F. Melius Christiansen
The Concordia Choir and Alumni Choir; René Clausen, Conductor

From the YouTube page: The Concordia Choir and Alumni Choir, René Clausen, Conductor perform Beautiful Savitor arranged by F. Melius Christiansen. This choir gathered to celebrate the announcement of Dr. Clausen’s retirement after 34 years at Concordia College in Moorhead, Mn.

21. April 2019 · Comments Off on Hallelujah! · Categories: Easter, Sunday Music Special

For all who celebrate, I wish you a wonderful and blessed Easter. He is Risen!

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Royal Chorale Society; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra;

08. July 2018 · Comments Off on And One More · Categories: Sunday Music Special

I guess I’m just enjoying music today … go figure.

Dan Forrest: Non Nobis, Domine
World Choral Fest in Salzburg Cathedral (I’ve been there!)

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but to your name be the glory. Psalm 115:1

Print music for Non Nobis Domine will be available in August 2018, published by The Music of Dan Forrest (distributed by Beckenhorst Press). The work can be performed a cappella, with organ, with chamber ensemble, with small orchestra, or with full orchestra. (This video is the full orchestra version). The work was written to be performed as a concert closer after any of Dan’s major works; but it can also be sung in a variety of concert programming situations.

Information about World Choral Fest: www.worldchoralfestival.com

Information about Dan Forrest: www.danforrest.com

08. July 2018 · Comments Off on If Ye Love Me, Deconstructed · Categories: Sunday Music Special

Something different … Swingle Singers singing the sacred work If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis, arranged in a different way and with live loops. This is, to me, gorgeous. And I need these words today.