Over the weekend, we recorded the Handel and Haydn Society’s season finale for WCRB In Concert, where it will air in the fall — and we caught this priceless moment on tape.

Hear the end of Mozart’s Masonic Funeral Music, and the unbelievably charming thing that happened next:

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James Macmillian: Domine non secundum peccata nostra
VOCES8 and Rachel Podger

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.

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.

Bruckner: Os Justi
Bach Collegium San Diego; Ruben Valenzuela, Artistic Director

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart:
and his feet do not falter.
I have found David, my servant;
I have anointed him with my holy oil.

Patricia Van Ness: Psalm 3
Renaissance Men

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James Deignan: Et Innocentum (fromHildegard von Bingen’s “Rex noster pomptus est”)
Luther College’s Nordic Choir; Andrew Last, Conductor

Here are a few more excerpts. As you can see, things have changed between versions. I won’t share ALL of the things that differ between versions, but I’ll at least share these.


The last time we played this I had an issue with this rhythm, which is odd for me, as rhythm has usually come easily to me. Now I’m wondering if perhaps I had done the revised version prior to this and was merely thrown by that. I really don’t know!


I’m hoping to find some time to share more about our upcoming concert which includes Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Stravinsky tended to change things after writing a work. In next week’s concert we are doing the revised version. The copy I had at home differed greatly.

Here is the first page of the copy I was thinking we were doing, which would have me playing both fourth oboe and English horn:

Here is the first page of the music I have now received, where I play only English horn. There are only two oboes in this version:

The most interesting thing, though, are the changes of notation and even rhythms. I will share more later. Right now it’s just too late and my brain is too tired.

William Billings, Easter Anthem
Hastings College Choir; Dr. Fritz Mountford, Conductor

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

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

David Bednall: Easter Alleluia
Ely Cathedral Choir