Melchior Franck: Nunc dimittis
Sirventes Berlin; Stefan Schuck, Conductor

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Schütz: Aller Augen & Vater unser
Ensemble Musica Sacra Dresden: Karl Hänsel, Conductor

San Francisco Opera had second oboe auditions this week. They were scheduled for four days, and I can’t imagine how exhausted both the players and the committee are at this point! But they have a winner.

Congratulations to Gabriel Young! I look forward to hearing you play next year. (Yes, we have season tickets again.)

Marcello, in 2015 (From YouTube: “19-year-old Gabriel Young (winner of the program’s concerto competition) in the final concert of the 2015 National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.”):

Here he is, playing the Mozart, in 2016:

And the Strauss. Memorized.

Obviously a fine, fine player! Very musical, which matters very much to me.

John Blow: Save me, O God
Cantamus Berlin; Jens Bauditz, Conductor

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
The Living Stones Quartet

Beautiful Morning, arr. John Wykoff
The Missouri State University Chorale; Cameron F. Labarr, Conductor

From 2013:

From February of this year:

14. June 2019 · 1 comment · Categories: Oops!

Yes. Really. GE made a commercial. GE needs to study instruments. See and read about it here.

Rev. Michael Panachikal V.C.: Thirunama keerthanam
The Living Stones Quartet

The translation I found:
Oh Lord what is the use of tongue for me, if I cant sing your holy name?
Oh Lord what is use of the mouth if I can’t sing your blessings?
Oh Lord what is the use of this Life then?

I shall sing along with the birds who sing and awake the world.
I will sing mixed with the cool breeze which carries the music of the river>

I will sing in a top voice, looking into the eyes of stars that appear (bloom) far on the sky.
I shall sing along with angels when you come at last over the clouds of the sky.

?riks Ešenvalds: Trinity Te Deum (Recording in Ely Cathedral)
Trinity College Choir