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)

Caroline Shaw: “and the swallow” (based on Psalm 84)
Radiance Choir

How beloved is your dwelling place,
o lord of hosts,
my soul yearns, faints,
my heart and my flesh cry out.

The sparrow found a house,
and the swallow her nest,
where she may raise her young.

They pass through the Valley of Bakka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn also covers it with pools.

Owain Park: Night Prayer
The Gesualdo Six

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.

Amen.

Gibbons: Hosanna to the Son of David
The Gesualdo Six and the Sixth Form Choristers of Truro Cathedral Choir

Mendelssohn: Warum toben die Heiden
Bragi Alumni Choir; Rein de Vries, Director

Mendelssohn: Heilig
The Choir of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin; Dr. David Hurd, Music Director

Heilig, heilig, heilig, ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth!
Alle Lande sind seiner Ehre voll.
Hosianna in der Höh’!
Gelobt sei, der da kommt im Namen des Herrn!
Hosianna in der Höh’!

Holy, holy, holy is God, the Lord Sabaoth!
The whole earth is full of your glory.
Sing Hosanna in the heights.
Blest is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
Sing Hosanna in the heights.

(I continue to try and find these virtual choir performances, but it’s possible I’ll have to do something new soon: I am not finding as many these days.)

Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
Cantabile Regensburg; Matthias Beckert, Director

The Solid Rock, Words by Edward Mote, Music by William B Bradbury
Arr by David Wesley

From the YouTube Page:
This virtual choir piece features the performances of 329 singers and 7 American Sign Language interpreters from over 50 countries, recorded individually and assembled by David Wesley into what you see and hear!

16. August 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

James Biery: Ubi caritas
Cor Jesu Choir of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Houston)

15. August 2020 · Comments Off on Wishing you all Well · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

I have to force myself to go outside and walk these days. This is something I normally love doing. Thankfully I have an encourager here who does suggest I head on out, and I usually take his advice. And then yes, I think to myself, “What a Wonderful World”.


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