Palestrina: Tu es Petrus
New York Polyphony + countertenor Tim Keeler, tenor Andrew Fuchs and bass-baritone Jonathan Woody

You are Peter,
And upon this Rock I will build My Church:
and the gates of hell shall not overcome it.
And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Whatever you bind upon earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you release upon earth shall be released in heaven,
and I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven.

Lassus: Justorum Animae
The Lassus Consort

YouTube notes:
Orlande de Lassus’ stunning motet, Justorum Animae, recorded in the miraculous acoustic of St. Alban the Martyr, Highgate. This is one of the tracks featured on our upcoming disk ‘Beata Virgine: The Music of Lassus & Morales’, released on the 4th May.

The CD is currently in its editing stage but NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do please consider giving to our GoFundMe campaign, every contribution will go a long way to helping make this disk the very best it can be, and bring this beautiful music to a wider audience. Thank you!

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Director – Joshua D. Xerri
Producer – Lewis Jones
Musical Consultant – Nicholas Morris
Recording Engineer – Ben Weatherill
Assistant Recording Engineer – James Sheilds
Videographer – Harry Broom

Eriks Esenvalds: Amazing Grace (John Newton hymn)
Vlaams Radio Koor; Klaas Stok, Conductor

Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Vlaams Radio Koor; Marcus Creed, Conductor

Rihards Dubra: Duo Seraphim
El León de Oro; Marco Antonia García de Paz

The anthem Duo Seraphim mixes the vision of the prophet Isaiah of the two seraphim who proclaim to each other before God the Trisagion, that is, the three times holy to God, together with a text of the First Letter of Saint John, in which he affirms the unity in the Trinity.

Salamone Rossi: Psalm 124
USC Thornton Chamber Singers; Nathan Fratzke, Conductor

(I heard from three people who say they listen. You know what they say about “three or more”? Well, I guess I’ll apply that to posting the Sunday music, too.)

Purcell: Hear My Prayer, O Lord
Ensemble ZENE; Bruno Kele-Baujard, Director

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Clemens non Papa: Magi veniunt
New York Polyphony

(From their album: Sing thee Nowell)

22. December 2015 · Comments Off on Morning Advent Music · Categories: Advent, Christmas · Tags: , , ,

Ahti Sonninen: Jouluhymni
Helsinki Chamber Choir; Nils Schweckendiek, Conductor

Star In The East
The Rose Ensemble