24. December 2017 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Christmas, Ramble, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
Janacek Conservatory

13. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Eleven · Categories: Advent · Tags: , ,

Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni
VOCES8

12. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Ten · Categories: Advent · Tags: , ,

Praetorius: Magnificat Quinti Toni
Siglo de Oro; Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard, Tenor Solo; Patrick Allies, Conductor

11. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Nine · Categories: Advent · Tags: ,

Javier Busto: Magnificat
Dupljanka Women’s Choir; Katja Klancnik, Conductor

10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Ramble · Tags: , ,

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat
The Erebus Ensemble

My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
My soul glorifies the Lord.

10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Veni, veni Emmanuel
Traditional, arranged by Philip Lawson

Taken from The King’s Singers’ new ‘Christmas’ DVD, recorded in Jerwood Hall at LSO St Lukes.

10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Eight · Categories: Advent · Tags: , ,

Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo
Voces8

Rejoice, virgin mother of God,
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne the Savior of our souls.

09. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Seven · Categories: Advent, vocal · Tags: ,

Gabriel’s Message
Swingle Singers

08. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Six · Categories: Advent, Choral · Tags: , ,

Veni Redemptor Gentium (Andrew Smith)
New York Polyphony

07. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Five · Categories: Advent, Choral · Tags: , ,

Gabriel from Heaven’s King, Anon. 13th-century, arr. R. Duffin
Quire Cleveland; Ross W. Duffin, Conductor

December 22, 2011, at Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland. This piece, also known as “Angelus ad virginem” (under which title it is mentioned in Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale), seems to date from the 13th century. Our arrangement is based on two music manuscripts of the 14th century, and presents the sayings of Gabriel by the men, and the sayings of Mary by the women. The middle-English text is comprehensible but a little difficult to understand, so we have used the modern English version by the romantic poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.
The soloists are Judith Overcash, Tracy Cowart, and Debra Nagy.