Elaine Hagenberg: O Love
(I couldn’t find information on the singers or the cellist and pianist.)

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

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… totally different, and something I posted in the past, I’m sure. But I need this today. I heartily recommend turning the sound up. (After the singing is over, though, there is talking and unless you understand German you might decide to hit stop.)

Anton Bruckner: Os Justi Meditabitur Sapientiam
Bavarian Radio Chorus

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.

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(Side note: Those on Facebook and Google+ will see this because both this and my photo site are set to automatically share posts on those. I’m finding social media was bashing my heart just a wee bit too much, and I needed a break.)

So no oboe on this one, but I thought it was quite beautiful, and wanted to share it to bring it to clarinetists’ attention. I wish one could see the performers doing what they do, but the group only shared the image of their recording.

Anthony Maglione: O Thou Great Power in Whom I Move
East Carolina University Chamber Singers; Daniel Bara, Conductor; Christopher Grymes, Clarinet

Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

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

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
Janacek Conservatory

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

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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.