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

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

24. June 2018 · Comments Off on And one more … · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, vocal · Tags: ,

… 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.
Alleluia

24. June 2018 · Comments Off on An Extra For This Sunday Morning · Categories: Listen, vocal · Tags: , ,

… because I just ran across this. What a talented man, and what a lovely work.

Mary Ellen Haupert: Illumina le tenebrae
Matthew Curtis, singer

Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out your holy and true command. Amen.