Philip Stopford: The Beatitudes
Salt Lake Vocal Artists; Dr. Brady Allred, Conductor

Traditional Gospel Medley
University Choir of Stellenbosch; André van der Merwe

Song #1 Bayete in Zulu

Bayete Bayete U yi ngwenyama ya Kwa-Juda (Oh Hail Oh hail Oh Lion of Judah)
U yi ntloko ye bandla (You are the Head of the Church )
Ungu alfa no omega (You are the Alpha and Omega)
Isiqalo nesi phetho (The beginning and the end) (Repeat)

Kulo thixo omkhulu (Oh Great and Mighty God )
Ose lulwini (Seated on the Heavenly throne )
Yena ulikhakha Khakha le nyaniso (You are the shield of truth)
Kulo thixo omkhulu (Oh Great and Mighty God )
Ose lulwini (Seated on the Heavenly throne )
Yena ulikhakha Khakha le nyaniso (You are the shield of truth)

Song #2 Ndikhokhele in Xhosa

Ndikhokhele Bawo, zundi khokhele (Lead me oh Father [Lead me])
Ndikhokhele mmeli wami (Lead me my savior)
Ezintsizini, Zalomhlaba Bawo (in all the sorrows of this world Father)
(Bawo, Bawo, Bawo) ( Father, Father, Father)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect/keep me)
(Repeat)

Hlal’uhlele duze kwami (You calm all my fears) x2
(Bawo, Bawo, Bawo) ( Father, Father, Father)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect me)

Mmeli wami bawo uthaluthele thuze kwami (Father, Savior, you calm my fears)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect me)

Song #3 Hlonolofatsa in Sotho

Iyo hlonolofatsa (Iyo Bless/Praise)
Iyo hlonolofatsa (Iyo Bless/Praise)
Iyo ka lebtso la Ntate(Bless in the name of the Father)
(Iyoyoyo hlonolofatsa) (Iyoyoyo Bless/Praise)

I have a parent looking for an oboe so I thought I’d Google and see what I come up with if I search for “Good oboes for students.” I came across an article that included this:

So, looking for a major brand is a good idea. A brand such as Selmer, buffet or Yamaha. There are many others and I will make a list of those and put those in addition to this article, so you can look at those separately.

Laree, which is kind of the Rolls-Royce of the oboe world not necessarily a great place for a beginner to start but they have a high resale value.

SO many warning signs in the article, but even in these two paragraphs. No, Selmer is not a good choice. Buffet is okay, as is Yamaha. Then there is the comment on “Laree” … it’s LOREE and those are top notch oboes but there are a number of other great oboes that could also be called “Rolls-Royce”.

I get so angry with these faulty articles. They are likely written by people who don’t even play (links to Amazon on this one tell me it’s merely a money-making site), and possibly by bots. There are MANY of them out there, this was only the first I landed on.

If you are looking to rent or buy an oboe talk to your teacher. If you don’t have a teacher GET ONE. If you rent or buy do so from a reputable dealer or from a seller who you know you can trust. If you aren’t sure, talk to your teacher. If you don’t have a teacher GET ONE.

Did I mention talking to your teacher? 😉

(Side Note: It is interesting to me that much in the article I found IS good. I wonder if it is a compilation of various sites. Odd.)

Precious Lord arr. Roy Ringwald
Hastings College Choir; Dr. Fritz Mountford, Conductor

Johann Michael Bach: Sei lieber Tag wilkommen
University of New Hampshire Chamber Singers; William Kempster, Conductor

From a former oboist there is this:

I have a 1991 Loreé oboe, AK model, serial #JU53 that I’d like to sell. It has a crack repair in the top joint, and a Philadelphia D key (installed by Robert Sorton – professor at Ohio State). As you can see by the photos, the silver is in great shape.

Contact me, please, if you are interested, and I will connect you to the seller.

… or maybe the scam never left, but I hadn’t received one of these for quite some time. Please know that these are NOT legit. And yes, some teachers have fallen for it: the scammer sends a payment that is too much. The teacher refunds the overage. Then later it’s discovered that the payment wasn’t real. Go figure. I suppose we musicians are just so desperate for income sometimes we forget to be cautious.

Hello,

I’m Mrs Debbie Mann from Paris,France.during my search for a Oboe lesson teacher that would always take my son ( Chris is very good speak English ) and I found you..Your advert looks great and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area i am seeking for him… My Son would be coming to US (your city) by next week for a period of time and with his friend for 2 Months.he is just a beginner and he is 16 years old, i want you to help me teach lesson during his stay. So, kindly let me know your charges cost per week’s ,in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side. I have also made preparation for his personal equipment he will be using privately at home after the lesson during his stay.

Please Advise back on;

(1). your charges per 1 hour twice a week for 2 Months?

(2).The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week?

(3).Tuition address?

I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.

Best Regards,
Mrs Debbie Mann

The Lord is My Shepherd
The Smith Ensemble; Aubrey Woods, Violin

How Can I Keep From Singing? arr. Bradley Ellingboe
Birralee Blokes; Jenny Flottmann, Oboe; Paul Holley OAM, Conductor

Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
Tenebrae, Nigel Short, Conductor

My harp is turned to grieving
and my flute to the voice of those who weep.
Spare me, O Lord,
for my days are as nothing.