23. December 2011 · Comments Off on Petit papa Noël · Categories: Videos

Here is Julien Neel’s lovely rendition of this sweet song .. enjoy!

23. December 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

not trying to sound pretentious, but I do believe my solo tonight was the best it has ever been. Quite proud of myself. Even got some difficult parts for the oboe. #winning ^first time i’ve used hashtag, is it appropriate?

23. December 2011 · Comments Off on Sans Day Carol · Categories: Christmas

The Sans Day Carol, arranged by Philip Stopford for Christopher Gray and the Choir of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall, Engand. Here performed by MELISMA

23. December 2011 · Comments Off on BachTrac™ · Categories: BachTrac™

Christmas Oratorio
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists

Part Four

I. Coro ‘Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben’

II. Evangelista ‘Und da acht Tage um waren’
III. Recitativo ‘Immanuel, o susses Wortl’ – Arioso ‘Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben’
IV. Aria ‘Flosst, mein Heiland’

V. Recitativo ‘Wohlan’
VI. Aria ‘Ich will nur dir ze Ehren leben’
VII. Choral ‘Jesus richte mein Beginnen’

23. December 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

(Sorry I forgot about the QODs for yesterday!)

Ever danced with wild abandon to a busker playing ‘last Christmas’ on an oboe?

23. December 2011 · Comments Off on Advent: Day 27 · Categories: Advent

Ravenscroft: Remember O Thou Man
Collegium Vocale Gent, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

Remember O thou man
thy time is spent:
how thou art dead and gone,
And I did what I can,
therefore repent!

Remember Adam’s fall
o thou man
From heav’n to hell!
How we were condemned all
In hell perpetual,
There for to dwell.

Remember God’s goodness,
o thou man,
And promise made!
How he sent his son, doubtless
Our sins for to redress:
Be not afraid!

The angels all did sing,
o thou man,
On heav’n’s high hill;
Praise to our hean’nly King,
And peace to man living,
With a good will.

In Bethlem He was born,
o thou man,
For mankind’s sake;
For us that were forlorn,
And therefore took no scorn,
Our flesh to take.

Give thanks to God always,
o thou man,
with heart most joylly,
For this is our happy day,
let all men sing and say:
“Holy, Holy!”

In case you’ve missed earlier Advent posts:
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Day 20, Day 21, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24, Day 25, Day 26