21. September 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Peter C. Lutkin: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Westminster Choir College

21. September 2014 · Comments Off on Going Classical · Categories: Read Online

A rock critic writes:

Once you make it through the formalities of classical music, those intimidating barriers of entry, there is the underestimated raw power of its acoustic sound and an endless supply of glorious, revolutionary music, all easily accessed as if it is happening now. Now that all music is about the past, and about a curation of taste into playlists, now that fashions and musical progress have collapsed, discernment wiped out, classical music takes a new place in time, not old or defunct, but part of the current choice. It is as relevant as any music, now that music is one big gathering of sound perpetually streaming into the world. If you are interested in music that helps us adapt to new ideas, to fundamental change, which broadcasts different, special ways of thinking and warns us about those who loathe forms of thinking that are not the same as theirs, classical is for you.

—Paul Morley


Below is the first piece he recommends:

21. September 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

William Byrd: Agnus Dei
New York Polyphony

(Update: sorry I had set this up wrong … I think I’ve corrected the problem now!)