30. November 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Ola Gjeilo: Evening Prayer
Phoenix Chorale; Ted Belledin, tenor sax; Ola Gjeilo, piano

Watch thou, dear Lord,
with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight,
and give thine angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend thy sick ones, Lord Christ.
Rest thy weary ones.
Bless thy dying ones.
Soothe thy suffering ones.
Pity thine afflicted ones.
Shield thy joyous ones.
And all, for thy love’s sake.


30. November 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Jean Berger: Glory Be to God
The Concordia Choir; D. Michael Smith, Conductor

30. November 2014 · Comments Off on Advent ~ Day One · Categories: Advent

I am not certain that I’ll post something every day, but I’ll at least start with that hope. I’ll begin with a number of arrangements of O Magnum Mysterium.

O. Gjello: Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Sofia Vokalensemble, Sergej Bolkhovets

O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!
Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.

O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.