10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Ramble · Tags: , ,

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat
The Erebus Ensemble

My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.
He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.
He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
My soul glorifies the Lord.

10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Veni, veni Emmanuel
Traditional, arranged by Philip Lawson

Taken from The King’s Singers’ new ‘Christmas’ DVD, recorded in Jerwood Hall at LSO St Lukes.

10. December 2017 · Comments Off on Advent: Day Eight · Categories: Advent · Tags: , ,

Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo

Rejoice, virgin mother of God,
Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne the Savior of our souls.