28. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

A bit early, but I’m not posting music during the week.

Rachel J. Burckardt: Psalm 51 Miserere Mei Deus
St. Cecilia Parish Choir

My a cappella setting of the psalm for Ash Wednesday:
“Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.”

The setting is for SATB choir.

The recording features members of the St. Cecilia Parish choir, Boston, Massachusetts. Recorded and mixed by Eric Alper at Ugly Duck Studio, LLC, Brighton, Massachusetts.

Composed by Rachel J. Burckardt
(c)2017, 2021 Rachel J. Burckardt. All Rights Reserved.
W o o d H a r b o r M u s I c woodharbormusic.net

28. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Patricia Van Ness: Birds of the Air
Capella Clausura; Amelia LeClair, Director

Cappella Clausura, Live at Lindsay Chapel, December 2017

Psalm 104 (Birds of the Air)
Beside your springs the birds of the air make their nests
And sing among the branches.

Sopranos: Adriana Repetto (soloist), Shannon Larkin, Janet Ross, Courtney Elf Rowe
Altos: Lisa Haldey, Teri Kowiak, Claire Shepro, Jennifer Webb
Tenors: Fausto Miro, Ethan Rowe, Peter Schilling, James Williamson
Basses: Thaddeus Bell, Lawson Daves, Anthony Garza, Will Prapestis
Director: Amelia LeClair

www.clausura.org

21. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , , ,

God Is Seen, arr. Alice Parker
Concordia Choir; Michael Culloton, Conductor

God is Seen – arr. Alice Parker

Through all the world below God is seen all around,
Search hills and valleys through, there He’s found.
The growing of the corn, the lily and the thorn,
The pleasant and forlorn all declare: God is there,
In meadows dressed in green, God is seen.

See springing waters rise, fountains flow, rivers run,
The mist that veils the sky hides the sun.
Then down the rain doth pour, the ocean, it doth roar
And beat upon the shore; And all praise, in their ways,
The God who ne’er declines His designs.

The sun with all his rays speaks of God as he flies,
The comet in her blaze, ‘God’, she cries;
The shining of the stars, the moon, when she appears,
His awful name declares; See them fly through the sky,
And join the solemn sound all around.

21. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Ellen Gilson Voth: There is a River
Gethsemane Lutheran Church; Paul McKenzie, Director

Sr. Suzanne Toolan, RSM: I Am The Bread of Life
The music ministers of the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, NYC
Orchestration by Adam Jones
Valerie Shondel, Director of Music
Luisa Torres, Coro Hispano Director
Joey Chancey, Young Adult Choir & Ensemble Director

(Memories of my mother hit me hard when I hear this: she loved this hymn.)

14. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Tiara Michelle Oberoi: Lacrimosa
Singers: Tiana Esther Oberoi, Ryan Joseph, Ria Bhatnagar, Anjali Pramod, and the composer herself, Tiara Michelle Oberoi

Scott Hostetler is, once again, rather amazing! And a favorite piece to play … but for me I have to stick to oboe only.

… and look at his hand position on the oboe! Nice and close to the keys … love it!

07. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , ,

Jayne Southwick Cool: When Memory Fades (arr. Eric Nelson)
St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, Conductor

When memory fades and recognition falters,
When eyes we love grow dim, and minds confused,
Speak to our souls of love that never alters;
Speak to our hearts by pain and fear abused.
O God of life and healing peace,
Empower us with patient courage, by your grace infused.

As the frailness grows, and youthful strengths diminish,
In weary arms, which worked their earnest fill.
Your aging servants labor now to finish….
Their earthly tasks as fits your mystery’s will.
We grieve their waning, yet rejoice, believing,
Your arms, unwearied, shall uphold us still.

Within your spirit, goodness lives unfading.
The past and future mingle into one.
All joys remain, un-shadowed light pervading.
No valued deed will ever be undone.
Your mind enfolds all finite acts and offerings.
Held in your heart, our deathless life is won.

— Mary Louise Bringle

07. March 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Patricia Van Ness: Psalm 17 Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye
Cappella Clausura; Amelia LeClair, Director
Soli: Janet Ross, Shannon Larkin, Teri Kowiak, Fausto Miro, Peter Schilling, Will Prapestis, Anthony Garza