Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Lied (arr. Sir John Eliot Gardiner)
Octopus Symphony Chorus & Le Concert d’Anvers; Bart Van Reyn Conductor

Do not be sorrowful or regretful;
Be calm, as God has ordained,
and thus my will shall be content.

What do you want to worry about from day to day?
There is One who stands above all
who gives you, too, what is yours.

Only be steadfast in all you do,
stand firm; what God has decided,
that is and must be the best.

Antonio Lotti: Miserere Mei
UCLA Early Music Ensemble: Alexandra Grabarchuk, Conductor

16. August 2022 · 2 comments · Categories: Ramble

Sorry, folks, but I do believe my writing days may be over. They have, in fact, been over for probably five years or so. I keep thinking I’ll get “it” (whatever that is!) back, but it hasn’t happened and so all you get here are YouTube videos that I enjoy. Sunday Morning Music continues. But that’s about it.

Maybe next month the writing bug will hit …?

Naw. Doubtful!

But hey … enjoy some children singing. I’m sorry to say the majority of my students say they never sing. They, in fact, look horrified when I ask if they sing. I urge them to give it a go, but I’m not sure many have tried. So these kiddos just make my heart happy!

When I was growing up my family sang. The Happy Birthday song was sung in four part harmony. We sang in the car. We sang at church. One of my brothers and I sang while making mud pies.

We need more singing in this world.

J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn (My soul doth magnify the Lord) BWV 324
Netherlands Bach Society
Young Bach Fellows
Netherlands Bach Society
Bethany Shepherd, soprano
Oscar Verhaar, alto
Jasper Dijkstra, tenor
Jaap van der Wel, bass
Carlos Leal, cello
David Westcombe, traverso
Masako Awaji, organ/harpsichord

J. S. Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude BWV 147
VOCES8; Nick Deutsch, Oboe; Alexander Hamilton, Organ

I found this so lovely, so I’m sharing it … just because!

Victor C. Johnson: Stars I Shall Find
Text by Sarah Teasdale
The Singing Statesmen (University of Wisconsin); Dr. Christopher G. McKinley, Director

The text is here. (I’m not sure if it’s still under copyright or not, so I won’t print it here.)