Pierre de la Rue: O Saluters Hostia
Junges Ensemble Dresden

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to man below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Thine aid supply; thy strength bestow.
To thy great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
Oh, grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee.

Henry Baker (music), Charles W. Everest (words): Take up they cross
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Conductor

Kristo Matson: David’s Song No. 131 (Psalm 131)
Collegium Musicale Chamber Choir; Endrik Üksvärav

‘Gloria’ & ‘Et in terra pax’: Bach’s Mass in B Minor (VOCES8, Academy of Ancient Music)

Put that volume up!

On April 4th 2021 (Easter Day) VOCES8, Academy of Ancient Music (led by Rachel Podger), and a starry line up of soloists (Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Jeremy Budd, Matthew Brook), presented Bach’s Mass in B minor, directed by Barnaby Smith.

… back when the world was truly under lockdown, as you can see:

JS Bach BWV 147 Chorale L’Harmonie des saisons 20 Cell Phones in Confinement

Cyrillus Kreek: Mu süda ärka üles
Collegium Musicale Chamber Choir; Jaak Sooäär, electric guitar; Endrik Üksvärav, Conductor

Awake, my heart, and praise the Lord singing. The one who gives us all that good and helps us carry our burdens. At night, my Lord, your hand was holding me. Do carry me through the day, and send angels to shelter me. Help me in my work. Show me what is right. I’ll leave to you to care for whatever I undertake. Your loving kindness will be my lot. My heart a temple of Yours. May your word here feed me, and show me the way to heaven.

Rudolf Mauersberger: Das Vaterunser (Our Father)
Vocaconsort Leipzig; Gregor Meyer, Conductor