Ola Gjeilo: Lux Beata Trinitas
ACJC Alumni Choir; Seow Yin, Oboe; Ola Gjeilo, Piano

(Yes, I know they say Merry Christmas at the end of the video … but I like it so I’m posting it now.)

Ken Burton: Prayer
Madison Choral Project; Albert Pinsonneault, Conductor

A Prayer
O Lord, the hard-won miles
Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
Where’er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow Do thou my footsteps lead. My heart is aching so;
Thy gracious balm I need.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

VOCES8 just posted a work I’d never heard before. It’s rather fascinating. The text is from a poem by Christopher Smart, and you can read more about him. The music is by Benjamin Britten, orchestrated by Imogen Holst.

VOCES8 and the VOCES8 Foundaiton Choir and Orchestra; Barnaby Smith, Conductor

Text

Dan Forrest: Hallelujah Yah: Three Psalms of Praise
Rivertree Singers; Dr. Warren Cook, Director; Jean Cook, Pianist

Lydia Jane Pugh: My Hiding Place (Psalm 32)
Choral Chameleon

Liz Hanna: O Magnum Mysterium
Choral Chameleon