Joachim Oudaen: This Joyful Eastertide, harmonised by Charles Wood, Words by George Ratcliffe Woodward
Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Conductor

24. April 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Althea Talbot-Howard: Troparion (Christos Anesti)

Today is Orthodox Easter, so this seems pretty appropriate! No, no choir today. But I think this will do … don’t you?!

From the YouTube page:
This piece incorporates the Greek Orthodox Paschal (Easter) chant in the Dorian mode as its A1 and A2 sections, complemented by original material in the B1 & B2 sections.

It is dedicated to ‘Shiloh’, which is a prophetic name of Christ from Jacob’s prophecy of the future in Genesis 49:10…
“The sceptre will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until [Shiloh] comes,
and the obedience of the nations is his.”

This performance was given with Dominic Saunders at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, on 4 August 2019.

The sheet music can be purchased via my website ( Please send a message via the Contact Page.

Althea is playing a Mollenhauer Modern Alto (Treble) Recorder in Pearwood, with an E-extension bottom joint.

17. April 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: BachTrac™, Easter, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , , , ,

Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden

(If you’d like the translation go here.)

Kristine Bjånes, sopran
Ragnhild Wivestad Jansson, sopran
Silje Strand Blichfeldt, alt
Ola Kristoffer Øye, tenor
Andreas Wivestad Jansson, tenor/bass
Christian Holter, bass

Hilary Foster, fiolin
Julia Dibley, fiolin
Hans Gunnar Hagen, bratsj
Bodil Erdal, cello
Sigurd M. Øgaard, orgel

Knut Christian Jansson, dirigent/lyd og bilde

Well, not a woman composer for this evening, but I find this so lovely and thinks it deserves to be heard. Plus, truth be told, finding more women composers is getting challenging, and I found next to nothing for Easter.

Sung by Emmanuel Choir, Wylde Green
Conductor: Richard Mason, Director of Music

‘During this season of Easter, we are pleased to share with you our first social-distancing performance of the well-loved hymn, ‘This Joyful Eastertide’, arranged by Charles Wood.’ – Richard Mason, Director of Music

Amidst these difficult times, all at Emmanuel Choir hope that you, as well as all your friends and family, are keeping well and staying safe.

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Check out our other recordings and look out for more!

Yes, I posted another of this same song a short time ago, but I think it’s good for today.

Suzanne Toolan: I am the Bread of Life
This virtual choir cover is a collaboration between Harmony Choir, Unity Through Christ Choir, and the Thursday Club Choir, all resident choirs of Holy Family Catholic Church, Artesia, CA.

02. April 2021 · Comments Off on Beautiful · Categories: Easter

This is new to me, and had I discovered it earlier I would have posted it yesterday … but here you go:

Here is a translation I located:

If the voice of a child could reach up to you,
O my Father,
To be heard by Jesus… kneeling before You,
A prayer!
If you have chosen me to teach your laws
On Earth,
I would know how to serve you, august King of kings,
O Light!
On my lips, Lord, place the salutary Truth,
So that those who doubt, with humility will
revere you!
Do not abandon me, but give me the Grace necessary to
overcome evils, and to relieve pain
& misery!
Reveal yourself to me, Lord in whom I believe
and hope!
For You I want to suffer and die on the Cross,
on Calvary!

19. April 2020 · Comments Off on More For Sunday Morning · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Easter · Tags: , , , ,

… for my friends who celebrate Orthodox Easter

Watch and listen as participants from throughout the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians join the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir (NYC) in singing the triumphant hymn celebrating Christ’s glorious Resurrection together through music! SATB arranged by Dawn Helene, the Dino Anagnost Artist-in-Residence at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City. Compiled and edited by Costas Tsourakis, Associate Director of Music, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
To learn more, visit

19. April 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Easter, Sunday Morning Music · Tags:

Yes, this is a week late … unless you celebrate Orthodox Easter, in which case you are celebrating today!

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

A virtual choir sings “In resurrectione tua Christe coeli et terra laetentur!” (In your resurrection, Christ, heaven and earth rejoice!)

To celebrate Easter, 50 young adults from all over the world – singers and instrumentalists – share from their homes the song. Thank you everyone, specially the coordination team!
Samuel Stöckli / Mossy Mc / Sandro Gerber

12. April 2020 · Comments Off on A Shape Note Hymn · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Easter

Self-isolating singers from around the world submitted recordings to this virtual ensemble of pg. 236 “Easter Anthem” from The Sacred Harp.

Be sure and do the 360° thing! It’s fun to see all those singers!

St Andrew the Great Music