The Lord Is My Shepherd (Will Todd) – Meeting House Virtual Choir

Steven Seigart, conductor and piano

Christ is Risen (Georgian)

Paschal Troparion in Georgian, from the Svaneti region, sung by the Sheehan Family

There is a green hill (hymn) • Performed by The Gesualdo Six, directed by Owain Park

Tune: Horsley • Music by William Horsley • Words by Cecil Frances Alexander • NEH 76

Henry Purcell: Evening Hymn
Helen Charlston and Toby Carr perform Henry Purcell’s ‘Evening Hymn’ as part of London Sound Gallery.

11. April 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Featured in our Good Friday 2021 virtual celebration of the Lord’s Passion:

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When I survey the wondrous cross
Adapted by Edward Miller (1731 – 1807)
Words by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Sung by True Voices Evensong Choir
Recorded virtually in March 2021

When I survey the wondrous Cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his Blood.

See from his head, his hands, his feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson like a robe,
Spreads o’er his body on the Tree;
Then am I dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

True Voices Evensong Choir (* core group):
Soprano: Janine Alexander, Colleen Breytenbach, Susan Carletti*, Anna Grieve, Maryanne McLachlan, Erin Poulter, Nicholas Poulter, Stephanie Pulker*
Alto: Helene Cooke*, Rouzanna Coxson, Bryony Poulter*, Jocelyn Taylor*, Katie Worthington-Smith
Tenor: Levi Alexander, Damian Newell* (solo), Matthew Poulter*, Len Worthington-Smith
Bass: Simon Chapman, Patrick Cordery*, Graham Molyneux, Johan Swanepoel*

Organ: Dr Diederick Basson

Mixed and edited by Matthew Poulter

This recording © 2021 True Voices
All rights reserved.

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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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

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.

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.)

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