Mendelssohn: Laudate Pueri
Maîtrise of Radio France; Sofi Jeanin, Conductor

Praise, o children, the Lord:
praise the Lord’s name.
Blessed be the name of the Lord,
from this time forth and for evermore.

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 (www.althea-composer.com). 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.

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

Bach: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (Cantata for Palm Sunday)
Stiffsbarock Stuttgart; Kay Johannsen, Conductor

(English translation can be found here.)

1. Sinfonia
2. Coro “Himmelskönig, sei willkommen” 2:13
3. Recitativo (Christian Wagner, Bass) “Siehe, ich komme, im Buch ist von mir geschrieben” 5:59
4. Aria (Christian Wagner, Bass) “Starkes Lieben” 6:43
5. Aria (Elvira Bill, Alt) “Leget euch dem Heiland unter” 9:12
6. Aria (Philipp Nicklaus, Tenor) “Jesu, lass durch Wohl und Weh” 17:22
7. Choral “Jesu, lass durch deine Passion” 21:58
8. Coro “So lasset uns gehen in Salem der Freuden” 26:08

Alejandro Consolación: Alleluia
Ansan City Choir

As Every Day, They Mercy Spares (No. 38)
Cantus

Cantus performs the rare early-American hymn “As Every Day, Thy Mercy Spares (No. 38),” a beautiful 1844 church song based on a Mozart tune. Enjoy! ???

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“As Every Day, Thy Mercy Spares (No. 38)”
Performed by Cantus (https://www.cantussings.org)
Hymn: Elam Ives, Jr., William Alpers and Henry C. Timm
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music from the American Classical Hymns project
Free sheet music:

Filmed May 11, 2021, at Central Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minn.

Executive producer: Randy Salas

Thanks to Prof. Peter Mercer-Taylor, University of Minnesota, and Jennifer Anderson and Anna Sanchez, Central Presbyterian

Orlando Gibbons: Almighty and Everlasting God, arr. Paul Smith
The Voces8 Scholars (U.S)

CREDITS:
Voces8 Scholars: Maxwell Ary, Aaron Cates, Logan Combs, Jenna Hernandez, Jess Huetteman, Grace Kiver, Lauren Lestage, Adrien Redford, Christopher Short, Michael Skarke, Ross Tamaccio and Emily Wood.
Directors: Paul Smith and Erik Jacobson
Recording: Cameron Wiley, Evan Clark and Peter Ecklund
Video post-production: Evan Clark
Executive producer: Randy Salas

Recording dates: Nov. 15-17, 2021

Kantorei

Concert opener for “Exile Lamentations” performed March 6, 2022
Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO USA
Joel M. Rinsema, Managing Artistic Director
Emma Tebbe, mezzo-soprano

Translation:

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light
Of your holy rays.

With learning and knowledge enlighten us,
your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
all your kindness and grace.

Bless us with freedom,
bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
for ever and evermore.

William Byrd: Vigilate
The Voces8 Scholars (U.S)

CREDITS:
Voces8 Scholars: Maxwell Ary, Aaron Cates, Logan Combs, Jenna Hernandez, Jess Huetteman, Grace Kiver, Lauren Lestage, Adrien Redford, Christopher Short, Michael Skarke, Ross Tamaccio and Emily Wood.
Directors: Paul Smith and Erik Jacobson
Recording: Cameron Wiley, Evan Clark and Peter Ecklund
Video post-production: Evan Clark
Executive producer: Randy Salas

Recording dates: Nov. 15-17, 2021

Oh how my heart aches.

Prayer for Ukraine by Mykola Lysenko

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light…
Of your holy rays.

With learning and knowledge enlighten
Us, your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
All your kindness and grace.

Bless us with freedom, bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
For ever and evermore.