Maybe I do.

Maybe we all do?

Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
VOCES8; English Chamber Orchestra; Barnaby Smith, Conductor

Word of the Highest, our only hope,
Eternal day of earth and the heavens,
We break the silence of the peaceful night;
Saviour Divine, cast your eyes upon us!

Pour on us the fire of your powerful grace,
That all hell may flee at the sound of your voice;
Banish the slumber of a weary soul,
That brings forgetfulness of your laws!

O Christ, look with favour upon your faithful people
Now gathered here to praise you;
Receive their hymns offered to your immortal glory;
May they go forth filled with your gifts.

26. March 2023 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Peteris Vasks: The Fruit of Silence
Latvia Radio Choir; Sinfonietta Riga; Sigvards Kjava, Conductor

The fruit of silence is prayer
The fruit of prayer is faith
The fruit of faith is love
The fruit of love is service
The fruit of service is peace.

Text: Mother Teresa

18. December 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Fourth Sunday in Advent

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, arr. Taylor Scott Davis
VOCES8, Apollo5, VOCES8 Foundation Choir & Orchestra; Barnaby Smith, Conductor

11. December 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Advent, Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Third Sunday in Advent

Veni, Veni Emmanuel, arr. Philip Lawson
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Conductor

02. May 2021 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Happy Orthodox Easter

Easter Orthodox Song – Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

14. May 2020 · Comments Off on San Francisco Ballet · Categories: Can't Stop the Dancing!, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

Delightful!

Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

(This is a work I have always loved playing … that first oboe entrance is one I’m in love with!)

The MET Orchestra performs the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana at the Met Opera’s At-Home Gala.
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16. April 2020 · Comments Off on One more before my walk … · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , , ,

I think I’ll waltz on over to France.

04. April 2020 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

Sibelius: Finlandia

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Sibelius’s Finlandia, a piece that is dear to us all! It has been recorded with great feeling despite the distance between the players! A total of 62 Lahti Symphony Orchestra musicians participate from their own home studios. We wish everyone a wonderful weekend! #finlandia #together #sinfonialahti #themusicwillnotstop

Sinfonia Lahti ylpeänä esittää meille kaikille rakkaan Sibeliuksen Finlandian! Se on äänitetty suurella tunteella muusikoiden välimatkoista huolimatta! Mukana on yhteensä 62 Sinfonia Lahden muusikkoa omissa kotistudioissaan. Toivotamme kaikille oikein ihanaa viikonloppua! #finlandia #yhdessä #sinfonialahti #musiikkieivaikene

01. February 2019 · Comments Off on Start With Stravinsky · Categories: Ramble · Tags: , ,

It’s a nice way to begin a morning, I think. And a new month, as well!

Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella • Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

From the YouTube page (I love it when all the musicians are listed!)

October 28, 2018
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

VIOLIN I
Benjamin Hoffman – principal
Jimin Lee
Kako Miura
Gabriel Maffuz-Anker
Zachary Brandon

VIOLIN II
Chiai Tajima – principal
Evan Johanson
April Paik
Wynton Grant
Alex Granger

VIOLA
Leo Plashinov – principal
Alice Ping
Marissa Winship

CELLO
Juliette Herlin – principal
Mia Barcia-Colombo
Javier Iglesias Martin

BASS
Daniel Carson – principal
Sam Shuhan

FLUTE
Doug DeVries – principal
Emma McCartney

OBOE
Robert Walker – principal
Laura Arganbright

BASSOON
Ryan Wilkins – principal
Lieza Hansen

HORN
Rachel Nierenberg – principal
Ian Petruzzi

TRUMPET
Jonah Levy

TROMBONE
Connor Rowe