William Byrd: Haec Dies
VOCES8

TEXT
Haec dies quam fecit Dominus:
exultemus et laetemur in ea,
alleluia.

TRANSLATION
This is the day which the Lord hath made:
let us be glad and rejoice therein.
Alleluia.

08. May 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

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.

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 (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.

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

14. April 2022 · Comments Off on Maundy Thursday · Categories: Holy Days · Tags: ,

Gesualdo: Tristis est anima mea
The Gesualdo Six; Owain Park, Conductor

Filmed in the Lady Chapel at York Minster, March 2021
With thanks to the Dean and Chapter of York Minster, and the National Centre for Early Music

The Gesualdo Six have recorded the complete Tenebrae Responsories on their fifth album

Tristis est anima mea
from Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (Feria Quinta)

Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem :
sustinete hic, et vigilate mecum :
nunc videbitis turbam, quæ circumdabit me.
Vos fugam capietis, et ego vadam immolari pro vobis.

Ecce appropinquat hora, et Filius hominis tradetur in manus peccatorum.
Vos fugam capietis, et ego vadam immolari pro vobis.

My soul is sorrowful even unto death;
stay you here, and watch with me.
Now ye shall see a multitude, that will surround me.
Ye shall run away, and I will go to be sacrificed for you.

Behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Ye shall run away, and I will go to be sacrificed for you.

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

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

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

Alejandro Consolación: Alleluia
Ansan City Choir

27. March 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , , ,

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! ???

Find more choir music at YourClassical Choral Stream: https://www.yourclassical.org/choral


“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

20. March 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

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

13. March 2022 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

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