Drakensberg Seunskoor : Halleluja

For this posting I’ve put up two videos of the Drakensberg Boys Choir singing Johann van der Sandt’s arrangement of Ralph Siegel and  Anneli van Rooyen’s,  "Halleluja". The first video is of a concert performance on Wednesday 9th March 2011, the conductor is Bragi Þór Valsson, while the accompanists were A. Blaauw and B. De…

Stopford: Ave Maria

The more I explore it the more taken I am by Philip Stopford’s music. This is his enchanting setting of "Ave Maria" as sung by his Ecclesium choir. The mood is elegaic, and the result both soothing and beautiful. Have a listen and see what you think. Lyrics below the video if you want them.…

Saturday Chorale: Cailleach An Airgid (The Hag With The Money)

Sometimes the titles to these postings just write themselves. :-) I’ve picked three versions of the traditional Irish song "Cailleach An Airgid" for you to enjoy. "Cailleach An Airgid" translates from Gaelic into English as either "The Hag With The Money" or the "The Moneyed Hag" depending on the translator’s preferences. You’ll often hear Irish…

In Noctem

The deleted choral scene from “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” For the Harry Potter fans amongst us — one in particular, you know who you are :-). Enjoy. Lyrics are in the video, the English is a translation of the Latin. markfromireland Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ro-vL4KLDY

Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin: Debussy

For this playlist I’ve picked two very different performances of the second of a set of three poems by Charles De Valois, Duke of Orléans (1394 – 1465) set to music by Claude Debussy. The performances are very different from each other but each is, I think, very beautiful. I find Debussy’s "Trois Chansons de…

Saturday Chorale: Wilby: If Ye Love Me

"If Ye Love Me" has inspired many composers of choral music, amongst them is the British Composer Philip Wilby (born Pontefract 1949). Wilby’s best known as a composer for brass bands. But his choral compositions have worth and deserve wider recognition. Amongst his choral works are some truly lovely settings. This is his setting of…

Saturday Chorale: Libera Leiden Concert

Source: Libera Angel Voices Libera in concert (2007) from faroh1979 on Vimeo. This 55 minute long video dates from 2007 and was filmed in Pieterskerk Leiden, there’s a nice mix of music here, as you might expect “Adoramus”, “Sanctus”, “Salva me”, and “Ave Maria” all feature in the performance these are balanced nicely by “Far…

Boys Choir Of Kenya – "Homeless"

The Boys Choir Of Kenya singing Paul Simon’s "Homeless".  This is one of the nicest performances of this that I’ve heard. Have a listen and see if you agree. Lyrics below the fold. Enjoy :-) markfromireland Source: Boys Choir Of Kenya – "Homeless" from Mikey Levelle on Vimeo.