Sommersalme : Århus Pigekor

Århus Pigekor (Århus Girls Choir) conducted by Helle Høyer Mogensen singing Waldemar Åhlén’s Sommarpsalmen (Sommersalme in Danish) in Cordoba, Argentina. This performance is from their 2008 tour and was given in Córdoba Cathedral, Argentina.I’ve put Åhlén’s lyrics and an English translation below the video. Enjoy :-). markfromireland

Til Marianne: Jesu Meine Freude : Holland Drengekor

Den motet "Jesu meine Freude", BWV 227, var skrevet til mindegudstjenesten for Johanna Meria Kees i 1723. Det er en af ​​de smukkeste af Bachs motetter. Det er også den mest strukturelt komplekse ("dipositio")af Bachs motetter. Bach valgte to forskellige tekster: Seks koral vers fra en Lied af Johannes Crüger om en tekst af Johann…

You Want To Write A What?

"And the fun of it will get you. And the joy of it will fetch you. Its a pleasure that is bound to satisfy.When you decide that John Sebastian must have been a very personable guy." Glenn Gould You want to write a what? A fugue eh? It’s been done before. Just ask Glenn :-)

Where’er you walk : Semele : Ben Crawley

Libera’s Ben Crawley singing "Where’er you walk" from Handel’s "Semele". The aria is from the second act of the opera. Jupiter the king of the Gods is Semele’s lover. Semele is discontented at her status as a mortal, disturbed by Semele’s aspirations to immortality Jupiter decides to distract her, "I must with speed amuse her".…

Libera Sampler

Libera have had a five track freeby giveaway on Bandcamp for a while. I’ve kept on meaning to write about it. When you go to Bandcamp site and find the Libera 5​-​track Sampler page. You get presented with the chance to listen to the tracks online, to blog about it or share the link on…