Carl Nielsen – Der er et yndigt Land – Canzone Koret

I 1924, skrev Carl Nielsen den nye melodi til Adam Oehlenschlägers dansk Fædrelandssang "Der er et yndigt Land ‘. (De fleste danskere kender denne sang med Hans Ernst Krøyers melodi fra ca. 1835). Når Nielsen offentliggjort denne version i 1924 kritiker i aviserne skrev, at Nielsens nye melodi ikke ville erstatte Krøyers melodi, fordi alle…

Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700): Memento Homo

Diogo Dias Melgás (also spelt Melgaz Melgás) was born in Cuba, Portugal, in 1638 and died in Évora in 1700. He became a choirboy at Évora Cathedral aged nine studying under Bento Nunes Pegado his subsequent career was at Évora Cathedral where he was elected master of the boys on 14 March 1662, mestre da…

Huw Morgan: To the Western Wind – Merbecke Choir

Robert Herrick (1591–1674) summed up his own poetry best: I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers, Of April, May, of June and July flowers, I sing of May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes, Of bridegrooms, brides and of their bridal-cakes. He was as The Poetry Foundation put it in their entry for him "one of…