Concerts

Concerts

Billings Arr. Shank: David’s Lamentation — 2010 Oregon All-State Choir

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January 8, 2014

Joshua Shank 150x150 captionedI love Billings' music, and often when I hear an arrangement of something of his I find myself wishing that the arranger had left well enough alone.  That being said this performance of the young American composer Joshua Shank's arrangement of it is devastatingly effective.

markfromireland

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Sunday Concert: Palestrina 400 Years

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January 5, 2014

Coronation of the Virgin - St Maria Maggiore

Perhaps at this point you might like a brief respite from all the Christmas music? How about the Tallis Scholars' February 2nd 1994 Palestrina 400th Anniversary Concert? It was held appropriately enough in St. Maria Maggiore the church where  Palestrina began his education as a scholar and where he was also a choir boy. Palestrina was a prolific composer and this concert gives a good idea of the musical depth and balance of his works. If you've ever wondered why Palestrina's polyphonic style became the norm that was imitated for many years, or why even today there are classes that teach aspiring composers how to write counterpoint in the style of Palestrina the Tallis Scholars' flawless performance of this beautiful music will show you why. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Haendel 1741 Messiah Collegium 1704, Václav Luks – YouTube

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January 1, 2014

I greatly admire the work of the Czech early music orchestra and choir Collegium 1704 and their conductor Václav Luks. Their version of Handel's Messiah is one of my favourite performances of the oratorio. For me it's about as close to perfection as music gets. I hope you'll enjoy at least as much as I do.

Happy New Year.

markfromireland

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Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly: Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris

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December 30, 2013

This charming 13th Century Carol is – so far as I know, the oldest French carol still sung today. It's performed below by the Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly under their director François Polgár. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly: Guillaume de Bouzignac ‘Ave Maria’

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December 29, 2013

This live performance of Bouzignac's annunciation dialogue motet is from a Christmas concert given by the Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly - (The Paris Boys Choir) on December 19th 2013. It's a piece of music I've loved ever since I first heard it but oh dear Lord it's notoriously difficult to sing. Congratulations to the PCSCN and especially their soloist.

mfi

Video Source: PCSCN-2013- Ave Maria - YouTube Published on 23 Dec 2013 by CHOREL94

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