Ndumiso Manana – 26 April 2014

As I’m sure you know by now I’m a fan of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir I sometimes wonder how the boys progress musically when they leave the school, so I was very pleased indeed when this video of  Ndumiso Manana turned up in my feed.  He was unforgettable aged ten a decade ago — I…

Andrea Gabrieli (±1510-1586): O sacrum convivium

Whenever we he the name ‘Gabrieli’ we tend to think of Giovanni Gabrieli but Andrea Gabrieli – the uncle to Giovanni is a composer whose music repays investigation. He was born sometime around 1510 perhaps in Cannareggio in the northern part of Venice. In the course of his career he was organist of the Church…