How much is that doggy in the …

O quam gloriosum by Victoria, being sung in Canterbury Cathedral by St Stephen’s Church Choir, Canterbury. The choir were right up in the far East End of the cathedral by this point, which is why it sounds rather distant. Watch out for the dog coming into the Quire at around 1’40"!

In which markfromireland makes a small musical digression

"No I can’t stand it, it’s boring and pompous" that’s taken from a friend’s emailed description of the Prelude to Charpentier’s ‘Te Deum’. On closer enquiry it turns out that she’d only ever heard it played at the start of Eurovision broadcasts. Fair enough the "Eurovision" version of it is badly played and is indeed…

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Greetings, I’ve installed an extra feature which I hope you will find useful.  From now on, at the end of each posting a list of links to other postings on this site that you might also like will appear. Perhaps you’ll see a posting about a performance that you’d like to listen to again, perhaps…