Agnus Dei: Qui pius est factus

Troping was the addition of a new verse or verses, consisting of text and music to an established text. The classic example is the English one whereby a composer would set the Mass with the exception of the Kyrie which, because it was troped, he would leave to be set according to local usage and…

Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739): Dulcis Jesu Mater cara

Bendetto Marcello’s reputation has been eclipsed by that of Vivaldi and the other professional musicians of his era his music is now largely forgotten. Its obscurity is our loss for Marcello’s music was greatly admired and rightly so by Bach, Telemann, Locatelli, Avison and Goethe, and in later times Cherubini, Rossini and Verdi. The ‘Nobile…

William Byrd: Agnus Dei – New Dublin Voices

William Byrd: Agnus Dei sung here by the Irish Choir "New Dublin Voices " directed by Bernie Sherlock. The performance was recorded on September 17th 2010, at Sant’Ignacio, Arezzo as part of the 58 Concorso Polifonico Arezzo 2010. Lyrics and translation are below the video should you want them. Enjoy :-). markfromireland Video Source: William…

‪Agnus Dei: J.M. van Bronkhorst‬

This modern Agnus Dei was composed by Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst Choir Director of Cascade High School in Turner, Oregon, it’s performed here by the Cascade Concert Choir and Oregon State Chamber Orchestra conducted by Marlan Carlson at St. Mary’s cathedral in Mount Angel, Oregon. It’s a very polished performance of a wonderful piece of music…

Marc Henric: Agnus Dei : Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc

The young French composer Marc Henric is the son of Jean Henric the President of the Choral Federation "Pueri Cantorès". With so much choral music in his background it’s hardly surprising that he should turn his hand to choral composition. This is his setting of "Agnus Dei" — it’s a thing of beauty. Remarkable to…

Samuel Barber : Agnus Dei : Ex Cathedra

Composers like Aaron Copland, William Schuman, Roy Harris, and Ned Rorem – not all of them sympathetic to Barber’s music in general – look at this work and shake their heads, wondering how he pulled it off. They fall back on phrases like "finely felt," "poetic," "nothing phoney," "a love affair." There’s no real complication…