Posts Tagged ‘ Boys’ Choirs ’

PCCB – Soloist Ephrem DLT – Atiché – 21st January 2014 at Boulogne Billancourt France

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November 27, 2014

The boys of the Petits Chanteurs À La Croix De Bois have made this Hebrew chant one of their own tours de force. Enjoy :-). mfi

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Drakensberg Boys Choir: Wethelebuke

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November 22, 2014

Wethelebuke, a SiSwati composition - as recorded on our campus in 2012

Enjoy :-)

mfi

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Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623): Hosanna to the Son of David

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November 1, 2014

This is a remarkably powerful piece of music that confirms were such a confirmation necessary that Weelkes was an outstandingly talented composer. It's an evocation of Matthew 21:9 in which the Evangelist depicts the crowd's reaction to Christ's entry into Jerusalem. You can hear their enthusiasm which Weelkes underscores by repeating their initial cry of welcome and aclamation "Hosanna" twice during the anthem. It's a stunning piece of music which must have thrilled its Stuart era audience whenever they heard it. Enjoy :-)

mfi

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Drakensberg Boys Choir: Amavolovolo (Joint Performance) – 27 August 2014

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October 4, 2014

The boys of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, together with the Kärntner Landesjugendchor and the proTON Vokalensemble performing Amavolovolo live in concert on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Thomas A. Walmisley (1814–1856): Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis – Kampen Boys Choir – YouTube

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September 22, 2014

Walmisley's early display of musical talent led his organist father to send him to Thomas Attwood for lessons in composition. Aged sixteen he was appointed organist of Croydon Parish Church where he came to the notice of Thomas Miller who sponsored him to the combined organistships of Trinity and St John's Colleges, Cambridge. His progress was  astoundingly rapid Walmisley was appointed to the chair of music, while still an undergraduate aged only 22 years old. In 1838 he took the BA degree and became a full member of Trinity College. He took the MA in 1841 and in 1848 presented himself for the degree of MusD. He was something of a musical pioneer who prophesied that Bach's music would be recognised as the supreme accomplishment of a musical genius long before Bach's music was well-known in England. By all accounts he was a brilliant organist and choir trainer under whose guidance the joint choir of Trinity and St John's became known as one of the best in England.  Together with S.S Wesley he was responsible for undoing the effect of generations of neblect upon the standard of British Cathedral music. Unfortunately he was prone to depression from which he sought relief in wine his death at the relatively young age of forty was probably caused by alcoholism. Much of his music is now lost but that which survives is well worth listening particularly when sung by a talented choir such as the invariably excellent Kampen Boys Choir. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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