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Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623): Laboravi in gemitu meo

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April 1, 2014

Until fairly recently music scholars believed that this setting of the sixth verse from Psalm six was was Weelkes' only Latin motet. It's a penitential motet whose structure owes much to Thomas Morley's setting of the same text. Thus you can hear several motifs in each phrase of the text. The result is an impressively expansive piece of music that makes very telling use of dissonance. It's sung to great effect below by the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum directed by Benjamin Nicholas.

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Siegfried Strohbach (born 1929) : Jesus, der Retter im Sturm – YouTube

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March 29, 2014

The boys of the Lübecker Knabenkantorei conducted by Marienkantor Michael D. Müller singing Strohbach's Gospel motet "Jesus, der Retter im Seesturm" (Jesus, the saviour in the storm on the lake) in a performance given on October 16th 2011  in Regensburg's Neupfarrkirche. Enjoy :-).

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Libera: Danny Boy (Soloist: Isaac London) – YouTube

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March 22, 2014

This is our live performance of Danny Boy from Armagh Cathedral

Video Source: ▶ Danny Boy – YouTube Published on Mar 16, 2014 Libera Official 

Soloist: Isaac London

Knabenchor der Chorakademie singt Abendlied von Rheinberger – YouTube

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March 4, 2014

Knabenchor der Chorakademie Dortmund sing Rheinberger's Abendlied

"Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, und der Tag hat sich geneiget, o bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden." Lukas 24:29

( 29 But they constrained him, saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them.
Source: NEW ADVENT BIBLE: Luke 24)

I've written about this Rheinberger's most well known piece before (see: J.G. Rheinberger: Abendlied — Dresdner Kreuzchor | Saturday Chorale), it's sung below by the choir of the Dortmund Choral Academy under their director Jost Salm. Enjoy :-).

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Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Beati quorum via – Sølvgutterne

February 4, 2014

Beati quorum via is the third of Stanford's  Three Motets, Op 38 published in 1905 and composed somewhere between fifteen to twenty years earlier. It's a piece I greatly enjoy hearing not least because of of its coda which when it's sung well by a choir who know what they're doing is a thing of wonder and delight. Oslo's Sølvgutterne are just such a choir and their performance of the motet as part of their sixtieth anniversary celebrations brings out Stanford's rich polyphonic textures to perfection. Enjoy :-).

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  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): ‘Drop, drop, slow tears’
  • 6th Sunday of Lent 2014: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross Op 51

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