Posts Tagged ‘ Boys’ Choirs ’

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612): Jubilate Deo – Dresdner Kreuzchor

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July 9, 2012

Gabrielli - 150x235Giovanni Gabrieli’s last and most important post was that of organist at San. Marco, Venice, following his appointment in 1585 he embarked on a prolific composing schedule for the great Venetian festivals of church and state for the first twenty years he had lavish resources available to him, his compositions for «cori spezzati» – multiple choirs spaced apart, date from this period. However in 1605 Doge Grimani died and there were cutbacks in San Marco's musical establishment. I believe that 'Jubilate Deo'  ('O be joyful in the Lord') dates from this second period.The strongest evidence for this lies in the nature of the piece. Gabrieli wrote it for a single choir in style that's clearly influenced by chansons and madrigals. Furthermore it didn't appear in print until after shortly Gabrieli died at which point it was published in no less than three separate collections in Germany. (Gabrieli was far more highly thought of in Germany than he was in Italy).

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: King of Kings, Majesty

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July 7, 2012

It's been a while since I posted anything by the Drakensberg Boys' Choir, the video below the fold is of their performance last year of 'King of Kings, Majesty' with the solo being sung by J.J. I've put the lyrics below fold also. Enjoy :-).

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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Veni Domine – YouTube

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July 3, 2012

The boys of the Tölzer Knabenchor (Tölz Boys' Choir) directed by Christopher Spallek singing Mendelssohn's 'Veni Domine' at a concert given on June 25th 2012 in the Kurhaus Bad Tölz – it's an excellent live performance which although it won't knock the Esconania de Montserrat's rendition from my list of favourites I nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed. The YouTube video, text, and English translation, are all below the fold. Enjoy :-).

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Libera: Eternal Light

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June 23, 2012

'Eternal Light', performed on BBC 'Songs of Praise' in a programme about the movie mogul J Arthur Rank who produced landmark British films like 'The Red Shoes' - a reference to which is included in the video.

Lyrics, and video both below the fold. Enjoy :-)

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: Gumboot Dancing

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June 2, 2012

It's a bit of an understatement to say that I like the Drakies' performances. No matter what they're performing they do it with enthusiasm and style. This is their take on the traditional South African Gumboot Dancing routine, the performance is from the their first concert in their 2010  Korean tour. The concert was given on May 12th in Seoul Art Centre Concert hall. Enjoy :-).

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Video Source: Drakensberg Boys' Choir - Gumboot Dancing – YouTube Uploaded by ccamani95 on Jun 24, 2010

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