Posts Tagged ‘ Boys’ Choirs ’

The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended : The Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury

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January 30, 2012

One of my favourites and beautifully sung – I have to agree with 'drwestbury'. Lyrics are below the fold, enjoy :-)

markfromireland

The choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury sing Rev Clement Cotterill Scholefield's beautiful hymn The day Thou gavest Lord is ended. I'm just uploading this because it is a favourite hymn of mine and I adore the verse by the trebles and the wonderful descant.

Source: The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended : The Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury – YouTube Uploaded by drwestbury on Aug 20, 2009

Lyrics: The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended

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Saturday Chorale: Rutter: The Lord Bless You And Keep You

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January 28, 2012

cover light of the world 300pxJohn Rutter's 'The Lord Bless you and keep you' like much of his music is characterised by a flowing melodic line in which the lower accompanying lines sound almost effortless. It's sung here by the Tewkesbury Abbey School Choir.

Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Rutter: The Lord bless you and keep you

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The Lord bless you and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine

upon you and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up the light of His

countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen

(Numbers 6: 24)

Sancta Maria (Frescobaldi) & Tota Pulchra Es (Campra): Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly – YouTube

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January 23, 2012

I wasn't at all familiar with the performance of Frescobaldi's Toccata e Recercare (Sancta Maria) or Campra's setting of Tota Pulchra Es recorded in 1975 by Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly. I'd heard about but, never actually had the chance to hear the singing of Florian Catillon and Baudoin Corman – beautiful voices. I was thrilled to find both pieces on YouTube in one video. Lyrics and a translation to English are both below the fold. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Les Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly – YouTube Uploaded by maartendas on Jan 19, 2012

Lyrics: Toccata e Recercare (Sancta Maria) & Tota Pulchra Es

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Sunday Playlist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem K626 – Boys Choir of Moscow State Choir College (MGHU) of Sveshnikov

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January 22, 2012

This is one of the best performances of Mozart's Requiem I've ever heard, I wore out two tape cassettes of playing it, and am thrilled to hear it again. It was performed and recorded by the Boys Choir of Moscow State Choir College of Svechnikov  in !987. It's beautifully sung and has the very distinctively "Russian" sound – no one would ever think this was a Western choir singing, not would they ever think this was anything other than a superbly trained boys' choir singing it. The soloists were:

  • Andrei Azovsky (discanto)(soprano).
  • Dmitry Turkumyants (alto).
  • Alexander Yudenkov (tenor).
  • Leonid Federov (bass).

Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Playlist source:  K 626 Boys Choir of Moscow State Choir College of Svechnikov – YouTube A playlist by markfromireland's channel consisting of videos uploaded to YouTube by by amservices on Dec 15, 2010

Wednesday Feature: "Voices of the heart" Documentary on the Boys Choir of Moscow State Choir College (MGHU) of Sveshnikov

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January 18, 2012

One of the best performances I've ever heard of Mozart's Requiem was that recorded by the renowned Boys Choir of Moscow State Choir College of Sveshnikov in 1987. It's stunningly beautiful, I was thrilled to discover it had been posted to YouTube and will posting it as a playlist next Sunday. The documentary was filmed in 1990 one year before the Sveshnikov College became the Academy of Choral Arts. It's a surprisingly open look at the life of the choir and how the boys were (and still are) trained. They work hard and are worked hard by their teachers, with spectacular results – there's an unforgettable treatment of "Deep River". The documentary focusses on the teaching by Professor Popov and includes discussions and examples of the distinctive "Russian Choral Sound" and of the roots of much Russian choral music in religious music with some truly memorable examples of beautiful singing. You'll find the video below the fold – just under an hour of wonderful singing and information. Sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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