Serendipity

I’ve just finished writing a two-part posting about Agostino Steffani and his music, Writing it gives me the perfect excuse to post this glorious performance of Eia mater recorded by the Boys Air Choir. I’ve had it for years and still listen to it regularly. It’s one of those performances whose freshness and clarity remains…

Franz Schubert: Ave Maria – Nidarosdomens Guttekor, Soloist – Adrian Skaar Hestnes

Schubert’s Ave Maria performed here by the Norwegian boys’ choir the Nidarosdomens Guttekor (Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir), the soloist is the incomparable Adrian Skaar Hestnes. I can’t recall ever hearing it better sung. Click the player below to listen and enjoy :-) markfromireland [audio:http://saturdaychorale.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ave_Maria_Schubert_Adrian_Skaar_Hestnes_and_NGK.mp3|titles=Ave_Maria_Schubert_Adrian_Skaar_Hestnes_and_NGK]

Andrew Johnston – Bright Eyes

I haven’t posted an ‘earwig" for a while. This one is Andrew Johnston singing ‘Bright Eyes’, and is from his official YouTube channel, this version is the ‘missing’ song that was dropped by the record company from his album ‘One Voice‘  at the last minute. (He’s now a student in the Royal Northern College of…

Libera: O Sanctissima

This music video of Libera singing Robert Prizeman’s setting of "O Sanctissima" was made by Libera for the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’ programme. If you’re used to the traditional Latin version of this hymn,( or any of the traditional English or German versions come to that), then Prizeman’s setting might come as a bit of…