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Carl Nielsen (1865-1931):Min Jesus lad mit hjerte få

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December 15, 2012

Koret fra Vor Frue Kirke - Århus (katolsk) synger Nielsens smukke indstilling af salme 217. Denne præstation blev optaget på 12 okt 2012 under liturgiske vesper i Bremer Domkirke. Solist var Lea Maria Wierød

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What is music for you? – Canta al mar 2012 – YouTube

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December 5, 2012

"Music is not just notes, it's a way of life and the expression of our soul and sound." Participants of Canta al mar - Festival Coral Internacional explain what music means to them. Some of the most beautiful impressions of this event.

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Rorate Caeli – Westminster Cathedral Choir – YouTube

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December 2, 2012

Rorate Caeli's text is that of Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348-after 405) text which is in turn after Isaiah 45: 8. The text expresses the longings of the Prophets and patriarchs, and thus symbolically of the Church and Christian Faithful for the the coming of the Messiah. It is often sung as a plainsong at Mass during Advent.

I'd be remiss not to mention in particular the soloists in my music video below the treble soloist is Rajah Lang and the bass soloist is Stephen Alder the choir is the Choir of Westminster Cathedral conducted by Martin Baker. Enjoy :-).

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Text: Rorate Caeli

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Music of The Pater Noster: Pater Noster – Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst – Cascade Concert Choir and OSU Chamber Orchestra

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November 26, 2012
This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Music Of The Pater Noster

I've picked another modern American setting of the Pater Noster for this week's entry in my series dealing with the Lord's Prayer. I've written about van Bronkhorst's music before – if you haven't heard it I strongly urge you to  listen to this performance of his Agnus Dei.  The performance below of his setting of the Pater Noster is a live (sound only) recording using a camcorder of a performance by the Cascade Concert Choir and OSU Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Steven Zielke given at St. Mary's, Mount Angel, Oregon. The sing it  with verve and professionalism. Enjoy :-).

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Peter Philips (1560-1628): Sancti Mei

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November 1, 2012

All Saints - small Peter Philips (1560-1628) was trained as a choirboy at St Paul’s Cathedral by the notorious Catholic recusant Sebastian Westcote. A devout Catholic who lacked powerful protectors Philips fled to the continent in 1582.  He enjoyed a successful career  and his music was widely admired and published. His choral music is in the style of his continental Catholic contemporaries and Sancti mei which you can hear below is similar in sound to some of Tomás Luis de Victoria's compositions. This isn't to say that Philips emulated Victoria – Philips was a genius of Byrd's calibre and had no need to imitate anyone:

"Like Byrd, Philips distinguished himself at whatever branch of music he tried his hand. No northern continental composer could compete in terms of versatility in keyboard, instrumental ensemble, secular and sacred vocal music, and in this Philips held to the English tradition. As Peacham said, however, his vocal music 'affecteth altogether the Italian vein', and few English traits are to be found in it."

Source: Grove

Philips published Sancti mei in his Cantiones Sacrae of 1612, it's a responsory with verse and response In Festo Omnium Sanctorum (for the Feast of All Saints)  :

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