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

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.…

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Blessed is he that considereth the poor

This week’s posting in my series discussing Purcell’s religious music deals with one of my all-time favourites amongst Purcell’s settings of the psalms. ‘Blessed is he that considereth the poor’ takes its text from Psalm 41 and probably dates from 1688 or thereabouts. Hmmm …  "1688 or thereabouts" never let it be said that you…

Feature: Steven Stucky (b1949) — The 3 Tallis Motets

The American composer Steven Stucky was born in 1949 he’s a very well thought of  composer both of orchestral music and of vocal music. As well as composing and conducting he also lectures, teaches, and is generally considered to be a leading commentator on contemporary American music. In 2005 as part of the 500th birthday…

Pierre de Manchicourt: Osculetur Me

Pierre de Manchicourt (circa 1510–1564) was probably born in 1510 in Béthune in Northern France he was well respected as a music and held various positions in Tours, Tournai, and Arras. Eventually he accepted a post as the head of the chapel of Philip II of Spain. He moved to Madrid in 1560 and died…

Waldemar Ahlen: Sommarpsalm – Koritsia Lund.

Waldemar  Åhlén’s ‘Sommarpsalm’ sung here by the Swedish Choir ‘Koritsia’  directed by Karin Fagius. This performance dates from the 10th International Chamber Choir Competition held at Marktoberdorf in 2007 and was given in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche Kaufbeuren. Enjoy :-). markfromireland Source: Koritsia, Lund, Sweden; Dir.: Karin Fagius – YouTube  Uploaded by DolfRabus on Jul 8, 2008