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Billings Arr. Shank: David’s Lamentation — 2010 Oregon All-State Choir

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January 8, 2014

Joshua Shank 150x150 captionedI love Billings' music, and often when I hear an arrangement of something of his I find myself wishing that the arranger had left well enough alone.  That being said this performance of the young American composer Joshua Shank's arrangement of it is devastatingly effective.

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Dragon school Oxford : Make me a channel of your peace

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December 31, 2013

The choir of The Dragon Preparatory School, Oxford (for 8-13 year olds) singing 'Make me a channel of your peace' during the 2011 School Choir of the year competition. As we come to the end of the year perhaps a pause for reflection is in order.

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Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly: Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris

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December 30, 2013

This charming 13th Century Carol is – so far as I know, the oldest French carol still sung today. It's performed below by the Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly under their director François Polgár. Enjoy :-)

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Advent Antiphons 2013: O Emmanuel

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December 23, 2013

The final antiphon is sung on December 23rd 'Emmanuel' means 'God with us' and the antiphon draws heavily on Isaiah 7:14:

Propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum ecce virgo concipiet et pariet filium et vocabitis nomen eius Emmanuhel

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

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Felice Anerio (±1560-1614): Christe redemptor omnium

December 9, 2013

westminster cathedral choir boys applauding 150x150 Felice Anerio's alternatim beautiful four-voice setting of the sixth century Advent Vesper hymn Christe redemptor omnium (Christ, Redeemer of Us All) is very traditional in style. Its imitative polyphony is very close to the chant and other than at the word 'caelum' avoids word-painting. It's sung below by the choir of Westminster Cathedral conducted by James O'Donnell. Enjoy :-).

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