Posts Tagged ‘ Choral Music ’

Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876): Blessed be the God and Father

0
January 31, 2013

worcester-cathedral-seen-from-the-river Wesley's life and career were turbulent to say the least. He was the first child of Samuel Wesley and his housekeeper, Sarah Suter a brilliant musician and composer who along with Mendelssohn  was largely responsible for the recognition of Bach's music in Britain he also suffered periodic bouts of insanity. Samuel Sebastian inherited the family musical abilities in full he spent some time as a chorister at the Chapel Royal under the guidance of William Hawes. There then followed a series of appointments in various London churches until in 1832 the twenty-two year-old Wesley was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Hereford Cathedral.

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Ave Regina Coelorum – Youth Choir Balsis, Latvia – YouTube

0
January 29, 2013

The Latvian Youth Choir Balsis performed Tomás Luis de Victoria's Marian antiphon at the International Choir Contest Tolosa, Spain, Certamen Coral de Tolosa on October 30 2011 as part of their entry in the choral competition. It's a surprisingly difficult piece to sing which doesn't stop this very talented choir from singing it with aplomb. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Music of The Pater Noster: The Lord’s Prayer – Bernard Rose (1916 – 1996)

0
January 14, 2013

The late Bernard Rose's life and careers reflect the turbulent century in which he lived. His career as an organist was interupted by his time serving as a soldier during World War II he resumed his musical career after the war first at Queen's College Oxford and then Magdalen. As a scholar and tutor he was known for his expertise and emphasis on harmony and counterpoint, and his dedication to training choirs. His Preces and Responses, for use in Anglican evensong services are still very popular and often sung while his setting of the The Lord's Prayer which you can hear below sung by The Choir of The Abbey School Tewkesbury, is a modern Anglican version of a compline setting in which the prayer initiates a series of versicles and responses. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Pater Noster – Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube

2
January 7, 2013

The Salt Lake Vocal Artists perform "Pater Noster" by Fidel G. Calalang Jr. live in concert on November 1, 2010 in la iglesia de San Francisco, Tolosa, Spain, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred. Pater Noster was performed as part of the Vocal Artists program for the Tolosa Choral Contest's "Sacred Music" category of competition, in which they were awarded First Prize.

Spain Tour: Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2010

Fidel G. Calalang Jr's atmospheric and profoundly reverent setting is well worth listening to  - particularly when it's sung so marvelously well. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): O Lord, grant the king a long life

0
January 4, 2013

Henry Purcell It seems likely that Purcell composed O Lord, grant the king a long life (Z38) sometime during Charles II's last months (1685). The King was struggling with the illness that finally killed him and this piece is Purcell's plea to God that Charles' life be spared. It's an interesting piece and significant because it shows how Purcell's music was developing during this period. There's a lot less text and far more phrasal repetition while musically he divides the work up into more clearly defined and contrasted sections.

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Archives

Special Pages