Josquin Des Prez (±1450-1521): Absalon, fili mi

Josquin’s motet Absalon, fili mi is unique. The text in which David mourns the killing of his son Absalon who had risen in rebellion against him deviates from the Biblical text and was almost certainly compiled by Josquin himself: Absalon fili mi, quis det ut moriar pro te, Absalon? Non vivam ultra (from Job) ,…

The Lost Choir – Mad World – YouTube

I was alerted to this very moving performance of Roland Orzabal’s song "Mad World" given by the German boy’s choir Knabenchor Wuppertaler Kurrende in support of Universal Children’s Day 2012 by an email from my friend Kelly Canfield. They sing it beautifully   and in honour of a very good cause.  You’ll find the video, lyrics…