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Tomás Luis de Victoria (±1548–1611): Domine non sum dignus – Escolania Escorial

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June 2, 2014

The boys of the  Escolania Escorial singing Tomás Luis de Victoria's Domine non sum dignus. Enjoy :-).

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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): Psalm 23 – Escolania de Montserrat

January 25, 2014

In 1965 the Very Reverend Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester, approached Bernstein and asked him to compose a work for the 1965 Chichester Three Choirs Festival Festival, Bernstein who was on Sabbatical at the time accepted the commission and wrote about it in an article – much of it in verse, published in the New York Times of October 24th 1965:

Of time to think as a pure musician
and ponder the art of composition.
For hours on end I brooded and mused
on materiae musicae, used and abused;
On aspects of unconventionality,
Over the death in our time of tonality,
Over the fads of Dada and Chance,
The serial strictures, the dearth of romance,
‘Perspective in Music’ the new terminology,
Physiomathematomusicology;
Pieces called ‘Cycles’ and ‘Sines’ and ‘Parameters’—
Titles too beat for these homely tetrameters;
Pieces for nattering, clucking sopranos
With squadrons of vibraphones, fleets of pianos
played with the forearms, the fists and the palms
—And then I came up with the Chichester Psalms.
These psalms are a simple and modest affair,
Tonal and tuneful and somewhat square,
Certain to sicken a stout John Cager
With its tonics and triads in E flat major.
But there it stands the result of my pondering,
Two long months of avant-garde wandering—
My youngest child, old-fashioned and sweet.
And he stands on his own two tonal feet.

You'll find Psalm 23 sung by the talented boys of the Escolania de Montserrat – soloist; Joan Rovira. Enjoy :-).

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Escolania San Lorenzo De El Escorial: Musica La Mancha PANTERA ROSA

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October 16, 2013

Have you ever wondered what a Pink Panther with a Spanish accent sounds like ? Wonder no more it sounds like this …

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Pau Casals (1876 – 1973) Nigra Sum – Escolania de Montserrat

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May 25, 2013

The choristers of the Escolania de Montserrat singing Pablo Casals' (Pau Casals) beautiful setting of Nigra Sum at Montserrat Abbey. Video text and translation are all below the fold. Enjoy :-)

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Francisco de Montanos (1528 — 1595): O Domine Jesu Christe – Capella de Música de Montserrat – YouTube

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November 10, 2012

The Capella de Música de Montserrat (the Men's Choir of the Escolania de Montserrat) singing Francisco de Montanos' 'O Domine Jesu Christe' at  Montserrat Abbey in 2011. Enjoy :-).

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Video Source: Capella de Música de Montserrat – YouTube Published on Oct 23, 2012 by EscolaniaMontserrat

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