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Wednesday Earwig: The Beatles: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – New Dublin Voices – YouTube

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April 10, 2013

It's been a while since I posted an 'earwig' so here without further ado are the New Dublin Voices choir conducted by Bernie Sherlock performing The Beatles'  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da at the 44th Tolosa Choral Contest. This performance got them third prize in the Mixed Choirs – Polyphony, contest. Enjoy :—).

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Video & Lyrics Source:  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles – YouTube Published on 8 Nov 2012 by Luisa D. Camacho

Lyrics: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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Paul McCartney/John Lennon: Lady Madonna – New Dublin Voices

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March 17, 2012

The Irish choir 'New Dublin Voices', Ireland, directed by Bernie Sherlock singing 'Lady Madonna' during their participation in the 11th International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf  June 2009. Enjoy :-)

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Source: Paul McCartney/John Lennon: Lady Madonna – YouTube Uploaded by DolfRabus on Jun 21, 2009

Lady Madonna lyrics

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Saturday Chorale: Claudio Monteverdi: Cantate Domino and Ecco mormorar l’onde

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November 5, 2011

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Monteverdi contributed a number of short motets, of which 'Cantate Domino'  is one, to an anthology of motets for from one to eight voices published in 1620 by his fellow Cremonese Giulio Cesare Bianchi. It seems probable to me that Monteverdi wrote this motet quite a bit earlier than 1620 and donated it to Bianchi as a suitable for performance by a choir with slender resources. I've two reasons for thinking this:

  1. The scoring – it'a well within the range of a provincial choir with modest resources.
  2. The sequence he uses for the phrase 'Cantate et exultate'  is also found at the end of his madrigal 'Ecco mormorar l’onde' – although the effect is quite different.

Monteverdi published his setting of Torquato Tasso's poem  'Ecco mormorar l’onde' ('Hear now the murmuring waves') in 1590 by Monteverdi in his Second Book of Madrigals. It seems very unlikely to me that in 1620 Monteverdi should suddenly decide to reuse a piece of music that he'd written thirty years earlier. Surely it's far more likely that he gave it to Bianchi (who was his friend and colleague at the Gonzaga court, Mantua during Monteverdi's time there as maestro di cappella) and that Bianchi used it in his anthology years later. I've set up a playlist which you'll find below with both pieces so that you can hear and decide for yourselves. The performance of 'Canate Domino' is by the University Singers of the University of Missouri – Columbia  it dates from May 18th 2010 and was given in Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. The music video of 'Ecco mormorar l'onde' is by the Irish choir 'New Dublin Voices' and comes from their prize winning performance of the piece given at the Budapest International Choir Festival 2009. There are plenty of excellent performances of both pieces of music to be found on YouTube. I've picked these because I think that the University Singers of the University of Missouri bring out the amost playful back and forth between the choir parts very well. You can really hear the madrigal-like quality of the piece. I like the 'New Dublin Voices' performance they sing it relatively fast but with a very clear diction that does Monteverdi's attempt to convey Tasso's lyrical description of the souncds to be heard at sunrise full justice. The music videos, lyrics, Latin to English and Italian to English translations are all below the fold. The picture I've chosen to illustrate the posting is Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' found in Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano.

Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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William Byrd: Agnus Dei – New Dublin Voices

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October 24, 2011

William Byrd: Agnus Dei sung here by the Irish Choir "New Dublin Voices " directed by Bernie Sherlock. The performance was recorded on September 17th 2010, at Sant'Ignacio, Arezzo as part of the 58 Concorso Polifonico Arezzo 2010. Lyrics and translation are below the video should you want them. Enjoy :-).

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Video Source: William Byrd: Agnus Dei - New Dublin Voices –  Uploaded by DolfRabus on Sep 19th, 2010  – YouTube

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Percy French: Phil the Fluter’s Ball – New Dublin Voices

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September 9, 2011

Percy French's 'Phil the Fluter's Ball' is very typical of his light-hearted and charming music hall songs. I used to sing this as a boy as part of a school choir – it became something of a party piece for us. We didn't sing it any near as well as this but we definitely had as much fun. This performance is by the Irish Choir 'New Dublin Voices'  conducted by Bernie Sherlock at 11th International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf  2009. Lyrics below the video. I hope you enjoy it, they did :-).

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Video Source: Percy French: Phil the Fluter's Ball – YouTube

Lyrics

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