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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: Gloria – Christmas in The Berg Concert 2012

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January 3, 2013

imageThe opening number of the Drakies'  "Christmas in The Berg Concert 2012" Enjoy :-).

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Kearsney College Choir – Song Of Peace – YouTube

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January 1, 2013

Bernard Kruger's introduction in the video makes any comment from me extraneous. Enjoy :-).

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Music of The Pater Noster: Pater Noster – Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst – Cascade Concert Choir and OSU Chamber Orchestra

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November 26, 2012

I've picked another modern American setting of the Pater Noster for this week's entry in my series dealing with the Lord's Prayer. I've written about van Bronkhorst's music before – if you haven't heard it I strongly urge you to  listen to this performance of his Agnus Dei.  The performance below of his setting of the Pater Noster is a live (sound only) recording using a camcorder of a performance by the Cascade Concert Choir and OSU Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Steven Zielke given at St. Mary's, Mount Angel, Oregon. The sing it  with verve and professionalism. Enjoy :-).

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Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): Christ Rising Again – Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

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August 13, 2012

Tewkesbury choristersWeelkes' setting of the verse anthem 'Christ rising' reflects the infuence that Byrd's setting published in 1589 in "Songs of sundrie natures" had upon the next generation. Weelkes' anthem includes much word- painting, rising sequences, and a superb Byrd-inspired duet for trebles at 'to life'. Like much of Weelkes' religious music continuity and integration is achieved by Weelkes' use of a sort of quasi-canonic writing combined with a restricted number of motifs. The final Alleluia is a remarkable piece of composition which like Weelkes' 'O Lord, arise into thy resting-place' makes heavy use of compact imitation and false relations. It's superbly sung in the music video below by the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum. I'd be remiss not to mention by name the soloists Oliver Gay and Aaron King (trebles) and Stephen Taylor and Stephen Burrows (altos) whose singing of this far from easy peace can only be described as masterful. Enjoy :-).

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: King of Kings, Majesty

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July 7, 2012

It's been a while since I posted anything by the Drakensberg Boys' Choir, the video below the fold is of their performance last year of 'King of Kings, Majesty' with the solo being sung by J.J. I've put the lyrics below fold also. Enjoy :-).

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