Sunday Playlist: Glorious Gloria

This Sunday’s playlist, is a live-recording of a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D RV589 by the Thomanerchor (St Thomas Choir) Leipzig, conducted by Georg Christoph Biller given as the opening concert for the Leipzig 2011 Bach Festival . It’s glorious. Wonderful orchestral accompaniment, the choir is in great form while the soprano soloists Paul…

‪Laudamus Te‬

I’ve picked two performances for you of "Laudamus Te" from Vivaldis’ "Gloria"   (RV589). The first is a relatively old video of a performance by Tewkesbury Abbey School. "Laudamus Te" is very typical of Vivaldi’s music with its intertwined imitative scale passages and melodic lines all of which go to make good music that gives us…