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Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone - John Farmer

By The King's Singers

Added by Tony Craven on 19/10/2021 (ID: 196)


Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd

Another great performance by The Sixteen

Added by Tony Craven on 19/10/2021 (ID: 195)


Ave Verum - Mozart

Performed by Les Art Flossisants

Added by Tony Craven on 19/10/2021 (ID: 194)


Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner

A performance of one of our favourite pieces by The Sixteen

Added by Tony Craven on 19/10/2021 (ID: 193)


Counting Music - Chris Lawry

A quirky concert item. Really quite cleaver and inventive.

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 11/04/2021 (ID: 190)


O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht BWV118

John Eliot Gardiner. English Baroque Soloists. Monteverdi Choir

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 31/03/2021 (ID: 189)


Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Op. 19 (1903) - Hugo Alfven

You may recognise parts of this masterpiece. Really well orchestrated.

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 17/03/2021 (ID: 188)


Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Bach

Another version of Singet by Bachchor Stockholm and Concentus musicus Wien using the usual treble and bass clefs.

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Added by SteveB (Admin) on 02/03/2021 (ID: 187)


Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Bach

Mottetto. BWV 225. Pure joy and I urge you to put the headphones on and escape for 12 minutes. Note the use of soprano, alto and tenor clefs for pitching middle C on the stave, so useful for the clarity and relative simplicity in the score and pitching many vocal parts across a wide range. Sadly we don't use these clefs much in vocal music today.

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 27/02/2021 (ID: 186)


Jerusalem - Parry

Words by William Blake. Music by C.H.H.Parry. Orchestrated by Edward Elgar.

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 06/02/2021 (ID: 161)

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