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Music to listen to before you emigrate to a desert island

For any singer or instrumentalist listening to music is an essential aid to performance interpretation and style. Music also enriches our lives, particularly in difficult times.

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.”

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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)


Mass in B minor - J.S. Bach

How such music is created by a human being is beyond me. Note the volume levels when listening to Bach - turn it down a notch or two! Try and listen to ALL the vocal parts (SATB).

Choir of the English Concert The English Concert, Harry Bicket conductor, Proms 2012.

Added by SteveB (Admin) on 08/01/2021 (ID: 155)


Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, part 1/2 - Bach

Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 103)

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