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Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Bach (mp4)

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.

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

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Jerusalem - Parry (mp4)

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

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

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The Lord bless you and keep you - John Rutter (mp4)

The Cambridge Singers and London Sinfonia

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Added by SteveB (Admin) on 28/01/2021 (ID: 159)

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Mass in B minor - J.S. Bach (mp4)

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.

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

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Overture to Tannhauser - Wagner (mp4)

Organ arrangement performed and arranged by the brilliant Nathan Laube. I can't even begin to explain how complex this is to perform. Brilliant!

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Added by SteveB (Admin) on 07/01/2021 (ID: 154)

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O magnum mysterium - Victoria (mp4)

The Cambridge Singers

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 21/12/2020 (ID: 153)

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From the Bavarian Highlands Op. 27 - Edward Elgar (mp4)

This is another neglected work by Elgar which also comes into the 'great' category. Hard to believe that Elgar was a self-taught composer.

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 112)

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My love dwelt in a northern land - Edward Elgar (mp4)

This certainly comes into the neglected category

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 111)

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Ocean Sounds (mp4)

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 110)

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You'll never walk alone (from Carousel) - Rodgers (mp4)

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 109)