Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Kleine Orgelmesse – Agnus Dei

Love the Angus Dei from this mass, getting the phrasing correct was a challenge but well worth the effort.  🙂 The Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Hob. XXII:7, Novello 8, is a mass in B-flat major by Joseph Haydn.[1] The missa brevis (short mass) was written around 1775 for the order of the Barmherzige ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude: Kyrie from Lord Nelson Mass Haydn

  Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”.[1] Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – In The Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst

Sang this tune at the holiday concerts this year.  The tenor part is all over the place (the usual), but well worth learning and singing. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Ave Maria – Caccini

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Remembrance Day Choral Interlude – Dona Nobis Pacem – Caccini

Give us peace.     Filed under: Music Tagged: Caccini, Dona Nobis Pacem, Give us Peace, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – CHANTICLEER: Oy Polná, Polná Koróbushka

Korobeiniki” (Russian: Коробейники, lit. Peddlers) is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, describing their haggling over goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship. The song “Korobeiniki” is based on a poem with the same name by Nikolay Nekrasov, written and printed in the Sovremennik magazine in ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Fauré: Automne Op. 18, No.3

A new choral season has begun and this year, for me,  it will be starting with Fauré’s Automne. This is a smooth and cool piece.  Written in 12/8 this tune has a more than a few rhythmical curve-balls written into the libretto.  Good times.   French Text Automne au ciel brumeux, aux horizons navrants. Aux ...