Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Four Strong Winds

This is a nice arrangement for choir of the Ian Tyson Canadian classic song.  Our choir is also sing this, the only downside being is that we only have six men.  Very jealous of the balance this choir has. Filed under: Music Tagged: Canada Content, Four Strong Winds, Ian Tyson, The DWR Friday Choral Interlude

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 ...