Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

Dulcissime Dulcissime, Sweetest one! Ah! totam tibi subdo me! I give myself to you totally! tempus est iocundum This is a joyful time Tempus es iocundum, This is the joyful time, o virgines, O maidens, modo congaudete rejoice with them, vos iuvenes. young men!    (Baritone) Oh, oh, oh, Oh! Oh! Oh! totus floreo, I am Continue reading Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37

Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship), Opus 37, No. 5 and the full All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, With Olga Borodina as mezzo-soprano. Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) The work begins with a fourfold call to prayer, in six and then eight parts. “Priidite, poklonimsya Tsarevi nashemu Bogu. Priidite, poklonimsya i pripadem Khristu Tsarevi nashemu Continue reading Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37

Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir

CANTATA ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, OP. 74: II. PHILOSOPHERS BY ST. PETERSBURG NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ALEXANDER TITOV “The Philosophers” is the second movement of Op. 74 of the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution. The canata follows the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Continue reading Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir