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

John Tavener: Song for Athene | Westminster Cathedral Choir

Song for Athene “Alleluia, Alleluia. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Alleluia, Alleluia. Remember me O Lord, when you come into your kingdom. Alleluia, Alleluia. Give rest O Lord to your handmaid, who has fallen asleep. Alleluia, Alleluia. The Choir of Saints have found the well-spring of life and door of paradise. Continue reading John Tavener: Song for Athene | Westminster Cathedral Choir

Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Morten Lauridsen Nordic Chamber Choir Translation — Latin text O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, jacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cuius viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Iesum Christum. Alleluia! English translation O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin Continue reading Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Zabrze Youth Choir “Resonans con tutti”: “Salve Mater Misericordiae”

Salve Mater Misericordiae. I have the Gregorian chants of the songs the Polish Zabrze Youth Choir (Zabrzański Chór Młodzieżowy) perform, but their choirs stand out. I like the very old songs of the Churches and for Masses. Enjoy. They will calm you and bring ease. Latin English Salve, Mater misericordiae, Mater Dei et Mater veniae, Mater Continue reading Zabrze Youth Choir “Resonans con tutti”: “Salve Mater Misericordiae”

“Hello, on the Way!” and The Path | Alexandrov Ensemble

A People’s folksong during Russian Civil War, performed by Red Army Choir. OHE, ON THE ROAD THE PATH Ah, the crescendo! You say, “Communist Propaganda!” Ah, no, an ensemble full of strength and hope. “Philosophy. Philosophy. Philosophy.” Listen to Sergei Prokofiev, “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir