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on Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:11 pm
And to start us off is a work I heard this morning on BBC Radio 3 by John Dunstaple (or Dunstable, see the wiki page). Salve regina misericordiae was sung by The Hilliard Ensemble, so it must have been this version. (Dunstaple's St. Albans connection appeals to me, as that was my neck of the woods for many years.)



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on Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:18 pm
Mr. K wrote:And to start us off is a work I heard this morning on BBC Radio 3 by John Dunstaple (or Dunstable, see the wiki page). Salve regina misericordiae was sung by The Hilliard Ensemble, so it must have been this version. (Dunstaple's St. Albans connection appeals to me, as that was my neck of the woods for many years.)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dunstaple

Just splendid! You just can't beat The Hilliard Ensemble in the modern day. So professional, accurate and top notch!

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on Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:27 pm
Fitting, perhaps, that I should post this on Silken's birthday (she sings in a choir, as an alto if I remember correctly). This is the very performance my wife and I attended last Sunday. Gli Angeli Genève led by Stephan MacLeod (who also sings bass) perform Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Stabat Mater during the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2019.



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on Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:57 pm
I heard this last Sunday on BBC radio and made a note of it in this book of horrendously difficult sudoko puzzles I'm working my way through (which is probably why I'm so late in posting it, lol). Nigel Short conducts Tenebrae in Bob Chilcott's breathtaking arrangement of She's Like The Swallow. The article linked below tells you all you'll ever want to know about this folksong and much, much more!  



https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/nflds/article/view/10098/10353

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on Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Mr. K wrote:I heard this last Sunday on BBC radio and made a note of it in this book of horrendously difficult sudoko puzzles I'm working my way through (which is probably why I'm so late in posting it, lol). Nigel Short conducts Tenebrae in Bob Chilcott's breathtaking arrangement of She's Like The Swallow. The article linked below tells you all you'll ever want to know about this folksong and much, much more!  



https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/nflds/article/view/10098/10353

Just brilliant! I did enjoy that.

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What a fabulous piece. I assume you know the story about why you and I are able to enjoy it today. (If not, see the wiki link below). Two geniuses: Allegri and Mozart. How 674 people can not like this is utterly beyond me! 

Tenebrae are simply superb. They are one of my favourite choirs and I choose their versions of things over most others. But I blush to say I already have my favourite take of the Miserere, namely the 1963 version by the Choir of Kings College under David Willcocks, featuring the otherworldly treble tones of the 12-year-old Roy Goodman on those spine-tingling solo flights into the stratosphere. 

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on Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:24 pm
The Latvian Radio Choir has always been a great favourite of ours. We'd seen and heard it perform long before our trip to the Baltic States two years ago. Here it is in a sublime piece I heard on the radio a few days ago, "Cherubim Song No. 3" from Tschaikovsky's Nine Church Pieces: 



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