Musical offering for Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019


Happy Passover

April 20, 2019


Musical offering for Good Friday

April 19, 2019

Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) composed his Miserere mei, Deus—a polychoral setting of Psalm 51—to be sung in the Sistine Chapel on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday of Holy Week. 


Musical offering for Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019


Sunday musical offering

April 7, 2019

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love, and power.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye thirsty, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior
O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.

I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior
O there are ten thousand charms.


Happy birthday, Joseph

March 31, 2019

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) composed his Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in 1796 for Anton Weidinger, the inventor of the valved trumpet. Here is the final movement, performed by Wynton Marsalis with the English Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Leppard.


Happy birthday, Béla

March 25, 2019

Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist Béla Viktor János Bartók (1881-1945) composed his Romanian Folk Dances for piano in 1915, and later arranged it for orchestra. It has since been arranged for any number of different instrumental groupings. Here it is in a version for string ensemble, played by the strings of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.


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