Happy birthday, Emily

July 30, 2017

In honor of the birthday of English novelist and poet Emily Brontë (1818-1848), here is a choral setting of one of her poems.

Shall earth no more inspire thee,
Thou lonely dreamer now?
Since passion may not fire thee
Shall Nature cease to bow?

Thy mind is ever moving
In regions dark to thee;
Recall its useless roving—
Come back and dwell with me.


Some beautiful music for Sunday

May 14, 2017


Happy birthday, Ola

May 5, 2017

It’s the birthday of pianist and composer Ola Gjeilo, born in Norway in 1978. He earned his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Royal Academy of Music in London and his master’s in composition from the Juilliard School. Here is his “Maria Rubens Rosa,” sung by the Ivan Filipović Chamber Choir of Croatia.


Some beautiful music for Sunday

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Happy birthday, Emily

July 30, 2016

It’s the birthday of Emily Brontë (1818-1848), who is remembered — when she’s remembered at all — as the author of Wuthering Heights, her only novel. Not many know that she was also one of the finest English poets of the nineteenth century. Here is a choral setting by Ola Gjeilo of a fragment of one of her poems, “Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee.”

 


Happy birthday, Ola

May 5, 2016

It’s the birthday of pianist and composer Ola Gjeilo, born in Norway in 1978. He earned his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Royal Academy of Music in London and his master’s in composition from the Juilliard School. Here is his choral setting of a poem by Emily Brontë, performed by the Singing Statesmen at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


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