Thursday, 8 December 2016

The first two Extra Christmas Services

This was the first of the two anthems we have sung in addition to the ordinary Sunday Eucharist ones.

The Stainer piece is very singable and we did well

The second one was John Rutter's "The Jesus Child"
This is more difficult to get right with unusual rhythms and difficulty (for some of us) managing to fit the words in.



                                                                                 I know this is a lazy way to blog but to be fair it does save a little energy and that must be a good thing surely.

Enjoy !

11 comments:

  1. Oh, I've sung that piece, How beautiful upon the mountain!! Not at Christmas though. It's a lovely song. The other, John Rutters, is unknown to me but we did sing another of his, hmm, utterly difficult but lovely. We sing Adeste Fidelis with that highpitched soprano, I'm glad he doesn't let us practise one by one on that.
    You will do well, either way, croaking or not!!!

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    1. Luckily for me I'm an alto so if all else fails I can sing with the basses.
      Forty years ago I was a soprano and could manage all the high descants, these days I can't even think that high.

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  2. Oh you are clever Ray...your IT skills are amazing! I have listened and enjoyed....thank you very much!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the clips Jean, but clever, moi?
      Not even slightly.

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  3. Love the Rutter! Hadn't heard the Mountains one, which is lovely, too. Glad to see you posting music, Ray! I always enjoy hearing what others like to sing/listen to!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed them Penny, but I have posted music quite a few times in the last three years, including my favourite carol "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree", which we sang in 2014 and are including again in this year's "Nine Lessons and Carols" on 18th Dec.
    I checked, and my old clip is still on the Dec 2014 post.
    Unless something really unusual catches my attention I tend not to listen to posted music.
    Note to self: Must do better.

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  5. I also love JC the Apple Tree! This year our girls choir is singing The Cherry Tree Carol, which they think is sort of funny. :-)

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  6. Thanks for these, Ray, neither of which I know. I love Rutter's carols but this was new to me. I see what you mean about trying to fit the words in. :)

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  7. It is not only fairly difficult but also rather long. Deep joy:-)

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  8. What lovely respite these pieces of music bring. Thank you for reminding me. Enjoy your singing. Blessings from Dalamory

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  9. Thanks Freda. Blessings likewise.

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