A young boy from Norway is coming to international prominence with the upcoming release of his first recording. The voice of 12-year old treble Aksel Rykkvin is astoundingly clear and pure- perfectly suited to early music.
I have shared this piece here before but this version, sung by Austin, Texas choir Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, is too great not to pass on.
Most North American churches will be a buzz of activity today with fall kick-offs and attendance surging after summer vacation. While I love the ‘back to routine’ feeling that these early September Sundays bring, the introvert in me longs for something quieter and more reflective… something along the lines of Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus.” Ironically, this piece is a setting of Psalm 41:2 which is all about longing.
This is fascinating.
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10 hours of nonstop floor sanding MUST qualify as an Olympic level sport, right? Getting rid of the orange stain on our bedroom floor and adding fresh new wainscot = gold medal-esque happiness for us.
Fresh tomatoes. Just picked basil. Grilled bread. Nothing better.