Tim Shaw’s setting of, “O Jesus, I Have Promised” is a lovely new take on the 1869 hymn (with a great accompaniment!).
Not all the choral music that stops me in my tracks is of the sacred variety- take Voces8’s spellbinding arrangement and performance of the American folk song, “Shenandoah.” .
Two interesting pieces sung by the USC Chamber Singers, directed by Jo-Michael Scheibe. First is “Batter My Heart” by Richard Nance followed immediately by “The Heart’s Reflection” by Daniel Elder.
Navy walls seem like they might be dark and foreboding but not here.
For this Thanksgiving Sunday, a lovely new arrangement of “For The Beauty Of The Earth” composed by John Leavitt.
I seem to be missing the pumpkin loving gene that everyone else seems to have these days. Honestly, I’d be happy to never see another pumpkin in fall decor or food (including pies, to my husband’s complete horror). And if you put pumpkin in my latte… watch out. But this take on seasonal decor- this I can do.
Stacey V. Gibbs’ arrangement of the traditional spiritual, Ain’t A That Good News is a new one to my ear that puts a few twists on this familiar melody. It’s sung here by the fantastic Stellenbosch University Choir.