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.
Pretty pastry. In this household, leftover pie is always fair game for breakfast.
A familiar choral piece today, Bruchner’s motet Locus iste; Os justi. The translation reads, “This place was made by God. A priceless sacrament; it is without reproach”. The choir is from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Today is World Peace Day, something I think deserves observance. The tune in my head today is “Ukuthula”, a traditional Zulu song of peace and faith, sung here by the Cape Town Youth Choir. You can read a full translation of the lyrics here.
Today’s choral pick is one chosen with my mom’s musical taste in mind (it’s her birthday) – a familiar tune elevated with hand bells and a robust fanfare on the last verse. Happy Birthday, Ma.