Ring in the New — January 1, 2021
Derived from a range of outstanding choral music, my themed Playlists are designed to be like concerts, of about an hour in length.
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J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171
Performed by Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Am Neujahrstage (On New Year’s Day), Op. 79, No. 2
Lord, God, you are our refuge for evermore.
You are our God from age to age, from before the mountains were made,
and the lands and the world were created. Hallelujah!
Psalm 90: 1-2
Performed by Kammerchor Stuttgart, conducted by Frieder Bernius
Sven-David Sandström (1942-2019)
Singet dem Herrn: I
Sing unto the Lord a new song,
and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him.
Let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his name in the dance,
let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Psalm 149: 1-3
Performed by Swedish Radio Choir, conducted by Peter Dijkstra
Jonathan Dove (b.1959)
The Passing of the Year
The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun
Hot sun, cool fire
Adieu, Farewell earth’s bliss
Ring out, wild bells
Performed by VOCES8
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Fantasia in C Minor (“Choral Fantasy”), Op. 80
Performed by Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Robert Levin, piano, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner