Beautiful, beautiful sounds from the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
Archive for the ‘Polyphony’ Category
A little something-something for Byrd fans. I already posted the Mass for Five Voices – Kyrie, but I thought I’d put the Gloria, Kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus and Agnus Dei on one page. I’ll be posting the Mass in Four Voices another day. Can you tell I’m a Byrd fan? Gloria Kyrie Sanctus/Benedictus Agnus Dei
Some polyphony just brings tears to your eyes. Take this beautiful polyphony by William Byrd.
Psalm 130 De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine; Domine, exaudi vocem meam. Fiant aures tuæ intendentes in vocem deprecationis meæ. Si iniquitates observaveris, Domine, Domine, quis sustinebit? Quia apud te propitiatio est; et propter legem tuam sustinui te, Domine. Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus: Speravit anima mea in Domino. A custodia matutina usque ad [...]
If you all haven’t figured it out by now, I love listening to music and I love singing. I sang some polyphony as a Protestant, but I find that I am discovering such beautiful polyphonic treasures that I have never even heard before as a Catholic. Featured today is a song that I have sung [...]