Song of the Day for June 28 – July 4, 2021

Monday The finale of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamNow until the break of day.

Tuesday Beethoven’s String Quartet 15, in A minor, Opus 132, “Heiliger Dankgesang” – 3rd mvmt. Molto Adagio Danish String Quartet (19:04)

Wednesday Here is the blessing of this project for me. I’m sure that during my education I heard of and heard an example of Alonso Lobo’s music, but if so it left my awareness. Because of this effort I’ve fished around and found some wonderful music! Versa est in luctum – Lobo – Tenebrae conducted by Nigel Shore (5:33)

Thursday Laudamus te, from Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Kiri te Kanawa Soprano, Raymond Leppard leading the  New Philharmonia Orchestra. This one is not a new find, I have adored this recording for many years. Here’s the entire work to enjoy.  Sopranos love this one because we get so much singing!

Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te.

We praise you; we bless you; we adore you; we glorify you.

Friday Friday! Got to Give it Up – Marvin Gaye  (6:08) Burning Down the House – Talking Heads (4:00) All Night Long – Lionel Richie (6:00) Love Shack – The B-52s (4:18)

Saturday The Benedictus from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (9:57) Soprano – Carol Vaness, Contralto – Waltraud Meier, Tenor – Hans Peter Blochwitz, Bass – Hans Tschammer, English Chamber Orchestra & Tallis Chamber Choir conducted by Jeffrey Tate, 1990.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord

Sunday, July 4th Have a happy 4th! The Star Spangled Banner – PS22 (1:28)

And that’s all, folks!