Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day Four - Colloquium 2011

Another wonderful day in Pittsburgh! We had a slight bit of drizzle in the afternoon, which did tend to increase the effect of the heat in the church in the afternoon... but nothing to complain of, really.

Day four was a big day for singing for me. This year I was able to sing with Dr. Horst Buchholz' polyphony choir, and our polyphonic Mass setting, the Missa Brevis (Antonio Lotti 1665-1740), was great fun to sing under his direction. Also, I had the chance to sing with the Intermediate Women's chant choir under the direction of David Hughes. It was a pleasure to sing with him. He stresses a lot of the fundamentals of solfege and Solesmes style of singing the chant. It was very good to sing with him. I did record the entire Mass again, but am a bit behind on my editing from the original recording... later today I hope to have more recordings up.

Here are some of the music recordings:

Organ Prelude: Chorale-Preludes on Komm, Heiliger Geist, Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Jonathan Ryan, organist.
Introit Spiritus Domini
Kyrie Missa Brevis, Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Gloria Mass XII
Alleluia Emitte Spiritum tuum
Alleluia Veni Sancte Spiritus
Sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus
Offertory Confirma hoc
Offertory Motet: Dum complerentur, Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Sanctus Missa Brevis 
Benedictus Missa Brevis
Agnus Dei  Missa Brevis
Communion Factus est repente
Communion Motet: Panis Angelicus (Claudio Casciolini - 1697-1760)

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