Studying and performing A lullaby not only gives great pleasure in singing, but is also excellent for practicing and experiencing some important aspects of choral singing in detail, partly due to the slow pace. Interpreting the text plays a major role in this song: be aware of word expression, pronunciation and sound.
A simple five-part motet as a vocal thanksgiving.
Almost all works by Hayne Van Ghizeghem are three-part pieces. The chanson Allez regrets was so popular in late 15th century Europe that it appears in no fewer than 25 separate sources. The chansons were used as source material in many later works by other composers.
The fourteen Cantica (= Hymns) for three equal voices and organ ad libitum probably originate from about 1912. It is a collection of fresh motets, also suitable for children's voices, that can be sung at various moment during the liturgical year.
This is perhaps Waelrant's best-known work. It is very popular with choirs in Flanders and the Netherlands.
Au commencement was written for De Tweede Adem (2nd Breath) under the direction of Maarten Van Ingelgem. Comment le monde fut créé d'une goutte de lait is a creation story of the Fulani, people who live in Mali, among others. As the composition shows, milk is central in their culture.
Benoit wrote his opus 1 in the year that he obtained a first prize at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. It became a double choir Ave Maria with divisi in the male voices.
The music of Lieven Duvosel often remains underexposed. Discover his beautiful Ave Maria here.
The Ballade des Proverbes is a summary of slogans, even proverbs, which together form a poem. De Nef deliberately opted for an instrumentation for baritone and bass in the male voices to make up for the unfortunately common shortage of tenors.
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