Wrote just over 500 words at lunch yesterday. Brought netbook to hopefully get the same at lunch today.
We got the last (and most difficult) of the Macmillan pieces last night, a setting of "O Bone Jesu," to pair with the Carver setting of the same text. Hint: they are nothing alike! I've never sung this piece before, so that makes me happy, too.
Here are two of the pieces we're doing, performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir. Please comment if you download, and also if you are a Macmillan fan. Or if I have converted you!
Christus Vincit, James Macmillan. Make sure to listen all the way to the end.
Kyrie, Mass, James Macmillan.
This is the recording: MacMillan: Mass and other sacred works.