Choral dork is a dork -
A blog to use as a venting place for my unyielding love of choral music.
I'll post some other music pieces aside from choral ones as well.
Feel free to drop in a suggestion, a request, or music related questions in my ask!
I sang this in choir today for the first time, I’d never heard it before, but it is such a beautiful piece. This is the version arranged for two soprano parts.
Found this on YouTube, and thought it was sung very well.
Arr. Martin Sirvatka
The conductor looks like one of my conductors from my senior year in high school. Mark Jauss… conducts like him, too. Oh man this will bother me. THIS IS WHY YOU PUT DESCRIPTIONS, PEOPLE! lol the performers aren’t even mentioned. :C
Saint-Saens wrote his 3rd Symphony at the height of his ability, going as far as saying “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.” This was his last contribution to the genre, one that became part of the standard repertoire. He dedicated the work to his good friend Franz Liszt after hearing of his death on July 1886.
The 2nd movement, a personal favorite of mine due to its simplicity and beauty, is here performed by Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Berj Zamkochian on the Organ. This is often considered the definitive recording of the work.