OME EXTREMELY intelligent people are terrified of Coronavirus possibly spreading in America. On the other hand, some very smart people have pointed out that our “reaction”—in spite of its good intention—might cause serious and irreparable damage to the country. For instance, so many people have already lost employment because of the governmental regulations. They are now unable to earn money for their families. No matter which “side” you are on, I think we can all agree that Americans stuck at home should use their time in a productive manner. We are, therefore, trying to release as much music as we can, so you can start rehearsing for Sacred Music Symposium 2020.
Here is a rehearsal video for the most challenging piece of all. It is the “Hosanna” section of the Sanctus. (The other movements will be added soon.)
You can download the PDF, and rehearse each individual voice by locating #79467. (Currently, it’s at the very top, so you will find it easily.)
By the way, you should visit the Symposium website and read the “Official Statement on Coronavirus,” posted earlier today.
We have already spoken about the magnificent Missa Mille Regretz by Cristóbal de Morales, a Spanish priest who was one of greatest composers of all time. You will be hearing a lot more about it. For the time being, you can listen to the chanson (“Mille regretz”) if you click here. You can also hear the Hilliard Ensemble sing this “Hosanna” if you go to the 3:03 marker.
I have much more to say about Missa Mille Regretz…so please stay tuned!