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VOCES8 Sings Byrd and Stephen Paulus

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It's my opinion that you just can't go wrong with this ensemble. And for all you lovers of William Byrd's music, this is quite tasty. Since a two-for-one seems appropriate on the first day of summer, here's is a second video by VOCES8 of the well-known song by Stephen Paulus, "The Road Home." While this piece is very popular with collegiate choirs, its sentiment is perhaps more apt for those who have traveled further on life's path. Enjoy one or both! And welcome to summer.

Ubi caritas by Ola Gjeilo

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A composer from Norway, a women's ensemble in the Netherlands - and with this piece a felicitous combination.  Based on one of the best chants out there.

You can learn more about Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-low) from his website. The ensemble Vocaal Kerkrade also has a website in Dutch.

And sometimes just listening is enough!

Cleansing Fountain from Mount Pisgah

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Why do I love this particular song? It's the energy that suffuses the singing and the wonderful little riffs that are added in the bass.