Four Sacred Songs on YouTube

Orchestra 2001 has posted an excerpt from a rehearsal of my Four Sacred Songs on YouTube. The piece is a set of arrangements of old sacred melodies, sung in Latin, and the clip offers the closing portion of the last song in the set, O Filii et Filiae. The song begins:

O Sons and Daughters, let us sing / The King of heaven, the glorious King / Rose up today, all triumphing.

The rehearsal took place in connection with Orchestra 2001’s performance of the piece earlier this fall. Apart from the fact that it looks like they need to invest in a tripod, it is very nice to have Jamie van Eyck’s (at left) lovely singing documented in this way. Orchestra 2001 artistic director Jim Freeman conducts.