Tag Archives: Soprano

What I’ve Been Singing Today: Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)


After a break of a few months, I’m back in the singing saddle and back to preparing songs for recording. Don’t hold your breath. It will take some time but under Sacred I hope to include Webber’s poignant Pie Jesu, from his Requiem, written to commemorate the death of his father in 1982. Requiem premiered in 1985. Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock): Schubert


  I had a go at this in a lesson at about 9.30 in the morning. “Do you want to try something really challenging?” “Go on, then, … ” I responded.  (I need to learn how to say no). This … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing This Week: Nella Fantasia


The melody to Nella Fantasia (In My Fantasy) is Gabriel’s Oboe from the 1986 film The Mission which starred Jeremy Irons as Father Gabriel and Robert De Niro. On a mission to convert New World natives, Father Gabriel approaches a waterfall with … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing This Week (I): I Know That My Redeemer Liveth: Handel


  Had a song-hopping session with Christine (Hubbard International). Sing through one song in a book after another. Talk about vocal gymnastics.  There are so many beautiful songs to sing! How to leave any out? So I’m posting two I … Continue reading

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The blog may have been quiet recently but I haven’t!


I’ve been rehearsing this. It’s Mozart and it’s called Laudate Dominum and I’m singing it solo next Saturday. The soprano in the You Tube video is, of course, the fabulous Kiri Te Kanawa. Wish me luck/pray for me/light candles/whatever you … Continue reading

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