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recent singing song posts

The Cranberries - Zombie terrorism as projection of internal conflict

It's a long while since Planet Earth's most depraved species invented terrorism. The history of terrorism is a controversial subject, since those accused of it inevitably think either they are maiming 'guilty' targets, or the opposition are the terrorists, or, of course, both. Following the post of Soprano Joyce DiDonato raising the emotional horrors of orchestrated violence with her music

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consciousness, female vocals, guitar, hope, music, peace, projection, psychology, rock music, singing,
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Ange Hardy folk singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist

Whilst homeless in Ireland Ange was given a guitar by a stranger - to improve her chances of being the price of bread. Now an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she has plenty of 'material' to inspire her songs video Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater - The Call / Daughters of Watchet / Caturn's Night From the 2016 release Findings by Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater Ange Hardy (vocals, guitar,

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female vocals, folk, guitar, music, photos, singing, whistle,
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Nina Simone - I put a spell on you

To celebrate her 'lifetime award', due to be given next year video Nina Simone - I put a spell on you Lyrics I put a spell on you because you're mine You better stop the things that you do I ain't lyin', no, I ain't lyin' I just can't stand it babe The way you're always runnin' 'round I just can't stand it, the way you always put me down I put a spell on you because you're mine

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female vocals, improvisation, jazz, music, singing, soul, video,
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Danielle de Niese: Handel Arias

Soprano Danielle de Niese singing Handel and brief interview. Soprano Danielle de Niese showcases her Decca debut album 'Handel Arias' in this exclusive video performance and interview. Danielle de Niese singing one of my favourite operatic songs Danielle de Niese sings "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Handel's Rinaldo.  Compare to, or just plain enjoy, another sopranos interpretation of

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female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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Soprano Joyce DiDonato - War and Peace project

The lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is especially well known for her performances of Handel and Mozart. I was 'educated' about Joyce this past week (21st November) by an excellent program on Radio 3 hosted by Sean Rafferty. The good news is ... the program is still available on catch-up for a month. The program features live interview with Joyce DiDonato, and 3 recordings

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female vocals, music, opera, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light

Nicholas Merryweather, bass, sings "The people that walked in darkness I woke this morning with this going through my mind. It's surprising since it isn't exactly my regular fare! The sky is black, it is pouring with rain and threatens to do so all day, and despite allegations on BBC weather and the news media that this is summer, it is hard to believe. The UK have voted to abandon Europe

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bass, Handel, hope, music, singing, video,
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Abide With Me Kings College choir

Abide With Me with lyrics words by Henry Francis Lyte The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, with treble solo by Bruce Blyth. According to the traditional story given in the Remains, Henry Francis Lyte wrote it a few hours after conducting the final service at his church, which was probably 5 September 1847. tags: choral, hope, music, singing, spirit, video, lyrics

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choral, hope, lyrics, music, singing, spirit, video,
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Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore

Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). A live music recording of Mozart, featuring choral harmony and soloists. Soprano and mezzosoprano female vocalists; Tenor and bass (male). Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: II. Confitebor (Psalm 111). • Santal Santon-Jeffery: soprano • Marianne Crebassa: mezzosoprano • Julian Behr:

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choral, female vocals, harmony, Mozart, music, singing, soprano, video,
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Carolyn Sampson - Bach "Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht"

Soprano Carolyn Sampson sings Bach. A live version would have been even better ... I'll see what I can do. Music video and photos of Carolyn Sampson and other sopranos / female vocalists are listed under music (generally) and female vocalists (specifically). Any suggestions ... please leave a comment.  BR Orch. & Chor & Andrea Marcon Choir and Symphony Orchestra of the BR under the direction

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Bach, Carolyn Sampson, female vocals, music, photos, singing, soprano, spirit, video,
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Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble

Before I forget - an interview with Meredith Monk : interview.mp3 her website: http://www.meredithmonk.org/ She was interviewed on BBC radio yesterday and described how, as a student mainly of dance and art, she was sitting at the piano one day and realised the voice was 'allowed' to try anything, and she never looked back! The interview linked above also describes some of this crucial

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female vocals, harmony, music, singing,
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Handel – Chi sprezzando il sommo bene Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Video with the vocal score, for fans of Handel :) Handel - Chi sprezzando il sommo bene  It's a treat to have a bass solo by Dmitri Hvorostovsky :) and more>  Netrebko and Hvorostovsky Live from Red Square, Moscow Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky in Moscow:

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Anna Netrebko, baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, female vocals, music, opera, singing, soprano, video,
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And So It Goes - choral

A gorgeous version of the Billy Joel song. And So it Goes - Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott video June 22, 2013 Concert Mesquite Arts Center Brad Olesen, tenor  and a 4 part a capella  

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choral, harmony, lyrics, music, singing, video,
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Benedetti, Grimaud, Whitacre - music news Nov 2012

The 2012 Tartan Clef Awards (I mislaid this post at the time - better late than never!) in Scotland included an award for Nicola Benedetti: Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland’s Special Recognition Award supported by Glasgow City Council – Nicola Benedetti November 17th 2012 Helene Grimaud has begun recording sessions this week of Brahms’ Piano Concerto no.2 with the

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classical music, Eric Whitacre, Helene Grimaud, music, Nicola Benedetti, photos, singing,
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Sting Jo Lawry live in Berlin

A CD/ DVD combo of Sting's 2010 performance in Berlin. The ratings (Amazon) and reviews (all over the web) are as 5 star as ever. Not just for Sting but for his line up of fellow musicians, and orchestra too for this tour (The Royal Philharmonic). Sting's core group, consisting of Ira Coleman (bass), David Cossin and Rhani Krija (percussion), the ever present Dominic Miller (guitar) and

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female vocals, guitar, Jo Lawry, lyrics, music, popular, singing, Sting, video,
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Young Maria Callas Bruno Tosi

A biography of Maria Callas' early life. Bruno Tosi is president of the Maria Callas International Association. This is an extraordinary journey through the life of La Divina, an account of Maria Callas' early years. The heart of the book is her unpublished diary which is full of a young woman's dreams. It is complemented by reminiscences of friends who knew her well, and wrote

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biography, books, dreams, female vocals, Maria Callas, opera, singing, soprano,
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Free Voice Training exercises

Vocal training exercises for beginners (and beyond). These are explained well, and there's lots more from Eric Arceneaux for keen singers. Vocal Warmup - Opening Up The Voice Vocal Warmup - Increasing Vocal Range Vocal Warmup - Improving Vocal Tone (Freeing The Throat) Vocal Warmup - Strengthening The Voice Typical comments: "I'm literally amazed right now

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education, health, music, music lessons, singing, video, wellbeing,
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Year of Meteors Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs' 5th CD, published by Nonesuch Records, August 2005, featuring one of my favourite songs - Galaxies. Songs on Year of Meteors Laura Veirs CD Fire Snakes: 4:57 Galaxies: 3:35 Secret Someones: 5:16 Magnetized: 2:37 Parisian Dream: 3:05 Rialto: 4:00 Through the Glow: 2:42 Cool Water: 2:52 Spelunking: 3:06 Black Gold Blues: 3:11 Where Gravity is Dead: 3:40

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acoustic, female vocals, guitar, Laura Veirs, music, singing, video,
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Jo Lawry on tour

It's great to see Jo Lawry on tour again, with Sting and buddies. But the downside is - she doesn't have time to record more CDs. Fortunately, there are some new videos of Jo Lawry on YouTube: Sting and Jo Lawry Live in Viña del Mar The whole concert (nearly) in HD Jo Lawry - The Water Is Wide Here Jo is in improvisational mood Jo Lawry - I'm Old Fashioned The song is

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female vocals, improvisation, Jo Lawry, music, singing, Sting,
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Maria Callas A Musical Biography

by Robert Levine. A biography of Maria Callas, operatic soprano with over 100 black and white photos and 240 pages. "Her voice was controversial; there were those who had negative visceral reactions to it, finding it ugly and weird. Millions of others worshiped it - and her. Listening to her now, more than 30 years after her early death at 54, there is no real argument: listen for

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biography, books, Maria Callas, music, photos, singing, soprano,
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The Very Best of Maria Callas CD

Full title : The Very Best of Maria Callas [Original recording remastered] At $7.99 (less than half price) at Amazon, this CD is such a bargain for opera lovers. Typical review: There has never, ever been a singer, whether popular or classical, who can even begin to approach the profound depths of Callas' musical consciousness and genius... She said many times "It is not enough

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CDs, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, singing, soprano,
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Ulrika Boden - Ranarim

Ulrika Boden is (sadly 'was') the lead singer of Ranarim. The band: Ulrika Bodén – vocals, flute Sofia Sandén – vocals, violin Niklas Roswall – nyckelharpas, vocals Daniel Ek – guitar, cittern are having their farewell tour now (Christmas 2010) having decided to go their separate ways, largely due to increasing family commitments. Ranarim - Jorden sjunger /

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female vocals, folk, music, Ranarim, singing, Sweden,
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Morning Star - Ranarim

The Swedish folk bands 2nd album (I think), though it was released earlier than this in Swedish! The lead singer, Ulrika Boden, and the rest of the band, have a few videos (live performance) to follow. Their 1st album was Till the Light of Day. songs on the CD: 1. Welcome Blessed Spring 2. Farmer's Almanac, The 3. Bless These Sheep 4. I've Got No Money But I'm Not Broke 5. Falkvard 6

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acoustic, female vocals, folk, music, Ranarim, singing, Sweden,
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Keith and Julie Tippett youtube video

The great couple is joined here by Paul Dunmall for a beautiful improvisation.    Famous as Julie Driscoll before her marriage, since the 1970s she has concentrated on experimental vocal music, married jazz musician Keith Tippett and collaborated with him. Her name is now 'Julie Tippetts', thus using the original spelling of her husband's surname. She participated in Keith Tippett's big band

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favourite songs, female vocals, improvisation, Julie Tippett, Keith Tippett, music, piano, singing,
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Anna Netrebko - Pergolesi Stabat Mater

2 CD set released in July 2010,  Antonio Pappano - conductor Anna Netrebko and Marianna Pizzolato Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Description: For her concerts in July 2010, Anna Netrebko chose to take a risk. Rather than stick to the tried-and-tested route of Russian repertoire (her Iolanta in Baden-Baden in 2009 received dazzling reviews) or recitals of opera

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Anna Netrebko, female vocals, Maria Pizzolato, music, singing, soprano, spirit,
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Maria Callas: The Scala Years

A biography of Maria Callas covering her time with La Scala opera, by Vittoria Crespi Morbio.  Imprint: Umberto Allemandi & Co; 160 pages with 94 black and white photos and 48 in colour.  ISBN 10: 8842215600  Publisher: Umberto Allemandi & Co  Publication Date: 15/02/2008  Maria Callas (1923-1977) sang on the stage of La Scala for thirteen years. She made her debute in 1950 with Verdi's "

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biography, books, female vocals, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, singing, soprano,
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