Sunday, December 7, 2008

Advent II

For Advent II - where we celebrate St. John the Baptist, I bring you Orlando Gibbons' "The Record of John" as performed by Kings College Cambridge.  

Probably one of the best arguments for NOT performing early English baroque music at 415 - as it would be impossibly low for a countertenor to sing. This recording I believe is at 440 and I've sung it at this pitch, but I would even prefer it up as high as 460. At 415, a regular tenor could manage it in full voice, but it just isn't as tender.

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