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"Mama are there any angels black like me?"; from an 1899 song by Thurland Chattaway


Cover to the Sheet Music for “Little Black Me” by Thurland Chattaway
Image Source: New York Public Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division; American popular songs / Sheet music, 1899; Digital ID: 1256368; Record ID: 608633. 384 more words

New Songs February-March 2015

We’ve had a busy old few weeks playing lots of songs together and playing a gig last week. A big thank you to all of you who came out to play for the RVS AGM – we had a great time and the audience really enjoyed it. 206 more words

Making a Start , My Practice sessions.



Violin Practice sessions, Making a start

I have been wondering for a while how best to start this blog, its just like wondering how to start to fill a canvas for a drawing or a painting. 417 more words

Nigel Borrington

Edition of Estêvão de Brito's "Missa Ferialis"

The edition of Portuguese composer Estêvão de Brito’s (c.1575-1641) Missa Ferialis for four voices (SATB). As the title suggests, it’s a mass prescribed to be sung during the week days. 85 more words

Sacred Music

Diogo Dias Melgaz • Memento homo

Memento homo is, in my opinion, probably one of Diogo Dias Melgaz’s most impressive works. This “miniature” motet for four voices (SATB) survives in two 18th-century choir books housed at the Patriarchal archives in Lisbon and at Évora Cathedral. 91 more words

Sacred Music

Evening Prayer

As part of my ongoing hymnbook project, I reworked one of the first hymns I ever wrote as a teenager. I am so happy to see how much I’ve grown as a musical since then. 106 more words