I was so terribly pleased and privileged to sing the baritone solo this evening at Evensong in the C.V. Stanford G-major canticles. This is one of the most glorious baritone solos ever written, in my humble opinion.
Here’s a recording of a British choir — Winchester Cathedral, under David Hill — singing this wonderful work!
On this day, I am thankful for:
- William Byrd
- Chef Boyardee pizza. I ate one this weekend. No single food takes me back to my childhood like this. (We never had frozen pizzas at my house.)
- Samson the Feist
- Students who energize and invigorate and challenge me
- The ability to sing
- Christmas trees
- KU basketball
- Downton Abbey
Tonight’s Evensong for Epiphany (5 p.m. at the Church of Saint Michael and Saint George in Clayton) features Howells and the wonderful Stanford evening canticles in G major. I get to sing the baritone solo in the Nunc.