DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Earthrise”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Earthrise.” Here’s the program: Henry Purcell – Hear My Prayer, O Lord Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Loam Jeff Enns – Moonset R. Murray Schafer – Epitaph for Moonlight Nicholas Ryan Kelly – Earthrise Leonard Enns – This Thirsty Land* Frank Ticheli – There Will Be Stars Special guests […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Dear Mother Earth”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir concert “Dear Mother Earth.” Here’s the program: In the Beginning — Aaron Copland * I Heard the Bird Cry — Kathryn Rose *** As On Wings — Leonard Enns Storm Birds — Maria Case *** The Passing of the Year — Jonathan Dove ** Dear Mother Earth — Leonard […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “Be Like a Bird”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Be Like a Bird.” Here’s the program: Be Like a Bird — Abbie Betinis One Ruby-throated Moment — Leonard Enns Mid-Winter Songs — Morten Lauridsen * Lament for Pasiphae Like Snow She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep Mid-Winter Waking Intercession in Late October Ondine (Prelude, Book 2, No. […]

Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2019. The big winner of 2019 is Randy Newman for his delightful Toy Story 4. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2019 Toy Story 4 Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel     How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World […]

Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I have added soundtracks that I heard first in 2018. The big winner of 2018 is Lorne Balfe for his masterpiece Mission: Impossible — Fallout. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2018 Mission: Impossible — Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Freaks     Ocean’s Eight Soul     Solo: […]

Best soundtracks by year

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Here’s an updated version of this list. I decided to add some to the bottom of the list, going back to 1959. Many of the old soundtracks are from John Barry or Henry Mancini. Year Winner Runner Ups Honourable Mentions 2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Justice League Blade Runner 2049     Pitch Perfect […]

O Canada

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Here’s our national anthem, played virtually by the KW Symphony… O Canada – Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

DaCapo Choir’s “Life and love and wings”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “life and love and wings.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Lux aeterna — Edward Elgar From a Distant Star — Jeff Enns Let My Love Be Heard — Jake Runestad I thank You God for most this amazing day — […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “The Sun’s Birthday”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “The Sun’s Birthday.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Hymn of the Cherubim — Leonard Enns Cathedrals in the Sand (from Castles in the Sand) — Kevin Lau* Khorurd Metz — Vahram Sarkissian O nata lux — Morton Lauridsen Cantique de […]

KW Symphony’s “Czech Hits”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Czech Hits.” Here’s the program: Bedrich Smetana Ma vlast (My homeland) The Moldau Sarka Bob Becker Music On The Moon* Dinuk Wijeratne Invisible Cities* Valdrada Ersilia Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88 The only piece I knew was the Smetana, and it was glorious — […]