Listen to Rutgers University’s excellent Kirkpatrick Choir in my setting of “Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn” from Vespers, conducted by Daniel Spratlan April 28th. The text and my translation are here, along with a video of a performance by the Virginia Chorale from two years ago. It’s interesting for me to compare two fine performances, by choirs of different sizes.
Dan is such a sensitive conductor and knows Vespers inside-out, having sung every performance of it with The Crossing from his customary spot over in second bass country. I’m grateful not only for his consideration of this hymn setting, but also for his further commitment to make the entire Vespers the subject of his doctoral dissertation.