Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (1)

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Lyra Davidica, 1708/Easter Hymn 77.77. with Alleluias
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)/Alt. by George Whitefield (1714-1770)
&This music appears (at least) twice in the Methodist Hymnal, once in the Christmastide section as “Hark!…” and once in the Eastertide section as “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

#387 from the United Methodist Church Hymnal performed on four bass clarinets

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from Hymns for Christmas, released December 3, 2012
bass clarinet, recording and concept: Cornelius Boots
www.corneliusboots.com

photo: SandraKay

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Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet Oakland, California

Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic precision. ... more

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