A mesmerising a cappella choral composition by Sergei Rachmaninoff. It's in Old Church Slavonic and literally means "Virgin Mary, Mother of God, rejoice" or "Hail Mary, Hail". You can consider it as a Slavonic version of Ave Maria or Hail Mary Prayer.
I did the Tenor 2 part for this piece with my Rhythmos choir during second semester last year. It was absolutely beautiful to hear all the different voices come together in this piece. The biggest challenge for me when recording this is obviously to learn how to properly pronounce the words. There are two things that I'm not too happy about in this recording, 1) еси is supposed to be yesí, not esí, 2) My tuning kept dropping and towards the end, it's almost a semitone lower than the original F major key.
On this episode of the Sum'n To Say podcast we are joined by the incomparable DJ Wally Sparks to talk about his roots here in Atlanta and his epic R&B party The Groove. Wally also opines about the nature of "fickle" music fans. Is NYC still the mecca of hip-hop? Can meccas move? We dive into that topic as well. Also, Soulja Boy is a political activist (not really, but kinda?)
Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef. Always moving music forward, the Drill Symphony was filmed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. With an enchanting ensemble - Summer Swee-Singh on piano, Camille Miller and Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi on violin, Tim Richardson on viola, Eru Matsumoto on cello, and Jon Brick on drums - recording by Jaime Sickora, mixed/arranged/composed by John Cleary, and the whole process shot out by Erikson Corniel, Chief Keef's classics are given new life.