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This new album from The Sixteen juxtaposes William Byrd's music with Arvo Pärt's to create a beautiful polyphonic wall of sound.

Imagine yourself sitting in church - and someone is reading from the bible -

“And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”

Every now and then, when we're checking on the proper pronunciation of someone's name, we turn to the almighty Youtube to hunt down an exmaple of the person saying their own name in an interview. Occasionally, we stumble upon a gem like this one:

Not sure what it is about this video, but we find it delightful.

Horner's Pas de Deux is the centerpiece on a lush, captivating album featuring sibling duo Mari and Hakon Samuelsen.

About the "New (to me)" Series:
One of the many hats I wear at WCRB is that of de-facto librarian. In these posts, I’ll talk a little bit about CDs that are new to the library, or just new to me. You can work in radio for years and still discover gems you didn’t know about with surprising frequency.

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