December 1, 2011, by Fraser
1 December: Glee for Three Voices
This piece is taken from the University’s collection of early music and is the opening section of an 18th century musical interpretation by John Percy of winter from William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Lost (printed London, c.1795).
Below is a video of a special performance for your viewing and listening pleasure by five of The University of Nottingham’s first year music students – and we think that five voices sound even better than three!
The song is performed in the Music Department‘s Djanogly Recital Hall at Lakeside Arts Centre by Claire Whiting, Mia Bekvalac, Andrew Randall, Greg Link and Edward Reid:
If you can’t see the YouTube video try this alternative location or search for it on iTunesU. And if you would like to sing the piece for yourself, here is a PDF of the music for Glee for Three Voices in its entirety.
For students who like to sing, you can do so throughout the year as part of the University’s Philharmonia and Choir. This Christmas, the University Choir are joining Viva Voce and the Revival Gospel Choir to perform as part of a free Carol Service at St Mary’s Church on 7 December at 7.30pm.
All of the items featured in our e-Advent calendar are from the University’s historic library holdings, held in Manuscripts and Special Collections. For more information on the wide range of materials available, take a look at their website and blog or contact the curators on email@example.com.
Find out more about our Manuscripts development plans and how you can support us via the Impact Campaign website.
what a wonderful way to start Christmas! The advent calendar is a great idea and the singing is lovely! well done.
I agree with Scott, this is wonderful, great to have something uplifting from the University to start advent.
Glad you like it! There’s plenty more to come so keep an eye on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheUniofNottingham) or Twitter (@uniofnottingham) for updates each day through December, or you can subscribe via the link top right. Staff and students can also see updates on message of the day when they login each morning.
That was very enjoyable. What a good idea. A few precious moments of peace and cheerful music in the middle of another hectic day; much appreciated.
What a unique way to start advent! Brilliant and great for showcasing students’ talents.
I love it! Well done to everyone involved across the staff and student community – it’s a truly fabulous project.
what a lovely start to the festive season. Well done to all involved.
That was beautiful! Feeling all Christmassy now, wish I could sing like that!
Wonderful! Well done to everyone!
I’m a bit of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas but that was really lovely. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. Very well done.
Ah. Christmas feels closer now. Thanks. Really love the advent calendar idea. Looking forward to seeing what’s next.