This traditional English & American
(Appalachian) folk song is delightful in the simplicity of its tune and
text. For the 2019 performance of "A King's Christmas", Paul Halley
created an arrangement for guest singer/narrator "Old Man" (Chris)
Ludecke to offer his signature laid-back vocal style, his inimitable
banjo playing set against a lovely soundscape of SATB choir and organ.
Percussion of shaker and bodhran highlight the folk origins of this
beloved song for Christmas.
This YouTube recording from "A
King's Christmas 2019" features 'Old Man' Ludecke and the Chapel Choir
of The University of King's College Halifax, directed by Paul Halley.
With Henk Fisher on bodhran and Nick Halley on shaker.
"Woods at Bald Mountain" - oil on canvas - Margaret Race
J.S. Bach's Easter cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden" (BWV 4) performed by
Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, Nick Halley, director, Paul Halley,
organist, and Ensemble Regale. Recorded at The Basilica of St. Mary,
Halifax, and posted May 1, 2021.
Durufle's "Requiem" (Op. 9) performed by The University of
King's College Chapel Choir, Paul Halley, director, and Ensemble Regale.
Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of All Saints Cathedral, Halifax and
posted April 10, 2021.
Paul Halley and Pelagosmusic
IN THE CATHEDRAL with PAUL HALLEY Access FULL
PLAYLIST on Youtube below. A presentation of Pelagosmusic.
Organ voluntaries from Cathedral Evensongs this fall.
Played by Paul Halley, Director of
Music, The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax
Issue No. 7: Voluntary: Piece Heroique by C. Franck.
Recorded live November 22, 2020.
Issue No. 6: Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in C Major
('Weimar) by J.S. Bach. Recorded live November 15, 2020
Issue No. 5: Voluntary: 'Nimrod' (Enigma Variations) by E. Elgar. Recorded live
November 8, 2020
Issue No. 4: Voluntary: Cortege et Litanie by M. Dupre. Recorded
live November 1, 2020
Issue No. 3: Voluntary: "Master Tallis' Testament" by H.
Howells. Recorded live October 25, 2020
Issue No. 2: Voluntary: "Te Deum: Hymne d'action de grace" by J.
Langlais. Recorded live October 18, 2020
Issue No. 1: Voluntary: "Fugue in C Minor" by J.S.
Bach. Recorded live October 4, 2020