Two choral pieces recorded at Ambrose University

Date: Oct 22, 2022

Please see below the links for the videos of two choral pieces recorded at Ambrose University. You can find the texts and the information for the pieces in the descriptions under the videos.

1) On Love and Nothingness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyALIkphBKA
1 Corinthians 13: 1-2 New International Version (NIV):

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels,
but do not have love,
I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith that can move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.

2) God's Grandeur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWOresUFMs

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs —
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1899)