Talking A Capella with VOCES8’s Barnaby Smith

Nov 21, 2018VOCES8 is a critically acclaimed a capella octet from the UK,
focusing on medieval and Renaissance works as well as their own
arrangements of modern pop tunes. This episode is an interview with
the group’s artistic director and countertenor, Barnaby Smith. We
discuss the group’s history and educational outreach, the creative
challenges of chamber singing, and a few of the sacred works the
group has recorded over the past decade.
The following recordings are included in this episode with
permission from VOCES8 (links are to lyrics):
William Byrd (1538-1623), Vigilate from A Choral
Tapestry, 2011 http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Vigilate_(William_Byrd)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Corpus Christi Carol from
Eventide, 2013 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Christi_Carol#Lyrics
Anonymous French, Angelus ad Virginem from
Equinox, 2018 http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/BVM/AngelusAdVirg.html
 
Links
Cluny Media, a new Catholic publisher https://clunymedia.com
VOCES8 http://www.voces8.com
VOCES8 music store http://www.voces8.com/shop
VCM Foundation https://vcm.foundation/
Good article on William Byrd’s Catholicism https://www.firstthings.com/article/2014/03/a-double-life