Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu, Sung by The Choirboys

Jean posted this at Catholic Fire a couple of days ago:

Here is another version (featuring Lloyd Webber's ex, Sarah Brightman).

And a particularly tearjerking version from Britain's Got Talent.

I fell in love with Andrew Lloyd Webber's beautiful Pie Jesu the very first time I heard it (sung as a soprano duet in, of all places, a Sunday morning worship service in a Southern Baptist church).

This one's definitely on the funeral program whenever I happen to kick the bucket. It's really not that difficult a piece for a couple of halfway decent sopranos.

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At 7/31/2008 10:44 AM, Blogger Christine the Soccer Mom said...

I heard this in high school; our choir learned to sing it. It is stunning! Naturally, though, since there is an alto part that sounds suspiciously like the monks in Monty Python's Holy Grail, all altos promptly whacked ourselves in the head.

Still, nothing can change the beauty of this arrangement. I'll have to play it for Soccer Dad and see that he gets it on the funeral arrangement list - thanks for that idea!


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