Some Of My Favorite Conducting Videos


Tenebrae factae sunt by Michael Haydn performed at the Aachen (Germany) Cathedral by the Stanford Chorale, William Ramsey, conductor. February 4, 1986.

Michael Haydn

Tenebrae factae sunt, dum crucifixissent Jesum Judaei:
et circa horam nonam exclamavit Jesus voce magna:
Deus meus, ut quid me dereliquisti?
Et inclinato capite, emisit spiritum.
Exclamans Jesus voce magna ait:
Pater, in manus tuas commendo spiritum meum.
Et inclinato capite, emisit spiritum.

There was darkness over the earth when they crucified Jesus:
and about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice:
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And he bowed his head and gave up the ghost.
Jesus cried with a loud voice and said,
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
And he bowed his head and gave up the ghost.


Were You There When They Crucified My Lord - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, William Ramsey, guest conductor April 12, 1998 Broadcast


Porgy and Bess Medley - Stanford Chorale, Johaneum, Hamburg (Germany) February 3, 1986
William Ramsey, conductor


Shnandoah - American Folk Song, arr. by Erb. Stanford Chorale, William Ramsey conductor, in Concert at the Aachen (Germany) Cathedral, February 4, 1986


Ave verum corpus by Mozart - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, William Ramsey, guest conductor, April 12, 1998 Broadcast.

W. A. Mozart

Latin text

Ave, verum corpus natum
ex Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus perforatum
unda fluxit et sanguine: 
esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine

English translation

Hail the true body, born
of the Virgin Mary:
You who truly suffered and were sacrificed
on the cross for the sake of man.
From whose pierced flank
flowed water and blood:
Be a foretaste for us
in the trial of death.


Ehre sei dir, Christe by Schutz (Matthew Passion) - The Stanford Chorale, William Ramsey, conductor, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (France) March 20, 1986

Heinrich Schuetz

German text

Ehre sei dir, Christe, der du littest Not
an dem Stamm des Kreuzes für uns den bittern Tod,
und herrschest mit dem Vater dort in Ewigkeit,
hilf uns armen Sündern zu der Seligkeit.
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison.

English translation

Christ, be thine the glory! Thou in deepest woe
on the cross didst suffer for us this bitter death,
and reignest with the Father in eternity.
Help us fainting sinners to our Heav’nly rest.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy



Mass in C (Kyrie) by Schubert - Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg Alte Aule on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the founding of the University of Heidelberg. Stanford Chorale, William Ramsey, conductor


Franz Schubert

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy


Rorando coeli by Jan Campanus (Vodnansky) - St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice (Italy) - January 2, 1986

Latin text

Rorando coeli defluant, 
nubesque justum depluant: 
aperta terra machina, 
florem salutis germina.

English text

O, heavens, let forth your gentle rain;
and clouds, pour down the Just one. 
The earth’s secrets are now unlocked;
make the flower of salvation bloom 



Sing, Sing Ye Muses by John Blow - Jerusalem International Choral Festival, December 25, 1985. Stanford Chorale, William Ramsey, conductor

John Blow

Preces and Responses - Ayleward. Sung at Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford (England), March 24, 1986.


Who'll Be A Witness For My Lord by Jester Hairston - Aachen Cathedral Concert, Stanford Chorale, February 4, 1986.


Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain; Blessing, Honor, Glory and Power; Amen by Handel (Messiah) sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, William Ramsey, guest conductor, April 12, 1998 Broadcast.