[Mac's much-abused conscience: Yes, Pittsburgh, and what right does someone from Alabama have to snicker at the juxtaposition of Pittsburgh and first-class liturgical music?]
[Mac's excuse-making faculty, not as far as I know specifically identified by theologians: I know, it's just...you know, the image is all...like, industrial and stuff...]
My daughter Clare is an excellent singer (a trait apparently in genes that are recessive in her parents). Last month she spent a week at Sacred Music Colloquium XX, held in Pittsburgh on the campus of Duquesne University (which Clare says is quite beautiful, by the way). I think she is in the choir singing this Ave Maria (you're supposed to be able to click on this button and play it):
This may be by William Byrd, but it isn't clear from the listing; actually I think it's not.
Here's a piece by Tallis, which seems to be recorded a little better:here for recordings of the entire Colloquium. (Too bad about the colors on that page, but the music is great, although the recordings vary in quality.)
(This is the first time I've used TypePad's audio upload/play feature; perhaps I'll read you a poem or something one day. [Mac's embarrassment-avoiding faculty: No you won't.])