So here is a quick “faders-up” preview of “O Holy Night”, as performed at All Souls Church on 12th December at Christmas Praise – what a stunning event that was!
Credits as follows:
Composer: Adolph Adam
Singer: Constantine Andronikou
Orchestra: All Souls Orchestra
Conductor: Dr Noel Tredinnick
Because there’s such a huge dynamic swing between loudest and quietest parts of the piece (some 20->40dB depending which metering standard one uses), I’ve approximated what I *would* be doing with faders by using compressors. The result isn’t yet “pretty” but it is functional – at least enough until it’s decided whether further work will be done!
Though I helped provide the technical links between live and recording “worlds” for this event, I’m not actually involved in producing the radio mix. 🙂
Had a lot of fun at Prom Praise again this year, as I think you’ll see below! I spent much of the evening putting a 1960’s Nikkor Q 200mm f4 lens through its paces, and I’m really impressed with the results. Not bad for £35! Most of the shots in the slideshow were on the antique lens, and some of the more architectural shots were (I think) on the modern 50mm Nikon f1.8. Enjoy!
Continuing the photography posting yesterday, here’s some shots taken at the Royal Albert Hall a couple of weeks ago for Prom Praise for Schools. An altogether different event to the main Prom Praise last weekend, but no less complete even for us adults, who clearly were not the target audience. These shots were taken with a humble D40, using either my modern 50mm f1.8 lens, or my much older 135mm f3.5 lens.