Nov 12

Lehre uns bedenken [Teach us to remember] (Psalm 90:12-14) – Johann Hermann Schein

 

Johann Hermann Schein im Jahre 1620

Johann Hermann Schein im Jahre 1620

Psalm 90:12-14

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.


Lehre uns bedenken (1623) composed by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)


Performed by Sidonia Ensemble

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Nov 05

Alpha and Omega (Revelation 21:1-6a) – James MacMillan

Alpha Omega

Alpha & Omega

Revelation 21:1-6a – set to text from the English Standard Version (ESV)

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.


Alpha and Omega, commissioned by the Soli Deo Gloria Music Foundation and premiered in 2011. Music by Scottish composer James MacMillan (b. 1959)


Performed by Wheaton College Women’s Chorale & Men’s Glee Club
Mary Hopper, director

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https://www.ackermanmusic.co.uk/macmillan-alpha-and-omega-vocal-satb.html

 

Oct 22

Save me, O God (Psalm 54:1-4,6-7) – Henry Purcell

 

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 54:1-7

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

 

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.


Save meO God Z. 51, (c. 1680) composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Quire Cleveland, directed by Ross Duffin

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Sep 03

Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei [Seek ye first the Kingdom of God] (Matthew 6:33) – Philipp Dulichius

 

Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch

Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch

Matthew 6:33 [Latin]

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei, composed by Philipp Dulichius (1562-1631)


Performed by Manfred Cordes / Weser-Renaissance