Feb 19

Lamentio – Et egressus est [Lamentations – And from the daughter of Zion has departed] (Lamentations 1:6-7) – Manuel Cardoso

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:6-7 [Latin]

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.


Et egressus est (published in the collection of Livro de Vários Motetes [Book of Various Motets] in 1648]), composed by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Feb 12

Arise, my love (Song of Solomon 2:10-14) – Stephen Paulus

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter ...

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-14

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.


Arise, my love, composed by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) to mark the retirement of Joseph Flummerfelt from Westminster Choir College in 2004


Performed by Northwest Tower Choir

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Feb 05

Fac cum servo tuo [Deal with your servant] (Psalm 119:124-125) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 119:124-125 [Latin]

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.


Fac cum servo tuo (from Cantiones Sacrae 1591), composed by William Byrd (c. 1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623)


Performed by Choir of New College/Edward Higginbottom

 

 

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Jan 30

De profundis [Out of the depths] (Psalm 130:1-2,7) – Paul Mealor

English: Photograph of British composer Paul M...

English: Photograph of British composer Paul Mealor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 130:1-2,7

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.


De profundis (2005), composed by Paul Mealor (b. 1975)


Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, featuring Tim Storms

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De Profundis. For Bass Solo and SATB Divisi Chorus Unaccompanied. Composed by Paul Mealor. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV293502. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14042079).