May 01

The Word Was God (John 1:1-3) – Rosephanye Powell

English: beginning of John

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John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


The Word Was God (1996), composed by Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962)


Performed by Oasis Chorale

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Choral (SATB DV A Cappella). Composed by Rosephanye Powell. Gentry Publications. Sacred. 12 pages. Fred Bock Music Company #JG2196. Published by Fred Bock Music Company (HL.8738700).

Apr 24

Laudate Nomen Domini [Praise the name of the Lord] (Psalm 113:1,3) – Christopher Tye

English: Canterbury Christ Church University O...

English: Canterbury Christ Church University One of Canterbury’s two Universities. The other being Kent University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 113:1,3 [Latin – loose paraphrase]

Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord‘s name is to be praised.


Laudate Nomen Domini (1553) by Christopher Tye (c. 1505-before 1573)


Performed by The Cantata Choir of Canterbury Christ Church University

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Composed by Christopher Tye (1505-1572). Choral. Octavo. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.CC365).

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Apr 17

Absalon fili mi [Absalon my son] (2 Samuel 18:33) – Graham Keitch

English: David Mourns the Death of Absalom (2S...

English: David Mourns the Death of Absalom (2Sam. 18:33) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 Samuel 18:33 [Latin]

33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!


Absalon fili mi, composed by Graham Keitch (b. 1956) and premiered April 15, 2016


Performed by Contrapunctus Early Music – A High Voices Ensemble
David E. A. Acres, Director

 

 

Apr 10

When I survey the wondrous cross (Galatians 6:14) – Lowell Mason, arr. Gilbert M. Martin

Portrait of Lowell Mason

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Galatians 6:14

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

When I survey the wondrous crossWords: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707). Music composed (1824) by Lowell Mason (1792-1872), arranged (1968) by Gilbert M. Martin (b. 1941)


Performed by Doane College Alumni Reunion Choir, July 13, 2014

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S.A.T.B and Organ. Composed by Lowell Mason (1792-1872). Arranged by Gilbert M. Martin. Westminster Choir College Library. Sacred, Choral. Piano reduction/vocal score. With Standard notation. 8 pages. Theodore Presser Company #312-40785. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.312407850).