Mar 31

Hosanna to the Son of David (Matthew 21:9) – Thomas Weelkes

 

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Matthew 21:9b, adapted

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

 Hosanna to the Son of David (year unknown) by Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)


Performed by King’s College Choir

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Arranged by Edmund H. Fellowes; John Morehen. For SSATBB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 1.5′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Mar 30

God so loved the world (John 3:16-17) – John Stainer

 

Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop

Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 3:16-17 [Jesus, to Nicodemus:]

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

God so loved the world, from The Crucifixion (1887) by John Stainer (1840-1901)


Performed by Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir

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BBC Singers, Leith Hill Festival Singers


Stainer: The Crucifixion / Chandos

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SATB. Published by G. Schirmer

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In Sing Unto God! by Ruth Heller, via Google Books

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Mar 29

Hallelujah (Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16), from Messiah – George Frideric Handel

 

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Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Hallelujah chorus from the oratorio Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

“I did think I did see all heaven before me and the great God himself!” —Handel, with tears in his eyes, while working on the Hallelujah Chorus


Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
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Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

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Edited by Watkins Shaw. For soprano solo voice, alto solo voice, tenor solo voice, bass solo voice, SATB choir and piano accompaniment (Vocal Score). Music Sales America. Choral notation and piano reduction. 257 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.

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Mar 29

Hear my prayer, O Lord (Psalm 102:1) – Henry Purcell

 

Portrait of Henry Purcell

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Psalm 102:1

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, for chorus, violins and continuo, Z.15 (1680-1682) by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

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Edited by Arthur Hilton. For Ssaattbb Chorus, Keyboard. Mercury Concert Edition of Sacred Choral Masterworks. Published by Theodore Presser Company

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