Dec 30

I am the true vine (John 15:1-14) – Arvo Pärt

 

Christ True Vine Deutsch: Christus, der wahre ...

Christ True Vine Deutsch: Christus, der wahre Weinstock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 15:1-14

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

I am the true vine, composed in 1996 to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Norwich Cathedral. By Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)


Performed by The Pro Arte Singers / Paul Hillier

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I Am the True Vine by Arvo Part (1935-). For SATB Choir. Bible, St John 15, 1-14. World Premiere: Norwich Cathedral Norwich / Great Britain. Standard notation. Published by Universal Edition

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Dec 23

Sent from God (John 1:6-7) – Alexander Campkin


The beginning verses of the Gospel of John, fr...

The beginning verses of the Gospel of John, from a facsimile edition of William Tyndale’s 1525 English translation of the New Testament. (Image via Wikipedia)

John 1:6-7

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

Sent from God, composed in 2011 by Alexander Campkin (b. 1984)


Performed by The Southwark Cathedral Merbecke Choir

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Dec 16

When David heard (2 Samuel 18:33) – Eric Whitacre


Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre (Image via Wikipedia)

2 Samuel 18:33

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!

When David heard (premiered March 26, 1999) by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)


Performed by Brigham Young University Singers

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Dec 09

Quaerite primum regnum Dei [Seek ye first the kingdom of God] (Matthew 6:33) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Mozart in 1777, the year of the concerto. Pain...

Mozart in 1777. Painted in Bologna by an unknown artist (Image via Wikipedia)

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 (K. 86), written on October 9, 1770 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) as a composition exercise for admission to the Accademia Filarmonica, Bologna.


Performed by Coro Città di Bastia


Performed by Teatro Armonico Stuttgart

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