Aug 25

Lauda Jerusalem [Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem] (Psalm 147:12-20) – Antonio Vivaldi


Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 147:12-20 [Latin]

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.

13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.

14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord.

Lauda Jerusalem RV609 (1720s?), by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Performed by CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF Piazzola sul Brenta – PD
Directed by Maestro Paolo Piana
Soloists soprano Stefania Fugolo and Julia Rinaldi


MP3: Lauda Jerusalem RV 609 – Psalm 147 for two sopranos, two four-part choirs and two string orchestras / Hungaroton


Lauda Jerusalem RV609 (Vocal Score). By Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Edited by Vilmos Lesko. For Choral, Orchestra, Piano (SATB). Choral Large Works. 50 pages. Published by Ricordi. Psalm 147 for 4 Sopranos, 2 SATB Choirs and Double Orchestra. English and Latin Text.

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Aug 18

O Lord, look down from Heaven (Isaiah 63:15) – Jonathan Battishill

Isaiah 63:15

15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

O Lord, look down from Heaven (1765?), anthem by Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801) 

Performers unknown, at Holy Trinity Church Choir in Stratford Upon Avon, Italy Tour 2008


MP3: Lord, look down from Heaven, by Jonathan Battishill / Magdalen College Choir of Oxford, John Harper / Musical Concepts


O Lord, Look Down from Heaven by Jonathan Battishill. For Choral (SSATTB). Music Sales America. Choral, Sacred, Classical. 12 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. 


Choral Public Domain Library

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Logo of the Choral Public Domain Library  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Aug 11

Afferentur regi [They shall be brought to the king] (Psalm 45:14-15) – Anton Bruckner


Bruckner circa 1860

Bruckner circa 1860 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 45:14b-15 [Latin: Psalm 44:15-16 (Vulgate)]

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.

Afferentur regi, offertory motet for chorus and 3 trombones, WAB1 (1861), by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Performed by University of North Texas College of Music


MP3: Afferentur regi, WAB 1, Anton Bruckner / Marcus Creed / Haenssler Classics


Afferentur (There were brought in gladness virgins pure and lovely) by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For SATB Choir, 3 trombones, [Organ]. F-Dur (F major). German title: Afferentur regi. Psalms. Level 2. Full score. Language: Latin/English. Composed 1861. WAB 1. 8 pages. Duration 2 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag.


Choral Public Domain Library

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Aug 04

Haec dies [This is the great day] (Psalm 118:24) – William Byrd


William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Psalm 118:24 [Latin]

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Haec dies (1591) by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Performed by Ensemble Companio


MP3: Byrd: Haec Dies / Choir of Clare College, Timothy Brown / Heritage


English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press 


Choral Public Domain Library

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