Dec 14

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) – Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Magnificat, from Orlando Gibbons’ (1583-1625) Short Service


Performed by St. Andrew’s Schola Cantorum, conducted by Peter Luley

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Magnificat (Short Service)

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Short Service composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Arranged by Edmund H. Fellowes. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Service. Vocal score. 32 pages. Duration 14′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193520851).

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Dec 08

When Israel went out of Egypt (Psalm 114:1-8) – Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály. Stamp of Hungary, 2007.

Psalm 114:1-8

1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalm 114: When Israel went out of Egypt (1952), composed by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)


Performed by Vox Humana Choir of Vác (HUN) conducted by József Maklári; organ: Anasztázia Bednarik

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A 114. genfi zsoltar (Geneva Psalm 114)

 

Nov 30

Peace I give to you (John 14:27, 16:33) – Craig Courtney

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

John 14:27, 16:33

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Peace I give to you (2002), composed by Craig Courtney (b. 1965)


Performed at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Tess Hartis, Violin w/ Mark Husey, Organist

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Peace I Give to You composed by Craig Courtney. For SATB choir. Sacred. Octavo. Published by Beckenhorst Press 

 

Nov 23

Who Can Express? (Psalm 106:2; Psalm 86:5, 9-10) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Psalm 106:2; Psalm 86:5, 9-10

Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Who can express / O give thanks, composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by Paul Phoenix, St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, directed by Barry Rose

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Who Can Express? composed by Samuel Wesley (1766-1837). Edited by Simon Lindley. For unison voices, organ. Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Easy. Text language: English. 4 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-RA264).

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