Aug 30

Ecce quomodo moritur [Behold how the righteous man dies] (Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2) – Jacob (Gallus) Handl

English: An old (AD 1540) picture scanned by m...

English: An old (AD 1540) picture scanned by myself (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2 [Latin]

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Ecce quomodo moritur justus, composed by Jacob Gallus Handl (1550-1591)


Performed by University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Directed by Paul Halley

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Ecce quomodo moritur iustus

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Behold, how doth the righteous man perish. Composed by Jacob Handl. Arranged by Walter Williams. Holy Week/Three Days. Octavo. Scripture: Isaiah 57:1, 2 and Psalm 76:2. 8 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1226).

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Aug 23

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

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Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49, verse anthem composed c. 1682-85 by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Sidney Sussex College choir, Director David Skinner

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“Rejoice in the Lord alway” Z49

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The New Church Anthem Book. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.

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Aug 16

Fear not, O land (Joel 2:21-24,26) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joel 2:21-24,26

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Fear not, O land (1914), composed by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Performed by: Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
Conductor: Richard Marlow

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Composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Music Sales America. Romantic, 20th Century, Choral. 54 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV030134R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14037323).

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Aug 09

Dum complerentur dies pentecostes [When the day of Pentecost] (Acts 2:1-2; John 20:19) – G. P. da Palestrina

English: Pentecost

English: Pentecost (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Acts 2:1-2; John 20:19 (adapted) [Latin]

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Dum complerentur dies pentecostes (from Liber primus motettorum,1569), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)


Performed by Coro I Ragazzi Cantori di S. Giovanni (San Giovanni in Persiceto, BO – http://www.ragazzicantori.it) Direttore: M° Marco Arlotti

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Dum complerentur

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