Jun 15

Haec dicit Dominus [Thus saith the Lord] (Jeremiah 31:15-17) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Jeremiah 31:15-17 [Latin]

15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.


Haec dicit Dominus from Cantiones sacrae II (1591), nos. 13-14, composed by William Byrd (1540-1623)


Performed by Quire Cleveland, dir. Ross W. Duffin

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Nov 16

Quomodo Cantabimus [How shall we sing?] (Psalm 137:4-7) – William Byrd

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 137:4-7

How shall we sing the Lord‘s song in a strange land?

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

Quomodo Cantabimus (1584), composed by William Byrd (1540/1543-1623)


Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick

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Quomodo cantabimus / Gallicantus / Signum Records

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Super Flumina Babylonis and Quomodo Cantabimus composed by Philippe de Monte; William Byrd. Arranged by Sally Dunkley. For SATB double choir. Mixed Voices. Musica dei Donum. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 48 pages. Duration 12′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193868175).

 

Sep 28

Domine ante te omne desiderium [O Lord, all my longing is before you] (Psalm 38:9-10) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Psalm 38:9-10 [Latin]

O Lord, all my longing is before you;
    my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me,
    and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.

Domine ante te omne desiderium, composed by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)


Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)

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Apr 06

Ne irascaris Domine [Do not be angry, Lord] (Isaiah 64:9-10) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Isaiah 64:9-10 [Latin]

9 Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Ne irascaris Domine (published in 1589) and composed by William Byrd (c. 1540/1543-1623)


Performed by the Choir of Durham Cathedral

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Ne Irascaris Domine by William Byrd (1540-1623). For Choral (SATTB). Music Sales America. Sacred. Chester Music #CH05711. Published by Chester Music (HL.14005590).

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