Jan 10

O sing unto the Lord a new song (Psalm 149:1-2) – Thomas Tomkins

"Sing a new song unto the Lord" quote

“Sing a new song unto the Lord” quote (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 149:1-2

Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

O sing unto the Lord a new song, composed by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Jan 03

Es wird das Scepter von Juda nicht entwendet werden [The sceptre shall not depart from Judah] (Genesis 49:10-11) – Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Ch...

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Christoph Spetner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Genesis 49:10-11a [German]

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

Es wird das Scepter von Juda nicht entwendet werden, SWV 369 (1648, No. 1 from Geistliche Chormusik), composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Choir: Dresdner Kreuzchor
Conductor: Rudolf Mausersberger

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Dec 27

Videntes Stellam [Seeing the star] (Matthew 2:10-11) – Toby Hession

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 2:10-11 [Latin]

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Videntes Stellam, composed by Toby Hession (b. 1997)

Performed by Inner Voices & the National Youth Chamber Choir. Conducted by Stephen Cleobury.
Winning entry of A Carol for Christmas 2015 in Category 2 – SATB composition (18 and under).

 

 

Dec 20

Gloria in excelsis Deo [Glory to God in the highest] (Luke 2:14) – Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725

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

Luke 2:14 [Latin] (1st two movements of Vivaldi’s work: Gloria in excelsis Deo; Et in terra pax hominibus)

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Gloria (RV 589), composed (in 1716?) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Performed by Trevor Pinnock, English Concert

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