Nov 01

Der Herr ist mit mir [The Lord is on my side] (Psalm 118:6-7) – Dieterich Buxtehude

English: The only known likeness of Dieterich ...

English: The only known likeness of Dieterich Buxtehude. 1674, Johannes Voorhout (detail). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 118:6-7 (German)

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

Der Herr ist mit mir, BuxWV 15, a cantata (1687) by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637/1639-1707)

Performed by St. Joseph choir of Wekerle. Gergely Kaposi conducts the orchestra of Matthias Church


MP3: Der Herr Ist Mit Mir (Bux WV 15): Sinfonia, Allegro, Alleluia


SATB choir/strings/basso continuo – Level 3. Cantata. Composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Bruno Grusnick. Stapled. Psalm 118, 6-7. Score, set of parts. With Language: German, Text Language: German. BuxWV 15. 24/2/2/2/2 pages pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA3198).


Petrucci Music Library

Oct 25

Beati pauperes spiritu [The beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-10) – Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-10 [Latin]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“The Beatitudes,” from Christus (published in 1872), composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Performed by Monteverdichor Würzburg


MP3: Christus, S3/R478: After Epiphany: Die Seligpreisungen (The Beatitudes) (Baritone, Chorus)


Christus. Oratorio on passages from the Holy Bible and the Catholic liturgy. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by David Friddle. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. Piano reduction. With Language: Latin. 301 pages. Duration 2 hours, 55 mintues. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA7680-90). Item Number: BA.BA7680-90. ISBN 9790006528349. With Language: Latin. 27 x 19 cm inches.


Oct 18

Cantate Domino [Sing to the LORD] (Psalm 96:1-6,8-9,11a,13a) – John Rutter

"Sing a new song unto the Lord" quote

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

Psalm 96:1-6,8-9,11a,13a

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

13 Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

Cantate Domino, composed in 1991 by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Performed by the University of Utah Singers, conducted by Dr. Brady Allred


Cantate Domino


SATB Choir. Composed by John Rutter (1945-). Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 16 pages. Duration 4.5′. Item Number: OU.9780193533615. ISBN 9780193533615. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. 10 x 7 inches.

Oct 11

The secret of Christ (Isaiah 42:14-16; Revelation 22:1-3; Colossians 4:2-4) – Richard Shephard

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible car...

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Text from Isaiah 42:14-16; Revelation 22:1-3; and The Pilgrim Prayer (based on Colossians 4:2-4) by the Revd Canon Derrick Walters

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

The secret of Christ (published in 1990) composed by Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

Performed by Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Susanna Gibbons, Soprano
Mark Husey, Organist & Choirmaster


The secret of Christ


The New Church Anthem Book. Edited by Lionel Dakers. This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral score. 592 pages. ISBN 9780193531093. Sacred, Choral Collection. 10 x 7 inches. 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.