Feb 01

Like as the hart (Psalm 42:1-3) – Herbert Howells

White fallow deer near Argonne National Laboratories

Psalm 42:1-3

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Like as the hart (1941), composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)


Performed by The Milton Abbey Festival Chamber Choir. Directed by David McKee with Luke Bond playing the organ.

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Like as the Hart / St. John’s College Choir, Cambridge / From the Album St. John’s Magnificat – Choral Works by Herbert Howell

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Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983). For SATB choir & organ. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 5′. Published by Oxford University Press

Jan 25

Ascribe unto the Lord (Psalm 96:7–8a,9b–10a,10c,9a,2,3b,5a; Psalm 115:4–8,3,12,13,15a,14b,15b) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Psalm 96:7–8a,9b–10a,10c,9a,2,3b,5a; Psalm 115:4–8,3,12,13,15a,14b,15b

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

Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

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.

10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.

Ascribe unto the Lord (published in 1853) composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by Seabury Academy, Choristers, Norwalk, CT, St. Paul’s on the Green, Episcopal Church, Norwalk, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Ascribe unto the Lord composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876). For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Romantic, Choral. 20 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV291973. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.

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Jan 18

Christus factus est pro nobis (Philippians 2:8-9) – Felice Anerio

Felice Anerio

Philippians 2:8-9 [Latin]

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name

Christus factus est pro nobis by Felice Anerio (1560-1614)


Performed by Ave Musica Choir (Ukraine)

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Felice Anerio: Christus factus est

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European Sacred Music composed by John Rutter (1945-). Edited by John Rutter. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral collection. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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Jan 11

Psaume 150 (Psalm 150:1-6) – Cesar Franck

César Franck, photographed by Pierre Petit

Psalm 150:1-6 [French]

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Psaume 150, composed in 1883 by César Franck (1822-1890)


Performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Franck: Psalm 150

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Psalm 150 composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by William Felton. SATB chorus. For SATB, Organ. Choir Loft Choral Series. Choral. Piano reduction/vocal score. Standard notation. 15 pages. Published by Theodore Presser Company  

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