Apr 22

Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29:1-5,7-8,9b-11) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 29:1-5,7-8,9b-11

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.


Give unto the Lord, Op. 74 (1914), composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Performed by the choir of Durham Cathedral, the Cathedral Consort of Voices and the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra, directed by James Lancelot


Performed by Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, Andrzej BIAŁKO – organ, Henryk WOJNAROWSKI – conductor

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Apr 15

Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) – Sir William Walton

 

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 8:6a,7a

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.


Set me as a seal upon thine heart (1938), composed by Sir William Walton (1902-1983)


Performed by LUUMS Chamber Choir

 

Apr 08

In Exitu Israel [When Israel came out of Egypt] (Psalm 114:1-3) – Samuel Wesley

English: Samuel Wesley

English: Samuel Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Psalm 114:1-3 [Latin]

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.


In Exitu Israel, composed by Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)


Performed by Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge · Geoffrey Webber

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Apr 01

Weib, was weinest du? [Woman, why are you crying?] (John 20:13,15-17) – Heinrich Schütz

 

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

John 20:13,15-17 [German]

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.


Weib, was weinest du? SWV 443, composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Cappella Augustana & Matteo Messori

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