Mar 06

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10; 2 Samuel 1:19; Job 29:11,12,14; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 103:17; 112:6; Daniel 12:3) – George F. Handel

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Ge...

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) Español: Georg Friedrich Händel en 1733 Français : Georg Friedrich Haendel en 1733 Nederlands: Georg Friedrich Händel Polski: G. F. Händel w 1733 roku Русский: Георг Фридрих Гендель (1733) Svenska: Georg Friedrich Händel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10
2 Samuel 1:19
Job 29:11,12,14
Philippians 4:8
Psalm 103:17; 112:6; 
Daniel 12:3

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn / Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, composed in 1737 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by Monteverdi Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

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Choral (SATB). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. Music Sales America. Baroque, Choral. 112 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070435. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14035615).

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Feb 28

O vos omnes [O all ye] (Lamentations 1:12) – Pablo Casals

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Lamentations 1:12 [Latin]

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

O vos omnes, composed in 1932 by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


Performed by Gondwana Chorale

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Feb 21

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem [The Beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-12) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

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English: A black and white photo of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), date of photo not recorded. Digitaly restored using GIMP by Etincelles to remove dust spots, scratches and blemishes. Also cropped to focus on Rachmaninoff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-12 [Russian]

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.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem, Op. 31, No. 4 (1910), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


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Vo Tsarstvii. Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Choral octavo. With Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.Ra-005).

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Feb 14

Pater noster [Our Father] (Luke 11:2-4) – Francesco de Layolle

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English: Reproduction of painting by Jacopo da Pontormo (Florence, ca. 1530); from Alfred Einstein, The Italian Madrigal (1949); PD-art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 11:2-4 [Latin]

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Pater noster, composed by Francesco dell’Aiolle [a.k.a. Francesco de Layolle] (1492-1540)


Performed by Magdala, conductor David Skinner

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