Jul 23

Save me, O God (Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14) – John Blow

John Blow

Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Save me, O God, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)

Performed by Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat / EOL Chamber Choir


Brighton Consort

Jul 16

Et vidi angelum [I saw an angel] (Revelation 20:1-3) – Marco Galvani


The Angel Binding Satan (c. 1797) - by Philip James de Loutherbourg

The Angel Binding Satan (c. 1797) – by Philip James de Loutherbourg

Revelation 20:1-3 [Latin]

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Et vidi angelum, composed by Marco Galvani (b. 1994)

Performed by The Choir of the Queen’s College, Oxford, directed by Owen Rees


Jul 09

Sicut cervus [Like a deer] (Psalm 42:1) Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 42:1 [Latin]

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

Sicut cervus (1584), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Performed by The Cambridge Singers


Choral Public Domain Library

Jul 02

Vox in Rama [A voice in Rama] (Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15) – George Kirbye

Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

Vox in Rama, composed by George Kirbye (1565-1634)

Performed by Quire Cleveland


Choral Public Domain Library