Mar 05

A song of trust (Psalm 121:1-8) – Charles V. Stanford

English: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

English: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 121:1-8

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


A song of trust, from Bible Songs, Op. 113 (1909), composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by Roden Girl Choristers
Conductor: Sonja de Vries
Organ: Sietze de Vries

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Composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-RA454).

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Feb 26

O clap your hands (Psalm 47:1-2,5-8) – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams circa 1920

Vaughan Williams c. 1920

Psalm 47:1-2,5-8

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.


O clap your hands (1920), composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


Performed by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir

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SATB, Organ. For Mixed Voices with Brass, Percussion & Organ, or Trumpet & Organ, or Ful. Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). With Standard notation. 10 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Thorpe Music #392-03044. Published by Thorpe Music (PR.392030440).

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Feb 19

Lamentio – Et egressus est [Lamentations – And from the daughter of Zion has departed] (Lamentations 1:6-7) – Manuel Cardoso

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:6-7 [Latin]

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.


Et egressus est (published in the collection of Livro de Vários Motetes [Book of Various Motets] in 1648]), composed by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Feb 12

Arise, my love (Song of Solomon 2:10-14) – Stephen Paulus

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter ...

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-14

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.


Arise, my love, composed by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) to mark the retirement of Joseph Flummerfelt from Westminster Choir College in 2004


Performed by Northwest Tower Choir

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