Oct 06

If we believe that Jesus died (1 Thessalonians 4:14,18) – John Goss

Headstone in a small family cemetery, located ...

Headstone in a small family cemetery, located in the Holly Springs National Forest in North Mississippi near Baker’s Pond, the source of the Wolf River. The inscription visible in the image reads “Died Jan. 8 1907 May the resurrection find thee on the bosom of thy God.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Thessalonians 4:14,18

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

If we believe (first published in 1890), composed by John Goss (1800-1880)

Performed by Midlands Chorale


MP3: Goss – If we believe that Jesus died / L’Inviti Singers / In Memoriam / WMC Records


If We Believe That Jesus Died by John Goss. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. 5 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.


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Sep 29

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God (Ephesians 4:30-32) – T. Tertius Noble


T. Tertius Noble

Thomas Tertius Noble

Ephesians 4:30-32

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God (1915) by T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953). To read interesting notes about Noble and listen to another excellent performance of this anthem, visit the Music at Trinity blog (Trinity Episcopal Church, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina).

Performed at Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, May 19, 2013


Grieve Not the Holy Spirit of God by T. Tertius Noble. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Sacred. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music.


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Sep 22

Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem in deserto [As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness] (John 3:14-15) – Dietrich Buxtehude

English: The Brazen Serpent, as in Numbers 21:...

English: The Brazen Serpent, as in Numbers 21:9, by James Tissot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 3:14-15 [Latin]

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Sicut Moses, BuxWV97 (1681), by Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1638-1707)

Performed by John Holloway, Emma Kirkby, Manfredo Kraemer, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen


MP3: Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem, BuxWV 97 / Naxos


Sicut Moses (Solokantate fur Singstimme und Instrumente (nur lateinisch). Der Partitur liegen die Instrumentalstimmen bei). By Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Matthaei, Karl. For Soprano solo, Violin (2), Violoncello, Basso continuo. Score; Set of Parts. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag


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Sep 15

Psalm 94 [organ sonata/music illustration] (Psalm 94:1-2; 3,6-7; 17,19; 22-23) – Julius Reubke

Julius Reubke

Julius Reubke (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 94:1-2; 3,6-7; 17,19; 22-23

(I. Grave – Larghetto)

1 O Lord, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth!

2 Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve!

(II. Allegro con fuoco)

3 O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult?

6 They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless;

7 and they say, “The Lord does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.”

(III. Adagio)

17 If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.

19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

(IV. Allegro)

22 But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.

23 He will bring back on them their iniquity and wipe them out for their wickedness; the Lord our God will wipe them out.

Organ Sonata on the 94th Psalm in C minor (finished April 1857 and premiered June 17, 1857) by Julius Reubke (1834-1858). All Music description of the work here. For detailed musical analysis, see this paper by Katelin Hansen.

Performed by Maria Rie Shiikawa



94th Psalm (Sonata For Organ). By Julius Reubke (1834-1858). Edited by Hermann Keller. For organ. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Organ solo book. Introductory text. 27 pages. Published by Edition Peters


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