Feb 10

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt [For God so loved the world] (John 3:16) – Heinrich Schütz


English: Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop

Nicodemus and Jesus on a rooftop (Image via Wikipedia)

John 3:16 [German]

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, SWV 380 (one of 29 motets from Geistliche Chor-Music, 1648), by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Performed by NoonSongs, directed by Stefan Schuck


MP3: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt / National Lutheran Choir / Eternity


Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt SWV 380 (Motet no. 12 from ‘geistliche Chormusik 1648’). By Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Wilhelm Kamlah. For SSATB choir/basso continuo ad lib. This edition: Urtext edition. Basso continuo-vocie see BA 500 67 (Organ) und BA 500 86 (Cello/Contrabass/Bassoon). Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA512).


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Feb 03

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen [Ye will be weeping and wailing] (John 16:20) – Johann Sebastian Bach


Fragment of John 16:14-22 from Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 208 (Image via Wikipedia)

Fragment of John 16:14-22 from Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 208 (Image via Wikipedia)

John 16:20 [German]

20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Ihr werdet weinen und heulen (1725), first movement (chorus) from cantata BWV 103, composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Performed by the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen under Rudolf Lutz


MP3: Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, by J.S. Bach / Cantatas, BWV 103-105 / haenssler CLASSIC


Cantata No. 103 — Ihr werdet weinen und heulen. (SATB with AT Soli). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Worship Cantata; Larger Works; Masterworks; Worship Resources. Kalmus Edition. Baroque; Masterwork; Sacred. Book. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing 


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Jan 27

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus [Ye men of Galilee / God is ascended] (Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

English: Ascension of Christ

Ascension of Christ by Garofalo, 1476-1559 (Image via Wikipedia)

Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19 [Latin]

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

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

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus (1569, Liber primus motettorum) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594)

Performed by La Chapelle Royale


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Jan 20

I saw the Lord (Isaiah 6:1-4) – John Stainer


John Stainer memorial

The John Stainer Memorial at St. Paul’s Cathedral, by Henry Pegram.

Isaiah 6:1-4

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

[plus additional text from an 11th-century Latin hymn]

I saw the Lord (1858), an anthem by Sir John Stainer (1840-1901).

Stainer’s memorial in Saint Paul’s Cathedral is shown at right. As artist Henry A. Pegram described his “inadequate” work:

The upper part of the Panel contains the subject of Stainer’s anthem “I saw the Lord.” The prophet Isaiah, with outstretched arms, kneels near an altar, from the smoke of which arises the vision — Christ enthroned and encircled by Seraphim.

Performed by The Sixteen

Performed by the Parish Choir of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Soloists: Gabriela Pascale Schunn, treble; Mary Pat Luley, alto; James Ranson, tenor; Joseph Tuttle, baritone. Guest Organist: Joseph Nolan of St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Australia. Choirmaster: Peter J. Luley.


MP3: I saw the Lord, by John Stainer / The Choir of the Abbey School / British Church Composer Series / Priory Records


I Saw the Lord. (SSAATTBB and Organ). By John Stainer (1840-1901). Music Sales America. Romantic, Sacred, Sacred, Choral. 18 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.


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