Mar 30

Justitiae Domini rectae [The justices of the LORD are right] (Psalm 19:8,10-11) – Alessandro Scarlatti

 

Alessandro Scarlatti.

Alessandro Scarlatti. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 19:8a,10b-11a [Latin]

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

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8a The statutes of the Lord are right, and rejoice the heart

10b his judgments sweeter also than honey, and the honey-comb.

11a For thy servant keeps them.

 Justitiae Domini rectae, composed in 1708 by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)


Performed by The City of Rome Choir

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Mar 23

I will lift mine eyes (Psalm 121:1-8) – Jake Runestad

 

Psalm 121

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Psalm 121:1-8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will lift mine eyes (published in 2010), composed by Jake Runestad (b. 1986) 

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I Will Lift Mine Eyes (CME Conductor’s Choice). By Jake Runestad. For Choral (SATB DV A Cappella). Conductor’s Choice. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051479542. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48020864).

 

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Mar 16

Laudate Pueri Dominum [Praise the LORD] (Psalm 113:1-9) – Johann Christian Bach

 

Johann Christian Bach, painted in London by Th...

Johann Christian Bach, painted in London by Thomas Gainsborough, 1776 (Museo Civico, Bologna) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 113:1-9 [Latin]

1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.

4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Laudate Pueri Dominum by Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

Performed by L’Orfeo Barockorechester

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Mar 09

Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? (Acts 26:14) – Heinrich Schütz

 

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Ch...

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Christoph Spetner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Acts 26:14b

14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ (English Standard Version)

Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?, SWV 415, composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Victoria Consort

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MP3: Symphoniarum sacrarum III, Op. 12: No. 18. Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich, SWV 415 / Heinrich Schütz / Monteverdi Choir / SDG

 

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Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich? SWV 415 by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Werner Bittinger. For voice/mixed choir/orchestra (2 Solo Sopranos/Solo Alto/Solo Tenor/2 Solo Basses/2 Mixed Choirs: SATB ad lib./2 Violins/Basso continuo). Stapled. Deutsches Konzert Nr. 18 aus Symphoniae sacrae III”. Level 3. Score. SWV 415. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA3466).

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