Apr 01

Weib, was weinest du? [Woman, why are you crying?] (John 20:13,15-17) – Heinrich Schütz

 

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

Mary of Magdala recognizing Jesus, workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

John 20:13,15-17 [German]

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.


Weib, was weinest du? SWV 443, composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Cappella Augustana & Matteo Messori

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Choral Public Domain Library

 

Mar 25

Pueri Hebraeorum [The Hebrew children] (Matthew 21:9) – Tomás Luis de Victoria

 

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 21:9 [Latin]

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.


Pueri Hebraeorum, composed by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


Performed by Schola Antiqua

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Mar 18

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – Sir Charles V. Stanford

 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


The Lord is my shepherd (1886) composed by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford / directed by Edward Higginbottom

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Mar 11

I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122:1-3,6,7) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 122:1-3,6,7

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.


I was glad when they said unto me, anthem for the Peace of Ryswick and the opening of St Paul’s Cathedral, 2 December 1697, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford