Feb 28

O vos omnes [O all ye] (Lamentations 1:12) – Pablo Casals


Lamentations1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:12 [Latin]

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

O vos omnes, composed in 1932 by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Performed by Gondwana Chorale


MP3: Casals: O Vos Omnes


European Sacred Music. Edited by John Rutter. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral collection. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436954).

Feb 21

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem [The Beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-12) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

English: A black and white photo of Russian co...

English: A black and white photo of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), date of photo not recorded. Digitaly restored using GIMP by Etincelles to remove dust spots, scratches and blemishes. Also cropped to focus on Rachmaninoff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-12 [Russian]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem, Op. 31, No. 4 (1910), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Performed by Cambridge Singers


MP3: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Vo tsarstvii Tvoyem (The Beatitudes)


Vo Tsarstvii. Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Choral octavo. With Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.Ra-005).


Choral Public Domain Library

Feb 14

Pater noster [Our Father] (Luke 11:2-4) – Francesco de Layolle

English: Reproduction of painting by Jacopo da...

English: Reproduction of painting by Jacopo da Pontormo (Florence, ca. 1530); from Alfred Einstein, The Italian Madrigal (1949); PD-art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 11:2-4 [Latin]

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Pater noster, composed by Francesco dell’Aiolle [a.k.a. Francesco de Layolle] (1492-1540)

Performed by Magdala, conductor David Skinner


MP3: Pater noster



Feb 07

O God Thou hast cast us out (Psalm 60:1-2,11-12) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 60:1-2,11-12

O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

O God Thou hast cast us out, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


MP3: O God, thou hast cast us out, Z. 36


SSAATB solo voices, SSAATTB chorus and organ – Level A-B (very easy – easy). Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Richard Lyne. Mixed Voices. Church Music Society Publications. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. Duration 4′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193953505).