Dec 08

When Israel went out of Egypt (Psalm 114:1-8) – Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály. Stamp of Hungary, 2007.

Psalm 114:1-8

1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalm 114: When Israel went out of Egypt (1952), composed by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)


Performed by Vox Humana Choir of Vác (HUN) conducted by József Maklári; organ: Anasztázia Bednarik

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A 114. genfi zsoltar (Geneva Psalm 114)

 

Nov 30

Peace I give to you (John 14:27, 16:33) – Craig Courtney

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

John 14:27, 16:33

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Peace I give to you (2002), composed by Craig Courtney (b. 1965)


Performed at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Tess Hartis, Violin w/ Mark Husey, Organist

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Peace I Give to You composed by Craig Courtney. For SATB choir. Sacred. Octavo. Published by Beckenhorst Press 

 

Nov 23

Who Can Express? (Psalm 106:2; Psalm 86:5, 9-10) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Psalm 106:2; Psalm 86:5, 9-10

Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?

For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

Who can express / O give thanks, composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by Paul Phoenix, St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir, directed by Barry Rose

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Who Can Express? composed by Samuel Wesley (1766-1837). Edited by Simon Lindley. For unison voices, organ. Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Easy. Text language: English. 4 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-RA264).

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Choral Public Domain Library

 

Nov 16

Quomodo Cantabimus [How shall we sing?] (Psalm 137:4-7) – William Byrd

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 137:4-7

How shall we sing the Lord‘s song in a strange land?

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

Quomodo Cantabimus (1584), composed by William Byrd (1540/1543-1623)


Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick

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Quomodo cantabimus / Gallicantus / Signum Records

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Super Flumina Babylonis and Quomodo Cantabimus composed by Philippe de Monte; William Byrd. Arranged by Sally Dunkley. For SATB double choir. Mixed Voices. Musica dei Donum. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 48 pages. Duration 12′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193868175).