Sep 06

Vere languores [Surely He has born our griefs] (Isaiah 53:4-5) – Tomas Luis de Victoria

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Isaiah 53:4-5 [Latin]

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Vere languores (published 1572), composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Performed by Sexteto Cantabile


Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Motectum: Vere languores


Composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Edited by John Leavitt. Treasury Choral. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.117924).


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Aug 30

Ecce quomodo moritur [Behold how the righteous man dies] (Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2) – Jacob (Gallus) Handl

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English: An old (AD 1540) picture scanned by myself (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2 [Latin]

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Ecce quomodo moritur justus, composed by Jacob Gallus Handl (1550-1591)

Performed by University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Directed by Paul Halley


Ecce quomodo moritur iustus


Behold, how doth the righteous man perish. Composed by Jacob Handl. Arranged by Walter Williams. Holy Week/Three Days. Octavo. Scripture: Isaiah 57:1, 2 and Psalm 76:2. 8 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1226).


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Aug 23

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

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Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49, verse anthem composed c. 1682-85 by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Sidney Sussex College choir, Director David Skinner


“Rejoice in the Lord alway” Z49


The New Church Anthem Book. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.


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Aug 16

Fear not, O land (Joel 2:21-24,26) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joel 2:21-24,26

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Fear not, O land (1914), composed by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Performed by: Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
Conductor: Richard Marlow


Composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Music Sales America. Romantic, 20th Century, Choral. 54 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV030134R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14037323).


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