Mar 04

Ecce Homo! [Behold the man!] (John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22) – Guillaume Bouzignac

 

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22 [Latin]

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


Ecce Homo! motet from Tours, Bibliothèque Centrale Municipale, Ms. 168, fol. 107v. composed by Guillaume Bouzignac (1587-1643)


Performed by Les Arts Florissants ft. Les Pages de la Chapelle, conducted by William Christie

 

Feb 25

Viri Galilaei [Ye men of Galilee] (Acts 1:10-11) – Patrick Gowers

Jesus' ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Acts 1:10-11 [Latin]

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[plus additional music text, not scripture quotations]


Viri Galilaei, composed by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) in 1987 for the Consecration of the Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day 1988


Performed by The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge, organist James Southall and director Samuel Hayes

 

Feb 18

My beloved spake (Song of Solomon 2:10-13) – Patrick Hadley

Song of Solomon 2:10-13

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.


My beloved spake, composed in 1938 by Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley (1899-1973)


Performed by the Choir of Winchester Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lumsden

 

Feb 11

Vox Dicentis: Clama [A voice said: Cry] (Isaiah 40:6-11) – Edward Woodall Naylor

 

York Minster church as seen from across the st...

York Minster church as seen from across the street, York, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:6-11 [Latin]

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.


Vox Dicentis: Clama, composed in 1911 by Edward Woodall Naylor (1867-1934)


Performed by The Choir of York Minster, under the direction of Robert Sharpe and accompanied by David Pipe

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