May 03

Timete Dominum [Fear the Lord] (Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12) – Ascanio Trombetti

Statue of Apostle Peter on the St. Isaac cathedral in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Статуя Апостола Петра на Исаакиевском соборе в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия).

Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12a [Latin]

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Timete Dominum (year unknown) by Ascanio Trombetti (1544-1590)


Performed by Royal Wind Music, directed by Paul Leenhouts

 

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May 02

The people that walked in darkness, from Messiah (Isaiah 9:2) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 9:2

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

The people that walked in darkness (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[The people that walked in darkness starts at approximately 28:15]
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Soloist David Thomas

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May 02

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, from Messiah (Isaiah 60:2-3) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 60:2-3

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[For behold, darkness shall cover the earth starts at approximately 26:18]
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Soloist David Thomas

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May 01

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:9; 60:1) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:9; 60:1

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!

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (air and chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion starts at approximately 20:32]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson

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