Mar 29

Hallelujah (Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16), from Messiah – George Frideric Handel

 

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Ge...

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Hallelujah chorus from the oratorio Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

“I did think I did see all heaven before me and the great God himself!” —Handel, with tears in his eyes, while working on the Hallelujah Chorus


Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
The Brandenburg Consort
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

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Edited by Watkins Shaw. For soprano solo voice, alto solo voice, tenor solo voice, bass solo voice, SATB choir and piano accompaniment (Vocal Score). Music Sales America. Choral notation and piano reduction. 257 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.

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Mar 29

Hear my prayer, O Lord (Psalm 102:1) – Henry Purcell

 

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Psalm 102:1

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, for chorus, violins and continuo, Z.15 (1680-1682) by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

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Edited by Arthur Hilton. For Ssaattbb Chorus, Keyboard. Mercury Concert Edition of Sacred Choral Masterworks. Published by Theodore Presser Company

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Mar 28

Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras [For all flesh is as grass] (1 Peter 1:24; James 5:7; 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 35:10) – Johannes Brahms

 

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Peter 1:24; James 5:7; 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 35:10 [Luther Bibel]

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Denn alles fleisch es ist wie gras (1865-1868) from Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift [A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures] Op. 45, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by KammerChor Hofheim, Monteverdichor Budapest

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For soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo, SATB choir and piano accompaniment. Op. 45 (Text Language: German). 96 pages. Duration circa 70 minutes. Published by Edition Peters

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Mar 28

Wo ist ein so herrlich volk [Where is such a nation] (Deuteronomy 4:7, 9) – Johannes Brahms

 

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"Make them known unto thy children and thy children's children." Deuteronomy 4:9. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deuteronomy 4:7, 9

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;

 —

Wo is ein so herrlich volk from Fest- und Gedenksprüche for double chorus, Op.109 (1890) by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by Dresdner Kreuzchor

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Fest-und Gedenkspruche, Op. 109. SSAATTBB, a cappella. German Language Edition. Kalmus Edition. 20 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing

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