Apr 18

Bringt her dem Herren [Bring to the Lord] (Psalm 29:1-2) – Heinrich Schütz

 

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Psalm 29:1-2 [German] plus additional text

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Bringt her dem Herren, SWV 283, from Kleine geistliche Konzerte I (op. 8, Leipzig, 1636) by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Sofia Gvirts (mezzo-soprano), Olga Tchumikova (organ)

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Apr 17

Confitebor tibi Domine [I will praise thee, O Lord] (Psalm 111:1,3-10) – Jan Zelenka

 

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Psalm 111:1, 3-10 [Latin]

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Confitebor tibi Domine (1729) by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)


Performed by Visegrad Baroque Orchestra, Ars Brunensis Chorus, Conductor Marek Stryncl, Bajo Tomás Král

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Apr 16

Quam pulchra es [How beautiful you are] (Song of Solomon 7:6,7,5,4,11,12) – John Dunstaple

 

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Song of Solomon 7:6, 7, 5a, 4a, 11a, 12 [Latin]

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

12  Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

Quam pulchra es (c. 1410-1453) by John Dunstaple (or Dunstable) (1390-1453)


Performed by Trio Triumvirum at the Church of Notre Dame, New York City

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Apr 15

Tu es Petrus [You are Peter] (Matthew 16:18-19) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

 

Deutsch: Matthäus XVI. 19. Jesus sprach zu Sim...

Deutsch: Matthäus XVI. 19. Jesus sprach zu Simon: Du bist Petrus, und auf diesen Felsen will ich bauen meine Gemeinde und will dir des Himmelreichs Schlüssel geben. English: Gospel of Matthew 16.19 (Image via Wikipedia)

Matthew 16:18-19a [Latin]

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Tu es Petrus (1572) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/1526-1594)


Performed by Vox Coelestis in St Albans Abbey

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Edited by J. Steele. For SSATBB Choir (SSATBB). Music Sales America. Choral, Sacred, Renaissance. 8 pages. Published by Chester Music

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Mosaico con la scritta "Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram", Basilica di San Pietro (Roma) (Image via Wikipedia)

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