Apr 23

Pater noster [Our Father] (Matthew 6:9-13) – Franz Liszt

 

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Matthew 6:9-13 [Latin]

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Pater noster (1866, from Christus) by Franz Liszt (1811-1888)


Performed by Monteverdichor Würzburg, with conductor Matthias Beckert at the Neubaukirche, Würzburg, Germany

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MP3: Pater noster; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling

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Edited by David Friddle. SATB choir/orchestra. Urtext edition. Latin. Duration 175′. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag

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Apr 22

Burial Service (John 11:25-26, Job 19:25-27, 1 Timothy 6:7, Job 1:21, Job 14:1-2, Revelation 14:13) – William Croft

John 11:25-26; Job 19:25-27a; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21b; Job 14:1-2; Revelation 14:13 plus additional text from Book of Common Prayer: The Order for the Burial of the Dead

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Raising of Lazarus by Jesus

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25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Burial Service (year unknown) by William Croft (1678-1727)


Performed by [unknown]


Performed by Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Mark Husey, Choirmaster [First 7 of the 10 verses sung]

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MP3 ALBUM: Burial Service and more from Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts – Funeral Music from 16th and 17th Century England; The Choir of Christ’s College

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Burial Sentences. Arranged by Bruce Wood. For SATB choir, a cappella. Duration 6′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Apr 21

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – John Rutter

 

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...

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Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

The Lord is my shepherd (1976, from Requiem) by John Rutter (b. 1945)


Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg with conductor Matthias Beckert in the Augustinerkirche

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MP3: The Lord is my shepherd; Cambridge Singers

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For SATB choir and organ / ensemble / orchestra. Mixed Voices. 12 pages. Duration 5′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Apr 20

Lord, let me know mine end (Psalm 39:4-7,12-13) – Maurice Greene

 

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Psalm 39:4-7,12-13

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

 Lord, let me know mine end (year unknown) by Maurice Greene (1696-1755)


Performed by Bledlow Choir at Southwell Minster

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MP3: Lord let me know mine end; The Choir of Christ’s College

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Arranged by Richard Lyne. For SS solo voices, SATB choir and organ/strings. Church Music Society publications. Published by Oxford University Press

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