Jun 22

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt [For here have we no continuing city], from Ein deutsches Requiem [A German Requiem] (Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11) – Johannes Brahms

 

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German c...

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

Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11 [German]

14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt (1866) 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)


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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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Jun 14

O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God (1 Corinthians 15:55-57) – 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)

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God (duet, chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[O Death, where is thy sting? But thanks be to God starts at approximately 2:00:54]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson
Soloist Paul Elliott

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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