Apr 30

Super flumina Babylonis [By the rivers of Babylon] (Psalm 137:1) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Kupferstich von Ferdinand Ruscheweyh nach eine...

Kupferstich von Ferdinand Ruscheweyh nach einem Gemälde Eduard von Bendemanns (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 137:1-2 [Latin]

1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.


Super flumina Babylonis (1581), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)


Performed by The Choir of Saint Luke’s Ordinariate Parish, Washington DC

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Dec 04

Gaudete in Domino [Rejoice in the Lord] (Philippians 4:4) – Giaches de Wert

English: Incipit of the Gregorian chant introi...

English: Incipit of the Gregorian chant introit for Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 4:4 [Latin]

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.


Gaudete in Domino (from Il secondo libro de motetti, 1581) composed by Giaches de Wert 1535 1596


Performed by Quire Cleveland

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Aug 07

Vox in Rama [A voice was heard in Ramah] (Matthew 2:18, Jeremiah 31:15) – Giaches de Wert

Rachel is weeping for her children, 14th century fresco from Marko's Monastery.

Rachel is weeping for her children, 14th century fresco from Marko’s Monastery.

Matthew 2:18, citing Jeremiah 31:15

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.


Vox in Rama, from Il Secondo Libro de Motetti a Cinque Voci, 1581, composed by Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)


Performed by Currende

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