Feb 21

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem [The Beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-12) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

English: A black and white photo of Russian co...

English: A black and white photo of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), date of photo not recorded. Digitaly restored using GIMP by Etincelles to remove dust spots, scratches and blemishes. Also cropped to focus on Rachmaninoff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-12 [Russian]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem, Op. 31, No. 4 (1910), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


Performed by Cambridge Singers

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Vo Tsarstvii. Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Choral octavo. With Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.Ra-005).

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Feb 08

A song of peace (Isaiah 11:1-6,9-10) – Charles Villiers Stanford

Stanford in 1921

Isaiah 11:1-6,9-10

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of theLord, as the waters cover the sea.

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

A song of peace, from Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (1910), composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Girls and Men of Norwich Cathedral Choir (Girls only)

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Stanford: A Song of Peace (Girls Only)

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A song of peace composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). For unison voices, organ. Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Easy. Text language: English. 12 pages. Published by GIA Publications  

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