Feb 25

Viri Galilaei [Ye men of Galilee] (Acts 1:10-11) – Patrick Gowers

Jesus' ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Acts 1:10-11 [Latin]

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[plus additional music text, not scripture quotations]


Viri Galilaei, composed by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) in 1987 for the Consecration of the Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day 1988


Performed by The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge, organist James Southall and director Samuel Hayes

 

Jan 27

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus [Ye men of Galilee / God is ascended] (Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

English: Ascension of Christ

Ascension of Christ by Garofalo, 1476-1559 (Image via Wikipedia)

Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19 [Latin]

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus (1569, Liber primus motettorum) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594)


Performed by La Chapelle Royale

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