Dec 14

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) – Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Magnificat, from Orlando Gibbons’ (1583-1625) Short Service


Performed by St. Andrew’s Schola Cantorum, conducted by Peter Luley

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Magnificat (Short Service)

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Short Service composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Arranged by Edmund H. Fellowes. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Service. Vocal score. 32 pages. Duration 14′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193520851).

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Dec 08

When Israel went out of Egypt (Psalm 114:1-8) – Zoltán Kodály

Zoltán Kodály. Stamp of Hungary, 2007.

Psalm 114:1-8

1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalm 114: When Israel went out of Egypt (1952), composed by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)


Performed by Vox Humana Choir of Vác (HUN) conducted by József Maklári; organ: Anasztázia Bednarik

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A 114. genfi zsoltar (Geneva Psalm 114)

 

Nov 16

Quomodo Cantabimus [How shall we sing?] (Psalm 137:4-7) – William Byrd

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 137:4-7

How shall we sing the Lord‘s song in a strange land?

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

Quomodo Cantabimus (1584), composed by William Byrd (1540/1543-1623)


Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick

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Quomodo cantabimus / Gallicantus / Signum Records

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Super Flumina Babylonis and Quomodo Cantabimus composed by Philippe de Monte; William Byrd. Arranged by Sally Dunkley. For SATB double choir. Mixed Voices. Musica dei Donum. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 48 pages. Duration 12′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193868175).

 

Nov 09

Turn unto the Lord (Joel 2:13, Psalm 100:5) – Thomas Tomkins

Worcester Cathedral, where Tomkins was organist

Joel 2:13, Psalm 100:5

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Turn unto the Lord (published 1622), composed by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)


Performed by the Bach Consort

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Turn unto the lord

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