Jul 12

Heilig [Holy] (Isaiah 6:3) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

English: The Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn

English: The Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 6:3 [German]

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Heilig (WoO 27 – November 1846), composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Performed by SC Governor’s School Choir directed by Dr. David Rhyne

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Die Deutsche Liturgie: II. Sanctus (Heilig, Heilig, Heilig)

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(Holy). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Gregg Smith. Walton Choral. 8 pages. Walton Music #W2163. Published by Walton Music

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Jul 05

Sei getreu bis in den Tod [Be thou faithful unto death] from Paulus [St. Paul] (Revelation 2:10) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait by Edward Magnus 1846 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 2:10

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Be thou faithful unto death, from St. Paul, Op. 36, published in 1836 and composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Sung by Jonathan Garza and accompanied by Bruce Rasmussen on the organ

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Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36: Cavatina: Sei getreu bis in den Tod (Tenor)

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Paulus op. 36/40 (Sei getreu bis in den Tod (Kavatine)). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Lothar Lechner. For high Voice Part and Piano. This edition: ED0 9586; Saddle-stitch. Vocal Music. Einzelausgaben (Single Sheets). 6 pages. Published by Schott Music

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Jun 21

Now there arose; And the children of Israel (from Israel in Egypt) (Exodus 1:8,11,13; 2:23) – George Frideric Handel

A depiction of the Hebrews' bondage in Egypt, ...

A depiction of the Hebrews’ bondage in Egypt, during which they were forced to make bricks without straw. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exodus 1:8,11,13; 2:23

Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

“Now there arose,” “And the children of Israel” (from Israel in Egypt), composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and premiered in London on April 4, 1739


Performed by Monteverdi Chor

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Handel: Israel in Egypt / Part 1: Exodus – Rec.:”Now there arose a new King” – Chorus: “And the children of Israel”

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SATB. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Choral Large Works. 204 pages. G. Schirmer #ED479. Published by G. Schirmer

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May 24

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? [How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?] (Hosea 11:8) – J.S. Bach

Hosea the prophet, Russian icon from first qua...

Hosea the prophet, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hosea 11:8 [German]

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? Cantata BWV 89 (first performed on 24 October 1723), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


(0:00-4:29 — 1st movement, for this Biblical quotation)
Performed by
Knabenchor Hannover – Heinz Hennig
Collegium Vocale Gent – Philippe Herreweghe
Leonhardt-Consort – Gustav Leonhardt

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Cantata No.89 Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim? BWV89 : I Aria – “Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?” [Bass]

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O how can I surrender Ephraim (Cantata for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Reinhold Kubik. Arranged by Paul Horn. For SAB vocal soli, SATB choir, horn, 2 oboes, [horn], 2 violins, viola, basso continuo. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim. Cantatas. Level 3. Vocal score. Language: German/English. Composed 1723. BWV 89. 24 pages. Duration 14 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag

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