Nov 29

Magnificat [Magnifies] (Luke 1:46-55) – Arvo Pärt

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc...

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry; the Magnificat in Latin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 1:46-55 [Latin]

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, composed in 1989 by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Performed by Coro da Camera del Conservatorio di Como
Vincenza Giacoia, soprano solo
Domenico Innominato, director


MP3: Magnificat – Arvo Part


Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). Choral part(s). With Standard notation. Universal Edition #UE019350. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE019350).

Nov 22

Laboravi clamans [I am weary of crying] (Psalm 69:3) – Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Joseph Aved.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Joseph Aved. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 69:3 | Psalm 68:4 Vulgate [Latin]

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Laboravi clamans, grand motet for 5 voices composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Performance conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, with Collegium Vocale Gent, Chœur et Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale

Performed by University of Illinois Chorale, Matthew Leese conductor


MP3: Laboravi


Laboravi Clamans (SSATB,Org) composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Edited by Daniel Pinkham. For SSATB choir, Organ. Choral. Vocal score. Text Language: Latin. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P66276). ISBN M-3007-1989-4. With Text Language: Latin. Choral.


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Nov 15

The eyes of all wait upon thee (Psalm 145:15-16) – Jean Berger

Kirchenfenster LOBGESANG nach dem Psalm 145 in...

Kirchenfenster LOBGESANG nach dem Psalm 145 in der St. Johanniskirche zu Lüneburg, Niedersachsen. Gestaltet von dem Maler und Grafiker Gerhard Hausmann. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 145:15-16

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

The eyes of all wait upon thee (1959), composed by Jean Berger (1909-2002)

Performed by National Taiwan University Chorus
Conductor: Lin, Huan-Wei 林歡偉


MP3: The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee


SATB choir. Composed by Jean Berger. General. Augsburg Choral Library. Anthem. Octavo. Published by Augsburg Fortress (AU.9780800645595).


Nov 01

Der Herr ist mit mir [The Lord is on my side] (Psalm 118:6-7) – Dieterich Buxtehude

English: The only known likeness of Dieterich ...

English: The only known likeness of Dieterich Buxtehude. 1674, Johannes Voorhout (detail). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 118:6-7 (German)

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

Der Herr ist mit mir, BuxWV 15, a cantata (1687) by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637/1639-1707)

Performed by St. Joseph choir of Wekerle. Gergely Kaposi conducts the orchestra of Matthias Church


MP3: Der Herr Ist Mit Mir (Bux WV 15): Sinfonia, Allegro, Alleluia


SATB choir/strings/basso continuo – Level 3. Cantata. Composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Bruno Grusnick. Stapled. Psalm 118, 6-7. Score, set of parts. With Language: German, Text Language: German. BuxWV 15. 24/2/2/2/2 pages pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA3198).


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