Jul 19

Cantate Domino [Sing unto the Lord] (Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 98:1,5) – Claudio Monteverdi

Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Be...

Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi, hanging in the Gallerie dall’Accademia in Venice (1640). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 98:1,5 [Latin]

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

Cantate Domino, SV 293 a 6 (1620) composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)


Performed by Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

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Composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Arranged by Karl-Heinz Schnee. Walton Choral. 20 pages. Walton Music #W2315. Published by Walton Music.

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Mar 16

Laudate Pueri Dominum [Praise the LORD] (Psalm 113:1-9) – Johann Christian Bach

 

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Johann Christian Bach, painted in London by Thomas Gainsborough, 1776 (Museo Civico, Bologna) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 113:1-9 [Latin]

1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.

4 The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Laudate Pueri Dominum by Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

Performed by L’Orfeo Barockorechester

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Mar 02

O Lord my God (1 Kings 8:28,30) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

samuel_sebastian_wesley91 Kings 8:28,30 [from Solomon’s prayer]

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

Text of music:

O Lord my God, hear thou the pray’r thy servant prayeth, Have thou respect unto his prayer. Hear thou in heav’n thy dwelling place, And when thou hearest Lord, forgive.

O Lord my God, anthem by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Performed by The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

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Jul 14

Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (Psalm 121:1-8) – William Byrd

 

Psalm 121

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Psalm 121:1-8 [anonymous metrical text version used for Byrd’s music]

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

 Unto the hills mine eyes I lift (from Songs of Sundrie Natures, 1589) by William Byrd (1540-1623)


Performed by The Cardinall’s Musick, conductor Andrew Carwood

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