Jan 08

He sent a thick darkness over all the land (Exodus 10:21) – George Frideric Handel

Absolute darkness

Absolute darkness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exodus 10:21

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.


He sent a thick darkness over all the land, from Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (1739) composed by George Frideric Handel


Performed by Ferenc Erkel Mixed Choir (Budapest), led by Esther Draskóczy Chamber Orchestra

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2 soprano voice solos, 2 alto voice solos, tenor voice solo, 2 bass voice solos, double SATB choir, piano – Level 4. Oratorio in three parts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Annette Landgraf. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. The versions of the 1739 and 1756-7 performances. Piano reduction. HWV 54. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA4063-90).

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Jan 01

Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe [Lord, if only I have you] (Psalm 73:25-26) – Dietrich Buxtehude

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude' Herr, wenn ich nu...

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude’ Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab’ BuxWV38 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 73:25-26 [German]

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.


Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, BuxWV38, composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)


Performed by Ensemble Concerto Scirocco

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Dec 18

Magnificat [Magnifies] (Luke 1:46-55) – Antonio Vivaldi

Madonna of the Magnificat ( )

Madonna of the Magnificat ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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, RV610, composed by Antonio VIvaldi (1678-1741)


Performed by Artaria Ensemble

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Bearbeitet fur Soli, Chor und Orgel. Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by Andreas Kohs. Stapled. Choir & Organ. Arranged for Soloists, Choir and Organ. Score. RV 610/611. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA7516).

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Dec 11

Angelus ad pastores ait [The angel said to the shepherds] (Luke 2:10-11) – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. ...

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. Müller, 1624 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:10-11 [Latin]

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


Angelus ad pastores ait, (1619, from Cantiones Sacrae) composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Performed by Nova Singers

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