Feb 19

Lamentio – Et egressus est [Lamentations – And from the daughter of Zion has departed] (Lamentations 1:6-7) – Manuel Cardoso

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:6-7 [Latin]

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.


Et egressus est (published in the collection of Livro de Vários Motetes [Book of Various Motets] in 1648]), composed by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Feb 05

Fac cum servo tuo [Deal with your servant] (Psalm 119:124-125) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 119:124-125 [Latin]

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.


Fac cum servo tuo (from Cantiones Sacrae 1591), composed by William Byrd (c. 1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623)


Performed by Choir of New College/Edward Higginbottom

 

 

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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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