Jun 19

My beloved spake (Song of Solomon 2:10-13,16) – Henry Purcell

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-13,16

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.


My beloved spake, Z.28, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by The English Concert · Trevor Pinnock · Simon Preston · Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Edward J. Dent. Music Sales America. Baroque, Choral. 24 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290447. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14022476).

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Jun 15

Haec dicit Dominus [Thus saith the Lord] (Jeremiah 31:15-17) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Jeremiah 31:15-17 [Latin]

15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.


Haec dicit Dominus from Cantiones sacrae II (1591), nos. 13-14, composed by William Byrd (1540-1623)


Performed by Quire Cleveland, dir. Ross W. Duffin

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Jun 05

O Lord, Thou art my God (Is. 25:1,25:4a, Ps. 33:21-22, Is. 25:8, 1 Cor. 15:53b, 1 Cor. 15:34a, 1 Cor.15:52a, Is.25:9) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

English: Samuel Sebastian Wesley

English: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 25:1,25:4a, Psalm 33:21-22,Isaiah 25:8, 1 Corinthians 15:53b, 1 Corinthians 15:34a, 1 Corinthans 15:52a, Isaiah 25:9

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.


O Lord, Thou art my God (first performed in 1839) composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by The Choir of Chichester Cathedral / Thurlow

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May 29

Selig sind die Toten [Blessed are the dead] (Revelation 14:13) – Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Ch...

Heinrich Schütz, c. 1650-1660 (Leipzig), by Christoph Spetner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 14:13

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.


Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391 (1648), composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Vox Luminis

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SSATTB choir/basso continuo ad libitum – Level 3. Motet no. 23 from “Geistliche Chormusik 1648”. Composed by Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672). Edited by Wilhelm Kamlah. This edition: Urtext edition. Stapled. Sacred. Choral score. SWV 391. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA523).

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