Jul 03

Penitential Psalm No. 5: Domine exaudi orationem meam, et clamor (Psalm 102:1-28) – Orlandus Lassus

Orlande de Lassus

Orlande de Lassus (1532, possibly 1530 – 14 June 1594)

Psalm 102:1-28 [written and sung in Latin]

1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.

Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.

Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.

For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: for thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down.

11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

12 But thou, O Lord, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.

16 When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord.

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;

21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.

23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.

25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.


Penitential Psalm No. 5: Domine exaudi orationem meam, et clamor (first published in 1584), by Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)

Performed by Choir of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford Directed by Simon Preston

 

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Feb 13

O Lord, in thy wrath (Psalm 38:1) – Orlando Gibbons

 

Orlando Gibbons - Portrait by an unknown artist

Orlando Gibbons 

Psalm 38:1 [English]

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak:
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
My soul is also sore troubled:
but, Lord, how long wilt thou punish me?
O save me, for thy mercy’s sake.


O Lord, in thy wrath, composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Performed by The Merbecke Choir

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Nov 14

Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110:1-7) – Claudio Monteverdi

 

Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Psalm 110:1-7 [Latin]

1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.


Dixit Dominus from Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, SV 206 (1610), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Les Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

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Nov 13

Deus in Adjutorium (Psalm 70:1) – Claudio Monteverdi

 

Vespro della Beata Vergine

Vespro della Beata Vergine

Psalm 70:1 [Latin]

1 Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.


Deus in Adjutorium from Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, SV 206 (1610), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Les Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

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