Jul 02

Vox in Rama [A voice in Rama] (Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15) – George Kirbye

Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

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


Vox in Rama, composed by George Kirbye (1565-1634)


Performed by Quire Cleveland

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May 28

Vigilate [Watch] (Mark 13:35-37) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Mark 13:35-37 [Latin]

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.


Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae I1589) composed by William Byrd (1540-1623)


Performed by The Tallis Scholars

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May 21

Richte mich, Gott [Vindicate me, O God] (Psalm 43:1-5) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait by Edward Magnus 1846 Deutsch: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Portrait von Edward Magnus 1846 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 43:1-5 [German]

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.


Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2, composed in 1844 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Performed by Ensemble Vocalitas Nova

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May 07

Versa est in luctum [My harp also is turned to mourning] (Job 30:31, 7:16) – Alonso Lobo

English: Portrait of Alonso Lobo. Español: Ret...

English: Portrait of Alonso Lobo. Español: Retrato de Alonso Lobo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Job 30:31, 7:16 [Latin]

31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.


Versa est in luctum (1602), composed by Alonso Lobo (1555-1617)


Performed by The Southwark Cathedral Merbecke Choir

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