Apr 20

Christ rising again (Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22) – John Sheppard


English: Victory over the Grave by Bernard Plo...

English: Victory over the Grave by Bernard Plockhorst (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Christ rising again (c. 1550), composed by John Sheppard/Shepherd (1515-1558)

Performed by Stile Antico


MP3: Christ rising again / John Sheppard / Stile Antico / Media vitan / Harmonia Mundi


Choral Public Domain Library

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Mar 02

O Lord my God (1 Kings 8:28,30) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley


Samuel Wesley, by John Jackson (died 1831). Se...

Samuel Wesley, by John Jackson (died 1831).  This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Kings 8:28,30 [from Solomon's prayer]

28 Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:

30 And hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.


Text of music:

O Lord my God, hear thou the pray’r thy servant prayeth, Have thou respect unto his prayer. Hear thou in heav’n thy dwelling place, And when thou hearest Lord, forgive.

O Lord my God, anthem by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)
Performed by The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford




The New Church Anthem Book [100 anthems] by Lionel Dakers. For SATB choir and keyboard. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Paperback. 592 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193531093).


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Feb 02

O sing unto the Lord a new song (Psalm 96:1,3-4; 93:4,9,11) – George F. Handel


The Chandos portrait of Handel

The Chandos portrait of Handel (via Wikipedia)

Psalm 96:1,3-4; 93:4,9,11

1 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

Chandos Anthem No. 4, O sing unto the Lord a new song (1717) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)



O sing unto the Lord a new song by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Theodora Pavlovitch. For soprano voice solo, SSA choir, oboe, 2 violins and basso continuo. This edition: Paperbound. German title: O sing unto the Lord HWV 249b arranged. Hymns. Full score. Language: English/German. HWV 249b. 32 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.5524950).


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Jan 05

To everything there is a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) – John Rutter


Ecclesiastes 3

Ecclesiastes 3 (Photo credit: Tobyotter)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

To everything there is a season (1997) by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Performed by The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter conducting


MP3: To every thing there is a season / John Rutter / The Cambridge Singers / Mass of the Children


To Everything There is a Season by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir (piano accompaniment). John Rutter Series. Main Key: E Major. Sacred. Difficulty: Medium (Adult). Octavo. 12 pages. Duration 5 minutes 46 seconds. Published by Hinshaw Music Inc. (HI.HMC1910).


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