Oct 16

Christ Rising Again from the Dead (Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22) – Christopher Tye

English: Gothic stained glass window depiction...

English: Gothic stained glass window depiction of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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 from the Dead, composed by Christopher Tye (1505 – before 1573)

Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford


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Sep 11

Cast me not away (Psalm 51:11,12,17,8) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Prayer of David, psalm 51

Prayer of David, psalm 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 51:11,12,17,8

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Cast me not away (1848), composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

Performed by The Choir of Lincoln College (Oxford), conductor Christopher Eastwood


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Choral (SATB). Anthems from the Psalms for Mixed Voice Choirs. Edited by Barry Rose. Music Sales America. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV040062. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021854).


Choral Public Domain Library


Sep 04

Thy word is a lantern (Psalm 119:105-108,110-111) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 119:105-108,110-111

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Thy word is a lantern, Z. 61, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cleveland, Ohio. Horst Buchholz, Choirmaster


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Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Watkins Shaw. Music Sales America. Classical, Choral. 12 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290148. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14033628).


Choral Public Domain Library

Aug 21

The woman with the alabaster box (Matthew 26:6-13) – Arvo Pärt

English: Ballum church. Painting at the high a...

English: Ballum church. Painting at the high altar ( 17th century ): Anointing of Jesus Deutsch: Pfarrkirche Ballum. Gemälde am Hochaltar ( 17.Jhdt. ): Maria Magdalena salbt Jesus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 26:6-13

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

The woman with the alabaster box, composed in 1997 by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Performed by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Theatre of Voices, Pro Arte Singers and Paul Hillier


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Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). Bible, St Matthew 26, 6-13. World Premiere: in Karlstad Cathedral Karlstad / Sweden by the Erik Westberg Vocal Ensemble. With Standard notation. Duration 7 minutes. Universal Edition #UE031127. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE031127).