Aug 23

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49, verse anthem composed c. 1682-85 by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Sidney Sussex College choir, Director David Skinner

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“Rejoice in the Lord alway” Z49

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The New Church Anthem Book. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.

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Aug 16

Fear not, O land (Joel 2:21-24,26) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joel 2:21-24,26

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Fear not, O land (1914), composed by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Performed by: Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
Conductor: Richard Marlow

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Composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Music Sales America. Romantic, 20th Century, Choral. 54 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV030134R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14037323).

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Jul 26

The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23:1-2,4,6) – Howard Goodall

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-2,4,6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

The Lord is My Shepherd (1994), composed by Howard Goodall (b. 1958)


Performed by Georgia Boy Choir (of Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

 

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Theme from the BBC TV series The Vicar of Dibley. Composed by Howard Goodall. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. Faber Edition: Choral Signature Series. Sacred. Published by Faber Music

Jul 05

Sei getreu bis in den Tod [Be thou faithful unto death] from Paulus [St. Paul] (Revelation 2:10) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

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

Revelation 2:10

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Be thou faithful unto death, from St. Paul, Op. 36, published in 1836 and composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Sung by Jonathan Garza and accompanied by Bruce Rasmussen on the organ

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Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36: Cavatina: Sei getreu bis in den Tod (Tenor)

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Paulus op. 36/40 (Sei getreu bis in den Tod (Kavatine)). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Lothar Lechner. For high Voice Part and Piano. This edition: ED0 9586; Saddle-stitch. Vocal Music. Einzelausgaben (Single Sheets). 6 pages. Published by Schott Music

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