Dec 14

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) – Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Magnificat, from Orlando Gibbons’ (1583-1625) Short Service


Performed by St. Andrew’s Schola Cantorum, conducted by Peter Luley

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Magnificat (Short Service)

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Short Service composed by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625). Arranged by Edmund H. Fellowes. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Service. Vocal score. 32 pages. Duration 14′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193520851).

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Nov 30

Peace I give to you (John 14:27, 16:33) – Craig Courtney

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

Statue of Jesus giving his blessing, Notre-Dame Cathedral

John 14:27, 16:33

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Peace I give to you (2002), composed by Craig Courtney (b. 1965)


Performed at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Tess Hartis, Violin w/ Mark Husey, Organist

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Peace I Give to You composed by Craig Courtney. For SATB choir. Sacred. Octavo. Published by Beckenhorst Press 

 

Nov 09

Turn unto the Lord (Joel 2:13, Psalm 100:5) – Thomas Tomkins

Worcester Cathedral, where Tomkins was organist

Joel 2:13, Psalm 100:5

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Turn unto the Lord (published 1622), composed by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)


Performed by the Bach Consort

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Oct 26

Geburt Christi [The Birth of Christ / When Jesus Our Lord] (Matthew 2:1-2; Numbers 24:17; Psalm 2:9) – Felix Mendelssohn

350px-felix_mendelssohn_bartholdy_by_eduard_magnusMatthew 2:1-2; Numbers 24:17; Psalm 2:9

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

“When Jesus, Our Lord” from Christus, Op. 97 (1846-47), composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-47)


Performed by Monteverdi Chor

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Christus, Op. 97, MWV A26: Part I: Geburt Christi

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When Jesus, Our Lord, from The New Church Anthem Book composed by Lionel Dakers. For SATB choir and keyboard. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Paperback. 592 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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