Aug 03

The paper reeds by the brooks (Isaiah 19:7) – Randall Thompson

 

English: Photo of Randall Thompson

English: Photo of Randall Thompson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 19:7

The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.

The paper reeds by the brooks, movt. 5 from The Peaceable Kingdom (1936), composed by Randall Thompson


Performed by The Chancel Choir from First United Methodist Church, Dallas

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The Peaceable Kingdom composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). For SSAATTBB choir. Sacred, Choral. Scripture: Isaiah 3. 96 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1730).

 

Jun 01

O God, the proud are risen against me (Psalm 86:14-15) – Thomas Tomkins

 

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 86:14-15

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

O God, the proud are risen against me by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Performed by the Tallis Scholars

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May 18

Lord Thou hast been our refuge (Psalm 90:1-2; 144:3-4; 102:12; 90:15) – Edward Bairstow

 

English: Psalm 90 of The Holy Bible, King Jame...

English: Psalm 90 of The Holy Bible, King James version, 1772. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalms 90:1-2; 144:3-4; 102:12; 90:15

Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

12 But thou, O Lord, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.

Lord Thou hast been our refuge (1917) by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by King’s College Choir

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Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge by Edward Bairstow. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Choral, 20th Century. 16 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290636. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14019429). 

 

 

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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

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