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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Aug 17

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden [Praise the Lord, all nations] (Psalm 117:1-2) – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach

Psalm 117:1-2 [German]

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230, composed by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Performed by Winnender Kantorei and Collegium Musicum

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Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 / Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent / Harmonia Mundi

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Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 (Motet for mixed choir and bc). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Konrad Ameln. For SATB choir. This edition: Stapled, Urtext edition. Stapled. Chor-Archiv. Sacred. Level 3. Choral score. BWV 230. Duration 9 minutes. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA5135). 

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Aug 10

Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende [Our heart’s joy is ended] (Lamentations 5:15–16) – Johann Christoph Bach

 

Johann Christoph Bach

Lamentations 5:15–16 [German]

15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende composed by Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)


Performed by
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, conductor: Matti Hyökki. Continuo: Mirabella Wessman, cello – Laura Yli-Soini, double bass – Jori Männistö, organ

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Samtliche Motetten : fur 4- bis 8-stimmigen Chor und Basso continuo composed by Johann Christoph Bach. Edited by Erhard Franke. For 4 to 8-part choir and basso continuo. Choral music. Score. Language: German. Published by Noten Roehr (NR.10267).

 

Jul 27

Da Israel aus Aegypten zog [When Israel went out of Egypt] (Psalm 114:1-8) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

 

German conductor and composer Felix Mendelssoh...

German conductor and composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847). Reproduction of a painting by Eduard Magnus (1799-1872). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 114:1-8 [German]

When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Psalm 114, “When Israel out of Egypt came,” for double chorus and orchestra, op. 51 (premiered 1840, published 1841), composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Performed by University Choir of Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Southwest German Chamber Orchestra of Pforzheim
Conductor: Mihaly Menelaus Zeke

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Psalm 114 (When Israel came from Egypt’s land). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Oswald Bill. For SSAA/TTBB Choir, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Der 114.Psalm/Da Israel aus agypten. Psalms, German, Praise and thanks, Psalms. Level 3. Full score. Language: German/English. Composed 1839. Op. 51. 64 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4007400).

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