Jan 21

Es gingen zweene Menschen hinauf [There were two people going up] (Luke 18:10-14) – Heinrich Schütz

English: The Pharisee and the Publican (Le pha...

English: The Pharisee and the Publican (Le pharisien et le publicain) by James Tissot, 1886-94, Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Brooklyn Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 18:10-14 [German]

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


Es gingen zweene Menschen hinauf, SWF 444, (c. 1630?), composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by the choir of Salisbury Cathedral, directed by Richard Seal, with David Halls (organ)

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Dec 03

Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) – C.P.E. Bach

 

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc...

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry; the Magnificat in Latin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 1:46-55 [Latin]

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.

English: Portrait von C.P.E.Bach

English: Portrait von C.P.E.Bach (credit: Wikipedia)

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.


MagnificatWq 215, H.772 (1749), by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)


Performed by Monteverdichor Würzburg

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Feb 26

O clap your hands (Psalm 47:1-2,5-8) – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams circa 1920

Vaughan Williams c. 1920

Psalm 47:1-2,5-8

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.


O clap your hands (1920), composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


Performed by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir

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SATB, Organ. For Mixed Voices with Brass, Percussion & Organ, or Trumpet & Organ, or Ful. Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). With Standard notation. 10 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Thorpe Music #392-03044. Published by Thorpe Music (PR.392030440).

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Jul 24

Halt was du hast [Hold what thou hast] (Revelation 3:11,15) – Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), coloured a...

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), coloured aquatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler after a lost painting by Louis Michael Schneider (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 3:11,15 [German]

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.


Halt, was du hast, TWV 8:9, composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)


Performed by Magdeburg Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir Magdeburg

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SATB/SATB choir, [basso continuo] – Level 3. Motet. Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Edited by Paul Horn. Arranged by Paul Horn. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Halt, was du hast. Sacred, Motets; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Occasions: Mourning, Death; Use during church year: End of the church year. Full score. With Language: German/English. TVWV 8:9. Duration 7 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3911200).

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