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 24

O Lord, rebuke me not (Psalm 6:1-4) – William Croft

 

William Croft

Psalm 6:1-4

Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

O Lord, rebuke me not, published in Musica Sacra, vol. 1 (1724), composed by William Croft (1678-1727)


Performed by Sidney Sussex College Choir, Directed by David Skinner

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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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Jul 13

Der 2. Psalm: Warum toben die Heiden [Why do the nations rage] (Psalm 2:1-12) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

 

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

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

Psalm 2:1-12 [German]

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

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

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Warum toben die Heiden from Drei Psalmen (1843), composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

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Mendelssohn: Drei Psalmen op. 78 composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by David Brodbeck. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: Drei Psalmen op. 78. Sacred, Motets; Stuttgart Urtext editions; Occasions: Psalms. Full score. Composed 1843/44. 88 pages. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4012500)

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