Feb 11

Vox Dicentis: Clama [A voice said: Cry] (Isaiah 40:6-11) – Edward Woodall Naylor

 

York Minster church as seen from across the st...

York Minster church as seen from across the street, York, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:6-11 [Latin]

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.


Vox Dicentis: Clama, composed in 1911 by Edward Woodall Naylor (1867-1934)


Performed by The Choir of York Minster, under the direction of Robert Sharpe and accompanied by David Pipe

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Nov 08

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (Isaiah 40) – Carolyn Jennings

Detail of third window of the south wall with ...

Detail of third window of the south wall with stained glass depicting Isaiah 40:11 He gathers the lambs in his arms. Created by Watson & Co, Youghal, in 1906. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adapted from Isaiah 40:9-

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Climb to the top of the highest mountain, joyous tidings proclaim to the world,
Lift up your voice, shout the good news: behold, your Lord comes to you.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will carry the lambs in his arms,
He will ever keep them safe from harm. Behold, your Lord comes to you.
He who made the stars in the heaven, He who fashioned the earth and the sea,
From time eternal he was God, the Alpha and Omega, he. Behold, your Lord!
He will come in power and glory, he will rule with mercy and truth,
Hope of the nations, light of all the world.
He will love the little children, he will hold them in his arms.
Love him and trust him as a little child. Behold, your Lord comes to you.

adapted from Isaiah 40

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (1981), composed by Carolyn Jennings (b. 1936)


Performed by Luther College Massed Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Jennaya Robison, conductor

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SATB choir – Grade 2. Composed by Carolyn Jennings. Sacred, Christmas, Choral. Choral octavo. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.C8118).

May 01

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:9; 60:1) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:9; 60:1

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (air and chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion starts at approximately 20:32]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson

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