Jul 12

Heilig [Holy] (Isaiah 6:3) – Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

English: The Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn

English: The Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 6:3 [German]

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Heilig (WoO 27 – November 1846), composed by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


Performed by SC Governor’s School Choir directed by Dr. David Rhyne

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Die Deutsche Liturgie: II. Sanctus (Heilig, Heilig, Heilig)

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(Holy). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by Gregg Smith. Walton Choral. 8 pages. Walton Music #W2163. Published by Walton Music

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Mar 01

The wilderness and the solitary place (Isaiah 35:1-2,4,6,8,10) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel_Sebastian_Wesley9Isaiah 35:1-2,4,6,8,10

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

The wilderness and the solitary place (1832), composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban Choir

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The Wilderness

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Feb 22

Vere languores [Surely He hath borne our griefs] (Isaiah 53:4a,5b) – Antonio Lotti

Antonio Lotti

Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Vere languores by Antonio Lotti (c. 1667-1740)


Performed by Contrapunctus at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Ohio, 06-June-2014
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Lotti: Vere Languores Nostros

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Vere languores nostros (Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs). Composed by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740). Arranged by G. W. Woodworth. For SSA choir. Holy Week/Three Days, Lent. Octavo. Scripture: Isaiah 53:4. 4 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1509)

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Feb 08

A song of peace (Isaiah 11:1-6,9-10) – Charles Villiers Stanford

Stanford in 1921

Isaiah 11:1-6,9-10

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of theLord, as the waters cover the sea.

10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.

A song of peace, from Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (1910), composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Girls and Men of Norwich Cathedral Choir (Girls only)

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Stanford: A Song of Peace (Girls Only)

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A song of peace composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). For unison voices, organ. Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Easy. Text language: English. 12 pages. Published by GIA Publications  

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