Aug 03

The paper reeds by the brooks (Isaiah 19:7) – Randall Thompson

 

English: Photo of Randall Thompson

English: Photo of Randall Thompson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 19:7

The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.

The paper reeds by the brooks, movt. 5 from The Peaceable Kingdom (1936), composed by Randall Thompson


Performed by The Chancel Choir from First United Methodist Church, Dallas

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The Peaceable Kingdom composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). For SSAATTBB choir. Sacred, Choral. Scripture: Isaiah 3. 96 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1730).

 

May 25

Membra Jesu nostri [The most holy limbs of our suffering Jesus] (Nahum 1:15a; Isaiah 66:12b; Zachariah 13:6a; Song of Solomon 2:13b,14a; 1 Peter 2:2-3; Song of Solomon 4:9a; Psalm 31:16) – Dietrich Buxtehude

 

Jesus on the cross on the Stone Bridge in Píse...

Jesus on the cross on the Stone Bridge in Písek, Czech Republic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nahum 1:15a; Isaiah 66:12b; Zachariah 13:6a; Song of Solomon 2:13b,14a; 1 Peter 2:2-3; Song of Solomon 4:9a; Psalm 31:16 [Latin]

15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.

12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

Plus additional text by Arnulf of Louvain (c. 1200 –1250)

Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75, composed in 1680 by Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707)

 

Performed by Bach Consort (Moscow)

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Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Thomas Schlage. For Choir SSATB, 2 Violins, Violin, 5 Viola da gamba (2 Violin, Violin, 2 Viola da gamba), Basso Continuo. This edition: Paperbound. Score available separately – see item CA.3601300. Oratorios; Lent and Passiontide. Vocal score. Language: Latin. BuxWV 75. 80 pages. Duration 63 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3601303). 

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Apr 06

Ne irascaris Domine [Do not be angry, Lord] (Isaiah 64:9-10) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 64:9-10 [Latin]

9 Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Ne irascaris Domine (published in 1589) and composed by William Byrd (c. 1540/1543-1623)


Performed by the Choir of Durham Cathedral

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Ne Irascaris Domine by William Byrd (1540-1623). For Choral (SATTB). Music Sales America. Sacred. Chester Music #CH05711. Published by Chester Music (HL.14005590).

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Aug 18

O Lord, look down from Heaven (Isaiah 63:15) – Jonathan Battishill

Isaiah 63:15

15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

O Lord, look down from Heaven (1765?), anthem by Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801) 


Performers unknown, at Holy Trinity Church Choir in Stratford Upon Avon, Italy Tour 2008

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O Lord, Look Down from Heaven by Jonathan Battishill. For Choral (SSATTB). Music Sales America. Choral, Sacred, Classical. 12 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. 

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