Apr 25

Every valley, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:4) – 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 40:4

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Ev’ry valley (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Ev’ry valley starts at approximately 5:00]
Performed by the Westchester Oratorio Society

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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Apr 24

Comfort ye, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:1-3) – George F. Handel

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

Isaiah 40:1-3

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Comfort ye (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Comfort ye starts at approximately 2:32]
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Mar 28

Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras [For all flesh is as grass] (1 Peter 1:24; James 5:7; 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 35:10) – Johannes Brahms

 

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Peter 1:24; James 5:7; 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 35:10 [Luther Bibel]

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

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.

Denn alles fleisch es ist wie gras (1865-1868) from Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift [A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures] Op. 45, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by KammerChor Hofheim, Monteverdichor Budapest

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For soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo, SATB choir and piano accompaniment. Op. 45 (Text Language: German). 96 pages. Duration circa 70 minutes. Published by Edition Peters

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