Mar 04

Ecce Homo! [Behold the man!] (John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22) – Guillaume Bouzignac


Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22 [Latin]

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

Ecce Homo! motet from Tours, Bibliothèque Centrale Municipale, Ms. 168, fol. 107v. composed by Guillaume Bouzignac (1587-1643)

Performed by Les Arts Florissants ft. Les Pages de la Chapelle, conducted by William Christie


Oct 25

Beati pauperes spiritu [The beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-10) – Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-10 [Latin]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“The Beatitudes,” from Christus (published in 1872), composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Performed by Monteverdichor Würzburg


MP3: Christus, S3/R478: After Epiphany: Die Seligpreisungen (The Beatitudes) (Baritone, Chorus)


Christus. Oratorio on passages from the Holy Bible and the Catholic liturgy. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by David Friddle. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. Piano reduction. With Language: Latin. 301 pages. Duration 2 hours, 55 mintues. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA7680-90). Item Number: BA.BA7680-90. ISBN 9790006528349. With Language: Latin. 27 x 19 cm inches.