Oct 04

Verbum caro factum est [And the Word was made flesh] (John 1:14; 1:1) – John Sheppard

English: Ribe Cathedral. Pulpit ( 1597 ): Nati...

English: Ribe Cathedral. Pulpit ( 1597 ): Nativity with the latin inscription “Verbum caro factum est” ( The word was made flesh, John 1:14 ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 1:14; 1:1

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Verbum caro factum est, composed between 1553 and 1558 by John Sheppard (c1515-1558)

Performed by Quire Cleveland, conducted by Peter Bennett


Verbum caro



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Jun 28

If ye love me (John 14:15-17) – Bob Chilcott

Русский: Спас Отпечаток лика Христа на Туринск...

Русский: Спас Отпечаток лика Христа на Туринской плащанице (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 14:15-17

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

If ye love me (published in 2002), composed by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Performed by National University of Singapore Choir
Conducted by Nelson Kwei



Composed by Bob Chilcott. Mixed Voices. Composer Anthem Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 64 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

Apr 05

Tenebrae factae sunt [There was darkness over all the land] (Matthew 27:45-47; John 19:30; Luke 23:46) – Michael Haydn

Matthew 27:45-47; John 19:30; Luke 23:46

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Tenebrae factae sunt (1772) by Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Performed by Mandák Kórus


Tenebrae factae sunt


Tenebrae factae sunt (Darkness was over the earth) composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by Thomas. For SATB choir, Organ/Piano ad lib. Choral. Octavo. Text Language: English/Latin. Published by Edition Peters 


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Apr 13

Surgens Jesus [The risen Jesus] (John 20:19-20) – Peter Philips


Epstein's "Christ in Majesty"

Epstein’s “Christ in Majesty” (Photo credit: Howard Dickins)

John 20:19b,20b [Latin]

19b The risen Jesus, our Lord, standing in the midst of his disciples, said: Peace be with you. Alleluia.

20b The disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

Surgens Jesus (from Cantiones Sacrae, 1612), composed by Peter Philips (1560-1628)

Performed by Pro Musica Choir



The New Church Anthem Book by Lionel Dakers. For SATB choir and keyboard. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Paperback. 592 pages. Published by Oxford University Press.


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