Mar 27

Abendlied [Evening song] (Luke 24:29) – Josef Rheinberger

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 2...

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 24:13-32, painted by Joseph von Führich, 1830. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 24:29 [German]

29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3, composed by Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) 


Performed by Stuttgarter Kantaten-Ensemble

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European Sacred Music. Edited by John Rutter (1945-). Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral collection. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436954).

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Mar 20

Pueri Hebraeorum [The Hebrew children] (Matthew 21:8-9) – Randall Thompson

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey

English: Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 21:8-9

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Pueri Hebraeorum (1928), composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

Performed by The Western Washington University Women’s Choir

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SATB/SATB choir – Medium. Composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). Passion/Palm Sunday, 20th Century. Choral score. With Text Language: Latin. 24 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.3082).

Nov 08

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (Isaiah 40) – Carolyn Jennings

Detail of third window of the south wall with ...

Detail of third window of the south wall with stained glass depicting Isaiah 40:11 He gathers the lambs in his arms. Created by Watson & Co, Youghal, in 1906. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adapted from Isaiah 40:9-

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Climb to the top of the highest mountain, joyous tidings proclaim to the world,
Lift up your voice, shout the good news: behold, your Lord comes to you.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will carry the lambs in his arms,
He will ever keep them safe from harm. Behold, your Lord comes to you.
He who made the stars in the heaven, He who fashioned the earth and the sea,
From time eternal he was God, the Alpha and Omega, he. Behold, your Lord!
He will come in power and glory, he will rule with mercy and truth,
Hope of the nations, light of all the world.
He will love the little children, he will hold them in his arms.
Love him and trust him as a little child. Behold, your Lord comes to you.

adapted from Isaiah 40

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (1981), composed by Carolyn Jennings (b. 1936)


Performed by Luther College Massed Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Jennaya Robison, conductor

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SATB choir – Grade 2. Composed by Carolyn Jennings. Sacred, Christmas, Choral. Choral octavo. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.C8118).

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

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Verbum caro

 

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