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


Mar 12

God so loved the world (John 3:16) – Bob Chilcott

English: Christ and Nicodemus

English: Christ and Nicodemus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God so loved the world (1998), composed by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Performed by Brigham Young University [BYU] Concert Choir, Conductor Rosalind Hall



Soprano voice solo and SATB choir, a cappella – Level A-B (very easy – easy). Composed by Bob Chilcott. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 4 pages. Duration 3′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193432765).


Jun 26

I give you a new commandment (John 13:34-35) – John Sheppard

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church, Ashfield, New South Wales. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I give you a new commandment, composed by John Sheppard (1515-1558)

The University of New Hampshire Chamber Singers, conducted by William Kempster


MP3: I give you a new commandment



Choral Public Domain Library

May 01

The Word Was God (John 1:1-3) – Rosephanye Powell

English: beginning of John

English: beginning of John (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 1:1-3

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

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

The Word Was God (1996), composed by Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962)

Performed by Oasis Chorale


MP3: The Word Was God


Choral (SATB DV A Cappella). Composed by Rosephanye Powell. Gentry Publications. Sacred. 12 pages. Fred Bock Music Company #JG2196. Published by Fred Bock Music Company (HL.8738700).