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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Sep 22

Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem in deserto [As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness] (John 3:14-15) – Dietrich Buxtehude

English: The Brazen Serpent, as in Numbers 21:...

English: The Brazen Serpent, as in Numbers 21:9, by James Tissot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 3:14-15 [Latin]

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Sicut Moses, BuxWV97 (1681), by Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1638-1707)

Performed by John Holloway, Emma Kirkby, Manfredo Kraemer, Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen


MP3: Sicut Moses exaltavit serpentem, BuxWV 97 / Naxos


Sicut Moses (Solokantate fur Singstimme und Instrumente (nur lateinisch). Der Partitur liegen die Instrumentalstimmen bei). By Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). Edited by Matthaei, Karl. For Soprano solo, Violin (2), Violoncello, Basso continuo. Score; Set of Parts. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag


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Jun 09

Stetit Iesus [Jesus stood/There came Jesus] (John 20:19-20) – Jacobus Handl Gallus


English: An old (AD 1540) picture scanned by m...

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John 20:19b-20 [Latin]

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

Stetit Iesus (from Opus Musicum III1587) by Jacobus Gallus Carniolus (a.k.a. Jacob(us) Handl, Jacob(us) Händl, Jacob(us) Gallus; Slovenian Jakob Petelin Kranjski) (1550-1591)

Performed by The Florida Schola Cantorum at Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris



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Feb 24

Dicebat Iejus turbis Judaeorum (John 8:46-47) – Juan Navarro

John 8:46-47 [Latin]

[Jesus said to the crowd of Jews and the chief priests:]

46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Dicebat Iejus turbis Judaeorum by Juan Navarro (1530-1580)