Feb 28

O vos omnes [O all ye] (Lamentations 1:12) – Pablo Casals

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Lamentations 1:12 [Latin]

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

O vos omnes, composed in 1932 by Pablo Casals (1876-1973)


Performed by Gondwana Chorale

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

Aug 10

Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende [Our heart’s joy is ended] (Lamentations 5:15–16) – Johann Christoph Bach

 

Johann Christoph Bach

Lamentations 5:15–16 [German]

15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

Unsers Herzens Freude hat ein Ende composed by Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)


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Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, conductor: Matti Hyökki. Continuo: Mirabella Wessman, cello – Laura Yli-Soini, double bass – Jori Männistö, organ

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Samtliche Motetten : fur 4- bis 8-stimmigen Chor und Basso continuo composed by Johann Christoph Bach. Edited by Erhard Franke. For 4 to 8-part choir and basso continuo. Choral music. Score. Language: German. Published by Noten Roehr (NR.10267).

 

Feb 23

Zwei Motetten [Two Motets] (Job 3:20-23; Lamentations 3:41; James 5:11) – Johannes Brahms

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English: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), german composer Deutsch: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), deutscher Komponist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the first motet, “Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen,” which includes Job 3:20-23; Lamentations 3:41; James 5:11 [German]

20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Zwei Motetten, Op. 74 (1877 for the first motet, which uses Biblical texts), by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by Sofia Vokalensemble

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MP3: Zwei Motetten für gemischten Chor, op. 74: I. Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Mühseligen? / Johannes Brahms / Bella Musica Edition

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Warum ist das Licht gegeben (aus: Zwei Motetten). By Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For SSATBB Choir. D-Moll (D minor). German title: Warum ist das Licht gegeben. Sacred, Chamber Choir – Recommended by Frieder Bernius; Occasions: Mourning, Death. Level 3. Full score. Language: German. Op. 74, No. 1. 8 pages. Duration 7 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4012010).

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Petrucci Music Library

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May 25

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Lamentations 1:12) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:12b

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Behold, and see if there be any sorrow starts at approximately 1:17:58]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Paul Elliott

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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