Aug 09

Dum complerentur dies pentecostes [When the day of Pentecost] (Acts 2:1-2; John 20:19) – G. P. da Palestrina

English: Pentecost

English: Pentecost (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Acts 2:1-2; John 20:19 (adapted) [Latin]

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

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.

Dum complerentur dies pentecostes (from Liber primus motettorum,1569), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)


Performed by Coro I Ragazzi Cantori di S. Giovanni (San Giovanni in Persiceto, BO – http://www.ragazzicantori.it) Direttore: M° Marco Arlotti

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Aug 02

Qui sequitur me [He that follows me] (John 8:12) – Orlando di Lasso

Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) (Other versions ...

Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594) (Other versions of the name: Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassus, Roland Delattre.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 8:12b [Latin]

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Qui sequitur me (1577, #6 from Novae aliquot, ad 2 voces cantiones), composed by Orlande de Lassus (c.1532-1594)


Performed by Chamber Choir of the Conservatory “L. Canepa” of Sassari
Director: Francis Scognamillo

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Jul 19

Cantate Domino [Sing unto the Lord] (Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 98:1,5) – Claudio Monteverdi

Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Be...

Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi, hanging in the Gallerie dall’Accademia in Venice (1640). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 98:1,5 [Latin]

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

Cantate Domino, SV 293 a 6 (1620) composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)


Performed by Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

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Composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Arranged by Karl-Heinz Schnee. Walton Choral. 20 pages. Walton Music #W2315. Published by Walton Music.

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May 10

Jephte [Jephtha] (oratorio, including Plorate filii Israel [“Weep, children of Israel”]) (Judges 11:28-40) – Giacomo Carissimi

Hieronymus Francken III Jephthah meets his dau...

Hieronymus Francken III Jephthah meets his daughter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Judges 11:28-40 [Latin, adaptation]

28 Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

29 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.

30 And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,

31 Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord‘s, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.

32 So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the Lord delivered them into his hands.

33 And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.

34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the Lord, and I cannot go back.

36 And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the Lord hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.

37 And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.

38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,

40 That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

Jephte oratorio (before 1649), composed by Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)


Göteborg Baroque, a Swedish ensemble, performs the final choir “Plorate” from Jephte by Carissimi


Complete oratorio performed by Il Giardino Armonico

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Plorate filii Israel (Lament, ye children of Israel) (Lament, ye children of Israel – from “Jephtha”). Composed by Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674). Arranged by Henry Clough-Leighter. For SSATTB choir, keyboard (organ or piano). General, Lament/Grief/Sorrow. Octavo. Scripture: Judges 11:38-40. 8 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing

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