May 07

Versa est in luctum [My harp also is turned to mourning] (Job 30:31, 7:16) – Alonso Lobo

English: Portrait of Alonso Lobo. Español: Ret...

English: Portrait of Alonso Lobo. Español: Retrato de Alonso Lobo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Job 30:31, 7:16 [Latin]

31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.


Versa est in luctum (1602), composed by Alonso Lobo (1555-1617)


Performed by The Southwark Cathedral Merbecke Choir

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Apr 30

Super flumina Babylonis [By the rivers of Babylon] (Psalm 137:1) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

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Kupferstich von Ferdinand Ruscheweyh nach einem Gemälde Eduard von Bendemanns (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 137:1-2 [Latin]

1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.


Super flumina Babylonis (1581), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)


Performed by The Choir of Saint Luke’s Ordinariate Parish, Washington DC

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Apr 16

Stetit Jesus [Jesus stood] (Luke 24:36) – Cipriano de Rore

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English: Cipriano de Rore; detail of a miniature in the Munich State Library by Hans Müelich; probably 1560s; from Alfred Einstein, The Italian Madrigal (1949), PD-art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 24:36 [Latin]

36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.


Stetit Jesus, composed by Cipriano de Rore (1515-1565)

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Apr 09

Dum transisset Sabbatum [When the Sabbath was past] (Mark 16:1-2) – Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mark 16:1-2 [Latin]

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.


Dum transisset Sabbatum, from William Byrd’s and Thomas Tallis’ Cantiones sacrae (1575), composed by Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)


Performed by Alamire, directed by David Skinner

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