Oct 23

In Te Domine Speravi [I put my trust in You, Lord] (Psalm 30:1-6) – Nicolas Gombert

Psalm 30:1-6 [Latin]

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

In Te Domine Speravi composed by Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560)


Oct 09

Beati estis [Blessed are you] (Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23) – Peter Philips


Beatitudes-sermon-on-mount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23 [Latin]

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Beati estis, composed by Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)

Performed by Middelburgs Chamber Choir


SATB/SATB choir and organ. Composed by Peter Philips (1560-1628). Choral. Octavo. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.Y99).


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Oct 02

Duo Seraphim (Isaiah 6:2-3; 1 John 5:7) – Rihards Dubra

English: God surrounded by seraphim. From the ...

English: God surrounded by seraphim. From the Petites Heures de Jean de Berry, a 14th-century illuminated manuscript. Courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France: http://www.bnf.fr/enluminures/manuscrits/man9/i6_0094.htm Category:Illuminated manuscript images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 6:2-3; 1 John 5:7 [Latin]

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Duo Seraphim (2005), composed by Rihards Dubra (b. 1964)

Performed by Bayerischer Landesjugendchor


SSAAAATBB choir. Composed by Rihards Dubra. Sheet Music. Composed 2005. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Musica Baltica (PE.MB0408).


Sep 25

In illo tempore postquam consummati sunt [At that time, when it was] (Luke 2:21) – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

English: The New Testament relates how after h...

English: The New Testament relates how after his birth, Jesus was circumcised according to Jewish tradition (Luke 2: 21). The Circumcision about 1500, Workshop of Giovanni Bellini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:21

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

In illo tempore postquam consummati sunt (Cantiones Sacrae, 1619, No 22), composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Performed by Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam


MP3: Cantiones sacrae: In illo tempore postquam consummati sunt, SwWV 172


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