Feb 19

Lamentio – Et egressus est [Lamentations – And from the daughter of Zion has departed] (Lamentations 1:6-7) – Manuel Cardoso

English: Woodcut for "Die Bibel in Bilder...

English: Woodcut for “Die Bibel in Bildern”, 1860. Lamentations of Jeremiah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:6-7 [Latin]

And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths.


Et egressus est (published in the collection of Livro de Vários Motetes [Book of Various Motets] in 1648]), composed by Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)


Performed by Byrd Ensemble

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Feb 05

Fac cum servo tuo [Deal with your servant] (Psalm 119:124-125) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 119:124-125 [Latin]

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.


Fac cum servo tuo (from Cantiones Sacrae 1591), composed by William Byrd (c. 1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623)


Performed by Choir of New College/Edward Higginbottom

 

 

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Dec 26

Nunc dimittis [Now let] (Luke 2:29-32) – Gustav Holst

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:29-32 [Latin]

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.


Nunc dimittis, H127, composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)


Performed by the Stanford Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Stephen M. Sano

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Choral (SATB). Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Desmond Ratcliffe. Music Sales America. Sacred, 20th Century, Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290459R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14015253).

 

Dec 18

Magnificat [Magnifies] (Luke 1:46-55) – Antonio Vivaldi

Madonna of the Magnificat ( )

Madonna of the Magnificat ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.


Magnificat, RV610, composed by Antonio VIvaldi (1678-1741)


Performed by Artaria Ensemble

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Bearbeitet fur Soli, Chor und Orgel. Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by Andreas Kohs. Stapled. Choir & Organ. Arranged for Soloists, Choir and Organ. Score. RV 610/611. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA7516).

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