Sep 06

Vere languores [Surely He has born our griefs] (Isaiah 53:4-5) – Tomas Luis de Victoria

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Photo of the Book of Isaiah page of the Bible (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 53:4-5 [Latin]

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Vere languores (published 1572), composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Performed by Sexteto Cantabile


Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Motectum: Vere languores


Composed by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). Edited by John Leavitt. Treasury Choral. 12 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.117924).


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Aug 30

Ecce quomodo moritur [Behold how the righteous man dies] (Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2) – Jacob (Gallus) Handl

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English: An old (AD 1540) picture scanned by myself (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 57:1-2; Psalm 76:2 [Latin]

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Ecce quomodo moritur justus, composed by Jacob Gallus Handl (1550-1591)

Performed by University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Directed by Paul Halley


Ecce quomodo moritur iustus


Behold, how doth the righteous man perish. Composed by Jacob Handl. Arranged by Walter Williams. Holy Week/Three Days. Octavo. Scripture: Isaiah 57:1, 2 and Psalm 76:2. 8 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.1226).


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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 – Direttore: M° Marco Arlotti


Dum complerentur


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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


Qui sequitur me



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