Dec 10

Ecce Virgo concipiet [The virgin will conceive] (Isaiah 7:14) – William Byrd

 

The Annunciation by Eustache Le Sueur, an example of 17th-century Marian art. The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary her pregnancy with Jesus

The Annunciation by Eustache Le Sueur. The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary her pregnancy with Jesus. Image via Wikipedia

Isaiah 7:14 [Latin]

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


Ecce Virgo concipiet, from Gradualia, ac cantiones sacræ… Liber primus (2nd edition, 1610), vol.1 no.15. composed by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

 


Performed by Chorus Salvatoris

FREE SHEE MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

Sep 03

Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei [Seek ye first the Kingdom of God] (Matthew 6:33) – Philipp Dulichius

 

Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch

Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch

Matthew 6:33 [Latin]

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei, composed by Philipp Dulichius (1562-1631)


Performed by Manfred Cordes / Weser-Renaissance

 

Aug 06

Cum intrasset Jesus [And when Jesus was come into Jerusalem] (Matthew 21:10-12a) – Giaches de Wert

 

Christ Driving the Money Changers out of the Temple, by Valentin de Boulogne

Christ Driving the Money Changers out of the Temple, by Valentin de Boulogne

Matthew 21:10-12a

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,


Cum intrasset Jesus (1566), Motets, Book 1: No. 11, composed by Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)


Performed by Collegium Musicum Amsterdam & Anthony Zielhorst

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Choral Public Domain Library

Jul 16

Et vidi angelum [I saw an angel] (Revelation 20:1-3) – Marco Galvani

 

The Angel Binding Satan (c. 1797) - by Philip James de Loutherbourg

The Angel Binding Satan (c. 1797) – by Philip James de Loutherbourg

Revelation 20:1-3 [Latin]

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


Et vidi angelum, composed by Marco Galvani (b. 1994)


Performed by The Choir of the Queen’s College, Oxford, directed by Owen Rees