Jul 09

Sicut cervus [Like a deer] (Psalm 42:1) Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 42:1 [Latin]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.


Sicut cervus (1584), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)


Performed by The Cambridge Singers

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Jul 02

Vox in Rama [A voice in Rama] (Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15) – George Kirbye

Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.


Vox in Rama, composed by George Kirbye (1565-1634)


Performed by Quire Cleveland

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May 28

Vigilate [Watch] (Mark 13:35-37) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

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

Mark 13:35-37 [Latin]

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.


Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae I1589) composed by William Byrd (1540-1623)


Performed by The Tallis Scholars

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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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