May 31

Machet die Tore weit [Lift up your heads, O ye gates] (Psalm 24:7-9) – Andreas Hammerschmidt

Andreas Hammerschmidt

Andreas Hammerschmidt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 24:7-9 [German]

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Machet die Tore weit, composed by Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-1675)

Performed by UniversitätsChor München

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May 28

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, from Messiah (Psalm 24:7-10) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Lift up your heads, O ye gates starts at approximately 1:22:14]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood

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