Oct 09

Beati estis [Blessed are you] (Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23) – Peter Philips

Beatitudes-sermon-on-mount

Beatitudes-sermon-on-mount (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23 [Latin]

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.


Beati estis, composed by Peter Philips (1560/1-1628)


Performed by Middelburgs Chamber Choir

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SATB/SATB choir and organ. Composed by Peter Philips (1560-1628). Choral. Octavo. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.Y99).

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Sep 25

In illo tempore postquam consummati sunt [At that time, when it was] (Luke 2:21) – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

English: The New Testament relates how after h...

English: The New Testament relates how after his birth, Jesus was circumcised according to Jewish tradition (Luke 2: 21). The Circumcision about 1500, Workshop of Giovanni Bellini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:21

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.


In illo tempore postquam consummati sunt (Cantiones Sacrae, 1619, No 22), composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Performed by Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam

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Mar 27

Abendlied [Evening song] (Luke 24:29) – Josef Rheinberger

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 2...

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 24:13-32, painted by Joseph von Führich, 1830. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 24:29 [German]

29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3, composed by Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) 


Performed by Stuttgarter Kantaten-Ensemble

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Feb 14

Pater noster [Our Father] (Luke 11:2-4) – Francesco de Layolle

English: Reproduction of painting by Jacopo da...

English: Reproduction of painting by Jacopo da Pontormo (Florence, ca. 1530); from Alfred Einstein, The Italian Madrigal (1949); PD-art (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 11:2-4 [Latin]

And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Pater noster, composed by Francesco dell’Aiolle [a.k.a. Francesco de Layolle] (1492-1540)


Performed by Magdala, conductor David Skinner

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