Dec 20

Gloria in excelsis Deo [Glory to God in the highest] (Luke 2:14) – Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725

Antonio Vivaldi by François Morellon la Cave; 1725 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:14 [Latin] (1st two movements of Vivaldi’s work: Gloria in excelsis Deo; Et in terra pax hominibus)

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Gloria (RV 589), composed (in 1716?) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Performed by Trevor Pinnock, English Concert




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Dec 13

Hodie Christus natus est [Christ is born today] (Luke 2:11) – Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:11 [Latin]

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Hodie Christus natus est, Christmas motet for 8 voices arranged in two separate choirs, composed by Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/1557-1612)

Performed by University Choir Munich
Munich Brass Connection
Director: John Kleinjung


MP3: Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est


Hodie Christus Natus Est (Christ Is Born Today) (Hodie Christus natus est). Composed by Gabrieli. For double choir. Christmas. Difficult. Published by Concordia Publishing House (CR.97-5758U1).


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Nov 29

Magnificat [Magnifies] (Luke 1:46-55) – Arvo Pärt

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc...

The Visitation in the Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry; the Magnificat in Latin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 1:46-55 [Latin]

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Magnificat, composed in 1989 by Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Performed by Coro da Camera del Conservatorio di Como
Vincenza Giacoia, soprano solo
Domenico Innominato, director


MP3: Magnificat – Arvo Part


Composed by Arvo Part (1935-). Choral part(s). With Standard notation. Universal Edition #UE019350. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE019350).

Jun 14

I will arise (Luke 15:18-19) – Robert Creighton

Hans Sebald Beham engraving of the parable of ...

Hans Sebald Beham engraving of the parable of the Prodigal Son with his pigs, 1536 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 15:18-19

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

I will arise, composed by Robert Creighton (1639-1734)

Performed by Musica Sacra, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
H. Scott Raab, Conductor



I Will Arise composed by Robert Creighton. Edited by Michael Jarvis. For SATB choir, organ accompaniment. Lent, OT 24 C. Ars Antiqua Series. Sacred. Easy. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications


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