Sep 02

Nunc Dimittis [Now Dismiss] in G (Luke 2:29-32) – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

 

English: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

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Luke 2:29-32

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

From Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G, Op. 81 (1904), by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford; David Crown (conductor), Robert Smith (organ), Stephen O’Driscoll (baritone); Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), 6 February 2012

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May 09

Glory to God, from Messiah (Luke 2:14) – George F. Handel

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Luke 2:14

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

 —

Glory to God (chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Glory to God starts at approximately 38:25]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood

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May 08

And suddenly there was with the angel, from Messiah (Luke 2:13) – George F. Handel

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Luke 2:13

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

 —

And suddenly there was with the angel (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And suddenly there was with the angel starts at approximately 38:07]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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May 07

And the angel said unto them, from Messiah (Luke 2:10-11) – George F. Handel

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Luke 2:10-11

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

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

And the angel said unto them (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And the angel said unto them starts at approximately 37:37]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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