May 06

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, from Messiah (Luke 2:9) – 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)

Luke 2:9

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them starts at approximately 37:17]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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May 05

There were shepherds abiding in the field, from Messiah (Luke 2:8) – George F. Handel

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

Luke 2:8

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

There were shepherds abiding in the field (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[There were shepherds abiding in the field starts at approximately 37:07]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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Apr 07

Die sieben letzten worte unseres erlösers am Kreuze [The seven last words of Christ on the cross], Part I: Vater, vergib ihnen [Father, forgive them] (Luke 23:34) – Joseph Haydn

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Fred Holland Day: Die sieben letzten Worte Christi (The Last Seven Words of Christ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 23:34 [German] plus additional text

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Vater, vergib ihnen from Die Sieben Letzten Worte Unseres Erlösers Am Kreuze (1796) by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)


Performed by Chamber Choir of Smolny Cathedrale, Orchestra of Hermitage

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Arranged by M Massey. SATB. Choral Large Works. 84 pages. G. Schirmer.

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Apr 01

Hosanna to the Son of David (Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:38) – Orlando Gibbons

English composer 1583 - 1625

English composer Orlando Gibbons 1583 - 1625 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adapted from Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:38

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

Hosanna to the Son of David (year unknown) by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


Performed by Wright State University Collegiate Chorale, Dayton, OH
Hank Dahlman, Conductor

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The Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems by Christopher Morris. For SATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. 34 anthems. Vocal score. 360 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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