Dec 04

Gaudete in Domino [Rejoice in the Lord] (Philippians 4:4) – Giaches de Wert

English: Incipit of the Gregorian chant introi...

English: Incipit of the Gregorian chant introit for Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 4:4 [Latin]

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.


Gaudete in Domino (from Il secondo libro de motetti, 1581) composed by Giaches de Wert 1535 1596


Performed by Quire Cleveland

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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

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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 22

Laboravi clamans [I am weary of crying] (Psalm 69:3) – Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Joseph Aved.

Jean-Philippe Rameau, by Joseph Aved. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 69:3 | Psalm 68:4 Vulgate [Latin]

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Laboravi clamans, grand motet for 5 voices composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

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Performance conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, with Collegium Vocale Gent, Chœur et Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale


Performed by University of Illinois Chorale, Matthew Leese conductor

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Laboravi Clamans (SSATB,Org) composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Edited by Daniel Pinkham. For SSATB choir, Organ. Choral. Vocal score. Text Language: Latin. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P66276). ISBN M-3007-1989-4. With Text Language: Latin. Choral.

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Nov 02

Audivi vocem [I heard a voice] (Jeremiah 40:10, Matthew 25:6) – Thomas Tallis

350px-thomas_tallisMusic text:

I heard a voice coming from heaven: Come, all ye most wise virgins, store up oil in your vessels, until the bridegroom cometh. A cry goes up at midnight: Behold, the bridegroom cometh.

Source of text:
Jeremiah 40:10, Matthew 25:6

10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Audivi vocem, motet composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)


Performed by New York Polyphony

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A Tallis Anthology composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Edited by John Milsom. Arranged by Milsom. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Sacred. Choral Collection. 128 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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