Mar 04

Ecce Homo! [Behold the man!] (John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22) – Guillaume Bouzignac

 

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

Ecce Homo by Mihály Munkácsy 1896.

John 19:5,6,15; Matthew 27:23,17,21,22 [Latin]

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


Ecce Homo! motet from Tours, Bibliothèque Centrale Municipale, Ms. 168, fol. 107v. composed by Guillaume Bouzignac (1587-1643)


Performed by Les Arts Florissants ft. Les Pages de la Chapelle, conducted by William Christie

 

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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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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