May 01

The Word Was God (John 1:1-3) – Rosephanye Powell

English: beginning of John

English: beginning of John (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


The Word Was God (1996), composed by Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962)


Performed by Oasis Chorale

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Choral (SATB DV A Cappella). Composed by Rosephanye Powell. Gentry Publications. Sacred. 12 pages. Fred Bock Music Company #JG2196. Published by Fred Bock Music Company (HL.8738700).

Apr 10

When I survey the wondrous cross (Galatians 6:14) – Lowell Mason, arr. Gilbert M. Martin

Portrait of Lowell Mason

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Galatians 6:14

14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

When I survey the wondrous crossWords: Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707). Music composed (1824) by Lowell Mason (1792-1872), arranged (1968) by Gilbert M. Martin (b. 1941)


Performed by Doane College Alumni Reunion Choir, July 13, 2014

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S.A.T.B and Organ. Composed by Lowell Mason (1792-1872). Arranged by Gilbert M. Martin. Westminster Choir College Library. Sacred, Choral. Piano reduction/vocal score. With Standard notation. 8 pages. Theodore Presser Company #312-40785. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.312407850).

Apr 03

Hear me, O Lord, the great support (Psalm 4:1-8) – Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman (died 1711)....

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman (died 1711). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 4:1-8

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Hear me, O Lord, the great support, Z. 133 (c. 1680-82), composed by Henry Purcell (1659-95)


Performed by La Rêveuse, conducted by Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot

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Mar 27

Abendlied [Evening song] (Luke 24:29) – Josef Rheinberger

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 2...

The Road to Emmaus appearance, based on Luke 24:13-32, painted by Joseph von Führich, 1830. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 24:29 [German]

29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3, composed by Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) 


Performed by Stuttgarter Kantaten-Ensemble

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European Sacred Music. Edited by John Rutter (1945-). Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral collection. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193436954).

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