Feb 12

Arise, my love (Song of Solomon 2:10-14) – Stephen Paulus

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter ...

King Solomon, Russian icon from first quarter of 18th cen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 2:10-14

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.


Arise, my love, composed by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) to mark the retirement of Joseph Flummerfelt from Westminster Choir College in 2004


Performed by Northwest Tower Choir

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Jan 30

De profundis [Out of the depths] (Psalm 130:1-2,7) – Paul Mealor

English: Photograph of British composer Paul M...

English: Photograph of British composer Paul Mealor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 130:1-2,7

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.


De profundis (2005), composed by Paul Mealor (b. 1975)


Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, featuring Tim Storms

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De Profundis. For Bass Solo and SATB Divisi Chorus Unaccompanied. Composed by Paul Mealor. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV293502. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14042079).

Jan 23

The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1,3-10,14) – John Rutter

English: English composer and conducter John R...

English: English composer and conducter John Rutter at rehearsals in the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sunday 13 April 2008. Français : Le compositeur britannique John Rutter, lors d’une répétition au Birmingham Symphony Hall, le 13 avril 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 27:1,3-10,14

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.


The Lord is my light and my salvation, composed in the early 1990s by John Rutter (b 1945)


Performed by The Cambridge Singers

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SATB choir, clarinet, & organ/orchestra – Level B-C (easy – moderately difficult). Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score & clarinet part. 20 pages. Duration 7′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193504158).

 

Jan 15

No more sorrow (Revelation 21:4) – Will Todd

English: A very quiet picture, could be used t...

English: A very quiet picture, could be used to express sorrow. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.


No more sorrow (2014), composed by Will Todd (b .1970)


Performed by Tenebrae

 

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http://willtodd.co.uk/products-page/choir_and_keyboard/no_more_sorrow_satb/