Jan 08

He sent a thick darkness over all the land (Exodus 10:21) – George Frideric Handel

Absolute darkness

Absolute darkness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Exodus 10:21

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.


He sent a thick darkness over all the land, from Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 (1739) composed by George Frideric Handel


Performed by Ferenc Erkel Mixed Choir (Budapest), led by Esther Draskóczy Chamber Orchestra

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2 soprano voice solos, 2 alto voice solos, tenor voice solo, 2 bass voice solos, double SATB choir, piano – Level 4. Oratorio in three parts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Annette Landgraf. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: Urtext edition. Paperback. The versions of the 1739 and 1756-7 performances. Piano reduction. HWV 54. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA4063-90).

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Jan 01

Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe [Lord, if only I have you] (Psalm 73:25-26) – Dietrich Buxtehude

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude' Herr, wenn ich nu...

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude’ Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab’ BuxWV38 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 73:25-26 [German]

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.


Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, BuxWV38, composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)


Performed by Ensemble Concerto Scirocco

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Dec 26

Nunc dimittis [Now let] (Luke 2:29-32) – Gustav Holst

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:29-32 [Latin]

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.


Nunc dimittis, H127, composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)


Performed by the Stanford Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Stephen M. Sano

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Choral (SATB). Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Desmond Ratcliffe. Music Sales America. Sacred, 20th Century, Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290459R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14015253).

 

Dec 11

Angelus ad pastores ait [The angel said to the shepherds] (Luke 2:10-11) – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. ...

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. Müller, 1624 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:10-11 [Latin]

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


Angelus ad pastores ait, (1619, from Cantiones Sacrae) composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Performed by Nova Singers

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