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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Aug 23

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 4:4-7

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

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49, verse anthem composed c. 1682-85 by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Sidney Sussex College choir, Director David Skinner

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The New Church Anthem Book. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.

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Sep 16

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Anonymous

Philippians 4:4-7

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

Let your moderation [“softness” in music text] be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway (mid-16th century), “Attributed (probably incorrectly) to John Redford” (CPDL)


Performed by the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers

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English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

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