Mar 06

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10; 2 Samuel 1:19; Job 29:11,12,14; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 103:17; 112:6; Daniel 12:3) – George F. Handel

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Ge...

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) Español: Georg Friedrich Händel en 1733 Français : Georg Friedrich Haendel en 1733 Nederlands: Georg Friedrich Händel Polski: G. F. Händel w 1733 roku Русский: Георг Фридрих Гендель (1733) Svenska: Georg Friedrich Händel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lamentations 1:1,1:4; 2:10
2 Samuel 1:19
Job 29:11,12,14
Philippians 4:8
Psalm 103:17; 112:6; 
Daniel 12:3

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

11 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me:

12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

The Ways of Zion Do Mourn / Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, composed in 1737 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by Monteverdi Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner

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Choral (SATB). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. Music Sales America. Baroque, Choral. 112 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070435. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14035615).

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Jan 27

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus [Ye men of Galilee / God is ascended] (Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

English: Ascension of Christ

Ascension of Christ by Garofalo, 1476-1559 (Image via Wikipedia)

Acts 1:11; Psalm 47:5; Psalm 103:19 [Latin]

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Viri Galilaei / Ascendit Deus (1569, Liber primus motettorum) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6-1594)


Performed by La Chapelle Royale

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Sep 23

Ascendit Deus [God has ascended] (Psalm 47:5; 103:19) – Peter Philips

 

English: Fragment of a print, representing Pet...

English: Fragment of a print, representing Peter Philips, English composer in the Netherlands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalms 47:5; 103:19 [Latin]

God ascended in hearty song; and the Lord in the voice of a trump. (God ascended with a hearty song; the Lord went up with the sound of trumpets.)

19 The Lord hath made ready his seat in heaven; and his realm shall be lord of all. (The Lord hath prepared his throne in heaven; and he shall rule over all as their King.)

Ascendit Deus (1607) by Peter Philips (c. 1560-1628)


Performed by University of Maryland Chamber Singers in Ely Cathedral

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