Apr 14

Blazhen muzh [Blessed is the man] (Psalm 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:7,8) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873 – 1943

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Psalm 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:7,8

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Blazhen muzh, 3rd movement of All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Opus 37 (1915), by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


Performed by The University of Utah Singers, A Cappella Choir & Salt Lake Choral Artists, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred

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MP3: Rachmaninoff: Vespers – Blazhen Muzh (Blessed is the man) / Robert Shaw Festival Singer / Telarc

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Blessed Is the Man. (Blazhen muzh). By Alexander Dmitriyevich Kastalsky (1856-1926). For SATB choir (div). Choral octavo. Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.KS-035).

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May 27

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell, from Messiah (Psalm 16:10) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

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Psalm 16:10

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell starts at approximately 1:19:51]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Judith Nelson

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Messiah, Edited by Watkins Shaw, Novello Handel Edition. 257 pages

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