Jan 04

O taste and see (Psalm 34:8) – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams in 1919, by William Rothenstein

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O taste and see, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953


Performed by The Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

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Sacred and Secular Songs: O Taste and See / Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir

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English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets composed 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

Dec 15

Benedicam Dominum [I will bless the LORD] (Psalm 34:1-3) – Praetorius

 

English: Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); 1606;...

English: Michael Praetorius (1571-1621); 1606; 20:15 cm  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 34:1-3 [Latin]

1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Benedicam Dominum by Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)
[This program and YouTube video by a Collegium Musicum credit Michael Praetorius but there is this detailed score available through CPDL crediting Hieronymus. I’m uncertain which it is, but leaning towards Hieronymus. Please let me know if this is incorrect.]


Performed by Oberlin Collegium Musicum
Steven Plank, Director
Performed at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal), Cleveland, Ohio

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May 19

Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei [Lord, how are they increased that trouble me] (Psalm 3:1-8) – Henry Purcell

 

Henry Purcell (1659–1695) whose operas were wr...

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)  Image via Wikipedia

Psalm 3:1-8 [Latin]

1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

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.

Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z.135 (c. 1680) by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Chester Cathedral Nave Choir

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MP3: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei / Henry Purcell / Jeremy Summerly, Oxford Camerata / Naxos

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A Purcell Anthology by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Arranged by Bruce Wood. For SATB choir with and without organ/strings. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 112 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193533516).

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May 03

Timete Dominum [Fear the Lord] (Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12) – Ascanio Trombetti

Statue of Apostle Peter on the St. Isaac cathedral in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Статуя Апостола Петра на Исаакиевском соборе в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия).

Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12a [Latin]

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Timete Dominum (year unknown) by Ascanio Trombetti (1544-1590)


Performed by Royal Wind Music, directed by Paul Leenhouts

 

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