Jul 15

Exaudi orationem meam [Hear my prayer] from Symphony of Psalms (Psalm 39:12-13) – Igor Stravinsky

 

Photoportrait of , Russian composer.

Photoportrait of Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 39:12-13 [Latin]

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Exaudi orationem meam, from Symphony of Psalms (1930) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)


Performed by Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Glee Club conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada at Yale University, Woolsey Hall in New Haven CT

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MP3: Symphony of Psalms / Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky / CBS Records Masterworks

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Edited by Soulima Stravinsky. Vocal Score. BH Large Choral. 40 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes

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Audio of first recording of work, in 1931, with Stravinsky conducting Orchestre des Concerts Straram, Alexis Vlassoff Chorus

 

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Jun 19

Herr, lehre doch mich [Lord, make me to know mine end], from Ein deutsches Requiem [A German Requiem] (Psalm 39:4-7) – Johannes Brahms

 

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German c...

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 39:4-7 [German]

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

Herr, lehre doch mich (1866) from Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift [A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures] Op. 45, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by KammerChor Hofheim, Monteverdichor Budapest

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MP3: Herr, Lehre Doch Mich / Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

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For soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo, SATB choir and piano accompaniment. Op. 45 (Text Language: German). 96 pages. Duration circa 70 minutes. Published by Edition Peters

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Apr 20

Lord, let me know mine end (Psalm 39:4-7,12-13) – Maurice Greene

 

Detail of Maurice Greene; John Hoadly, by Fran...

Detail of Maurice Greene; John Hoadly, by Francis Hayman. See source website for additional information. (Image via Wikipedia)

Psalm 39:4-7,12-13

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

 Lord, let me know mine end (year unknown) by Maurice Greene (1696-1755)


Performed by Bledlow Choir at Southwell Minster

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MP3: Lord let me know mine end; The Choir of Christ’s College

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Arranged by Richard Lyne. For SS solo voices, SATB choir and organ/strings. Church Music Society publications. Published by Oxford University Press

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