Jul 09

Sicut cervus [Like a deer] (Psalm 42:1) Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, c. 1525–1594 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 42:1 [Latin]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.


Sicut cervus (1584), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)


Performed by The Cambridge Singers

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Apr 03

Hear me, O Lord, the great support (Psalm 4:1-8) – Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman (died 1711)....

Henry Purcell, by John Closterman (died 1711). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 4:1-8

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him.

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.

There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Hear me, O Lord, the great support, Z. 133 (c. 1680-82), composed by Henry Purcell (1659-95)


Performed by La Rêveuse, conducted by Florence Bolton and Benjamin Perrot

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Feb 01

Like as the hart (Psalm 42:1-3) – Herbert Howells

White fallow deer near Argonne National Laboratories

Psalm 42:1-3

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Like as the hart (1941), composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)


Performed by The Milton Abbey Festival Chamber Choir. Directed by David McKee with Luke Bond playing the organ.

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Like as the Hart / St. John’s College Choir, Cambridge / From the Album St. John’s Magnificat – Choral Works by Herbert Howell

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Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983). For SATB choir & organ. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 5′. Published by Oxford University Press

Jun 03

Wie der Hirsch schreit (Psalm 42:1-11) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

 

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait...

English: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, portrait by Edward Magnus 1846 Deutsch: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Portrait von Edward Magnus 1846 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 42:1-11 (German)

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 42, (‘Wie der Hirsch schreit’), for chorus, soloists, and orchestra, Op.42 (1837) by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Performed by Das Vokalensemble Marienhain Vechta
Soloist Claudia Reinhard

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Der 42. Psalm (Psalm 42) (Psaume 42) by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For Soli STTBB, SATB Choir, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Organ. This edition: paperbound. German Psalms; Language: German/English. Composed 1837. 42. 32 pages. Duration 24 min. Published by Carus Verlag

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