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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Aug 11

Afferentur regi [They shall be brought to the king] (Psalm 45:14-15) – Anton Bruckner

 

Bruckner circa 1860

Bruckner circa 1860 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 45:14b-15 [Latin: Psalm 44:15-16 (Vulgate)]

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.

Afferentur regi, offertory motet for chorus and 3 trombones, WAB1 (1861), by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Performed by University of North Texas College of Music

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Afferentur (There were brought in gladness virgins pure and lovely) by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For SATB Choir, 3 trombones, [Organ]. F-Dur (F major). German title: Afferentur regi. Psalms. Level 2. Full score. Language: Latin/English. Composed 1861. WAB 1. 8 pages. Duration 2 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag.

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