Nov 14

Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110:1-7) – Claudio Monteverdi

 

Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630)

Psalm 110:1-7 [Latin]

1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.


Dixit Dominus from Vespers for the Blessed Virgin, SV 206 (1610), composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Performed by John Eliot Gardiner and Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Les Pages du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

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Nov 12

Laudate Dominum (Psalm 117:1-2) – Jan Sweelinck

 

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Psalm 117:1-2 [Latin]

1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.


Laudate Dominum (1619 in Cantiones Sacrae, no. 11), composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Performed by Strijps Kamerkoor Eindhoven, conductor Wilko Brouwers

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Jul 15

If the Lord had not helped me (Psalm 94:17-19, 22) – Edward Bairstow

Psalm 94:17-19, 22

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.


If the Lord had not helped me, composed by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Jun 26

Great is the Lord (Psalm 48:1-14) – Edward Elgar

 

Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

Psalm 48:1-14

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.


Great is the Lord, Op. 67, composed between 1910 and 1912 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)., orchestrated in 1913.

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