Mar 05

A song of trust (Psalm 121:1-8) – Charles V. Stanford

English: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

English: Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 121:1-8

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


A song of trust, from Bible Songs, Op. 113 (1909), composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by Roden Girl Choristers
Conductor: Sonja de Vries
Organ: Sietze de Vries

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Composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Royal School of Church Music. Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-RA454).

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Feb 26

O clap your hands (Psalm 47:1-2,5-8) – Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams circa 1920

Vaughan Williams c. 1920

Psalm 47:1-2,5-8

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.


O clap your hands (1920), composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)


Performed by St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir

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SATB, Organ. For Mixed Voices with Brass, Percussion & Organ, or Trumpet & Organ, or Ful. Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). With Standard notation. 10 pages. Duration 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Thorpe Music #392-03044. Published by Thorpe Music (PR.392030440).

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Feb 05

Fac cum servo tuo [Deal with your servant] (Psalm 119:124-125) – William Byrd

William Byrd - c.1540-1623.

William Byrd – c.1540-1623. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 119:124-125 [Latin]

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.


Fac cum servo tuo (from Cantiones Sacrae 1591), composed by William Byrd (c. 1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623)


Performed by Choir of New College/Edward Higginbottom

 

 

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Jan 23

The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27:1,3-10,14) – John Rutter

English: English composer and conducter John R...

English: English composer and conducter John Rutter at rehearsals in the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sunday 13 April 2008. Français : Le compositeur britannique John Rutter, lors d’une répétition au Birmingham Symphony Hall, le 13 avril 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 27:1,3-10,14

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.


The Lord is my light and my salvation, composed in the early 1990s by John Rutter (b 1945)


Performed by The Cambridge Singers

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SATB choir, clarinet, & organ/orchestra – Level B-C (easy – moderately difficult). Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score & clarinet part. 20 pages. Duration 7′. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193504158).