Jul 23

Save me, O God (Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14) – John Blow

John Blow

Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.

Save me, O God, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)

Performed by Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat / EOL Chamber Choir


Brighton Consort

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


Choral Public Domain Library

Jun 25

Bendita Sabedoria (Blessed Wisdom) – (Proverbs 1:20, 20:15, 4:7, 24:5, 3:13; Psalm 90:12) – Heitor Villa-Lobos

Português: O compositor brasileiro Heitor Vila...

Português: O compositor brasileiro Heitor Vila-Lobos (1887-1959). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Proverbs 1:20, 20:15, 4:7, 24:5, 3:13; Psalm 90:12 [Portuguese]

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets

15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Bendita Sabedoria (1958), composed by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

I. Sapientia foris praedicat

II. Vas pretiosum

III. Principium sapientiae

IV. Vir sapiens

V. Beatus homo

VI. Dexteram tuam

Choir: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Conductor: Marcus Creed


May 21

Richte mich, Gott [Vindicate me, O God] (Psalm 43:1-5) – 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 43:1-5 [German]

Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

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

Richte mich, Gott, Op. 78, No. 2, composed in 1844 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Performed by Ensemble Vocalitas Nova


Choral Public Domain Library