Apr 20

Lord, let me know mine end (Psalm 39:4-7,12-13) – Maurice Greene

 

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Psalm 39:4-7,12-13

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.

Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

 Lord, let me know mine end (year unknown) by Maurice Greene (1696-1755)


Performed by Bledlow Choir at Southwell Minster

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Apr 18

Bringt her dem Herren [Bring to the Lord] (Psalm 29:1-2) – Heinrich Schütz

 

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Psalm 29:1-2 [German] plus additional text

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Bringt her dem Herren, SWV 283, from Kleine geistliche Konzerte I (op. 8, Leipzig, 1636) by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)


Performed by Sofia Gvirts (mezzo-soprano), Olga Tchumikova (organ)

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Apr 17

Confitebor tibi Domine [I will praise thee, O Lord] (Psalm 111:1,3-10) – Jan Zelenka

 

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Psalm 111:1, 3-10 [Latin]

Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Confitebor tibi Domine (1729) by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)


Performed by Visegrad Baroque Orchestra, Ars Brunensis Chorus, Conductor Marek Stryncl, Bajo Tomás Král

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Edited by Volker Kalisch. Arranged by Paul Horn. For Bass Solo, 2 Violins, Basso continuo. 32 pages. Duration 10 min. Published by Carus Verlag

 

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Mar 29

Hear my prayer, O Lord (Psalm 102:1) – Henry Purcell

 

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Psalm 102:1

Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, for chorus, violins and continuo, Z.15 (1680-1682) by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

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Edited by Arthur Hilton. For Ssaattbb Chorus, Keyboard. Mercury Concert Edition of Sacred Choral Masterworks. Published by Theodore Presser Company

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