May 03

Timete Dominum [Fear the Lord] (Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12) – Ascanio Trombetti

Statue of Apostle Peter on the St. Isaac cathedral in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Статуя Апостола Петра на Исаакиевском соборе в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия).

Psalm 34:9,15; 1 Peter 3:12a [Latin]

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Timete Dominum (year unknown) by Ascanio Trombetti (1544-1590)


Performed by Royal Wind Music, directed by Paul Leenhouts

 

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Apr 21

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – John Rutter

 

Psalm 23 is often referred to as the Shepherd'...

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Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

The Lord is my shepherd (1976, from Requiem) by John Rutter (b. 1945)


Performed by the Monteverdi Choir Würzburg with conductor Matthias Beckert in the Augustinerkirche

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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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