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).

 

Jan 01

Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe [Lord, if only I have you] (Psalm 73:25-26) – Dietrich Buxtehude

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude' Herr, wenn ich nu...

Score of Dietrich Buxtehude’ Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab’ BuxWV38 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 73:25-26 [German]

25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.


Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe, BuxWV38, composed by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)


Performed by Ensemble Concerto Scirocco

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Nov 27

Hide not thou thy face (Psalm 27:9) – Richard Farrant

Psalm 27:9

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.


Hide not thou thy face by Richard Farrant (c.1530-1580)


Performed by The Cambridge Singers

 

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Composed by Richard Farrant (1525-1580). Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193852204).

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Nov 13

God spake sometime in visions (Psalm 89:20-30) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 89:20-30

20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;


God spake sometime in visions, composed in 1685 by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by Bach Collegium San Diego
Ruben Valenzuela, Music Director

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Composed by John Blow (1649-1708). Vocal Score. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.D3).

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