May 28

The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11) – William Boyce

 

William Boyce, composer

William Boyce, composer

Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


The heavens declare the glory of God (published 1790), composed by William Boyce (1711-1779)

Performed by Guildford Cathedral Choir, Gavin Williams (organ), directed by Barry Rose

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Jun 22

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt [For here have we no continuing city], from Ein deutsches Requiem [A German Requiem] (Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11) – Johannes Brahms

 

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German c...

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11 [German]

14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt (1866) from Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift [A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures] Op. 45, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Performed by KammerChor Hofheim, Monteverdichor Budapest

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For soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo, SATB choir and piano accompaniment. Op. 45 (Text Language: German). 96 pages. Duration circa 70 minutes. Published by Edition Peters

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