Jan 30

De profundis [Out of the depths] (Psalm 130:1-2,7) – Paul Mealor

English: Photograph of British composer Paul M...

English: Photograph of British composer Paul Mealor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 130:1-2,7

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.


De profundis (2005), composed by Paul Mealor (b. 1975)


Performed by St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, featuring Tim Storms

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De Profundis. For Bass Solo and SATB Divisi Chorus Unaccompanied. Composed by Paul Mealor. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV293502. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14042079).

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).

 

Dec 26

Nunc dimittis [Now let] (Luke 2:29-32) – Gustav Holst

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934)

English: Gustav Holst (1874–1934) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 2:29-32 [Latin]

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.


Nunc dimittis, H127, composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)


Performed by the Stanford Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Stephen M. Sano

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Choral (SATB). Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Desmond Ratcliffe. Music Sales America. Sacred, 20th Century, Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290459R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14015253).

 

Dec 18

Magnificat [Magnifies] (Luke 1:46-55) – Antonio Vivaldi

Madonna of the Magnificat ( )

Madonna of the Magnificat ( ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke 1:46-55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.


Magnificat, RV610, composed by Antonio VIvaldi (1678-1741)


Performed by Artaria Ensemble

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Bearbeitet fur Soli, Chor und Orgel. Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by Andreas Kohs. Stapled. Choir & Organ. Arranged for Soloists, Choir and Organ. Score. RV 610/611. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA7516).

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