Oct 12

Though I speak with the tongues of men (1 Corinthians 13:1-4,7-8,12-13) – Edward C. Bairstow

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Flag of the Areopagus of Eastern Continental Greece (1821-1825), with symbols of faith, charity (love), and hope (First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 13). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Corinthians 13:1-4,7-8,12-13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Though I speak with the tongues of men (1934), composed by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by St. John’s Detroit

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The New Church Anthem Book composed by Lionel Dakers. For SATB choir and keyboard. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Paperback. 592 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193531093).

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Oct 05

I am the Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1-5,7-8,10-11) – William Billings

William Billings

Cover of William Billings

Song of Solomon 2:1-5,7-8,10-11

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

I am the Rose of Sharon (from The Singing Master’s Assistant, first published in 1778), composed by William Billings (1746-1800)


Performed by Quire Cleveland under Artistic Director Ross W. Duffin

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I am the rose of Sharon / Paul Hillier and His Majestie’s Clerkes / Early American Choral Music Vol. 1: Anthems and Fuging Tunes by William Billings / Harmonia Mundi

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I Am the Rose of Sharon composed by William Billings (1746-1800). Arranged by Richard C. Pisano. For Choral (SATB). Walton Choral. 16 pages. Walton Music #W2201. Published by Walton Music (HL.8500736).

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Sep 07

Verily, verily I say unto you (John 6:53-56) – Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585

Thomas Tallis, c. 1505–1585 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 6:53-56

53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Verily, verily I say unto you, composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)


Performed by St. Joseph choir of Wekerle. Gergely Kaposi conducts the orchestra of Matthias Church.

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Tallis: Verily, verily I say unto you / The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium / Gimell Records

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A Tallis Anthology composed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Edited by John Milsom. Arranged by Milsom. For Mixed Choir. Mixed Voices. Sacred. Choral Collection. 128 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193534100). 

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Aug 31

Jubilate Deo [Sing joyfully to God] (Psalm 100:1-5) – George Frideric Handel

 

The Chandos portrait of Handel

The Chandos portrait of Handel

Psalm 100:1-5

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Utrecht Jubilate Deo, HWV 279 (1713), composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by:
DAVID CHIN, conductor and harpsichord (www.davidchinmusic.com)
ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, soprano
HELEN HUANG, soprano
ASHLEY HILL-HIBBARD, mezzo soprano
JESSICA ANN BEST, mezzo-soprano
PABLO BUSTOS, tenor
DANIEL MCINERNEY, tenor
THOMAS LEHMAN, baritone
CALEB WOO, baritone
GREGORY PERRIN, concert master
TIMONTHY LEE, violin
JEBAT ARJUNA KEE, viola
SAMUEL PIERCE-RUHLAND, cello
MICHAEL FRANZ, double bass
TERESA VILLALOBOS, flute
KATIE HART, oboe
JILLIAN HONN, oboe
ADAM GANDOLFO, solo trumpet
JACKSON ARTHUR, trumpet
NICHOLAS TARIELLO, timpani
ALEXANDER WONG, organ

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Utrecht Jubilate (Vocal Score). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Baroque, Sacred, Choral. 43 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV070148. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14034510). 

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